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Message from President

Our first newsletter was released on 26th Jan 2017 and was circulated widely across Australia and overseas. I am pleased to let you know that we received excellent feedback from the readers. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have appreciated the


Media Coordinator's Message

The inaugral Newsletter of ICSOA released during the last week of January 2017 was most enthusiastically received by a diverse community of readers.
Interesting articles and information



Hon Malcolm Turnbull

I welcome this opportunity to acknowledge

Hon Bill Shorten

On behalf of the Federal Parliamentary

Hon Richard Di Natale

Now more than ever, it’s vitally important that

Dr Anne Aly

As Member for Cowan, I represent a large

Hon Colin Barnett

The Indian community is one of the fastest

Hon Luke Foley

I am delighted to send my best wishes

Mayor Wendy Waller

The launch of the Indian Crescent Society

Ernie Friedlander

Congratulation to the Indian Crescent

Jack Passaris

I congratulate you on the establishment


News from Australia


Dr Bulent Hass Dellal appointed as Chair of SBS Board

Congratulation for your appointment
On behalf of ICSOA members, we want to congratulate Dr Bulent Hass Dellal, who is recently appointment as Chairman of the SBS Board.


News from India


Syed Shahabuddin passed away

Inna Lillahi Wainna Ilayhi Rajioon
Indeed we belong to Allah and to him do we indeed return.
(The Holy Quran 2:156) Former diplomat and IFS officer



A recent election report by Saif Wasti

11th March saw the conclusion of one of the most anticipated electoral events of 2017, in India. What made it interesting was that Uttar Pradesh, the state with biggest electorate in the country, went for poll as well. What looked like a triangular fight until the end turned into a one sided white


Community Harmony


Looking for the way ahead

Russell Davies was born in the UK, he migrated to Australia as a teenager in 1956, so relates strongly to newer migrants who arrived here by boat. Russell Davies is a minister of the Uniting Church in Australia, who recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination.



Keys to building Community Harmony

We leave our homes and families for greener pastures’ to countries of our choice. Little we know what’s in store for us. Many settle in various countries including Australia to share




Maulvi Sahib

I will always feel fortunate that I was born at Aligarh . Aligarh was and is a unique city, having imbedded the sophistications of Muslim culture with blends of Brije, Bhojpuri and other eastern cultures.


Our kids and Our Youth


Our technology-driven future
Samar Hasnain

For the past 25 years, humans have crossed boundaries in ways no one ever thought possible until recently. The introduction of smartphones, new gadgets and other technology has shaped this world to become extraordinary.



Indian Culture what can I adopt
or abandon- Mobinah Ahmad

My grandfather, together with his family moved to Australia from India in 1971, and now there are four generations of my extended family currently living in Australia.




Saving the Environment is a responsibility for all of us

Dr Mehreen Faruqi is a member of the NSW Legislative Council. Her portfolios include the Environment, Marine Environment and Fisheries, Transport, Healthy Lifestyles, Roads and Ports,



Faiths Working Together

Thea Ormerod is a social worker, a Catholic, a grandmother and long-time social justice activist. Her interests in the past have included refugee rights, trade justice, debt cancellation for developing countries and peace activism.




Temple of all religions-Kazan

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Announcements & Future events


ICSOA-Health Subcommittee

Information & future events
Everyone needs to know about heart-Discussion forum of ICSOA-Health



Sir Syed Day Celebrations in Sydney

The Australian 24th Sir Syed Day celebration organised by the AMU Alumni of Australia was held on Saturday 11 February



Next issue of ICSOA-Newsletter

Shall be published in May 2017
Dead line for articles/information is 22nd April 2017
In May’s newsletter, we shall cover topics on:



Water is Life

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