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Message from President

We are moving towards the end of this year.During this year, ICSOA arranged a number of events and some of our major events were:

Message from Media Coordinator

ICSOA has been highly successful in developing its community profile and continues to organise seminars and events in collaboration with other organisations in various fields of education, health, festivities and community life.




Message of Hon Ray Williams Minister of Multiculturalism

It is my pleasure to offer my warm and sincere greetings to members and friends of the Indian Crescent Society of Australia.

NEWS from Australia


15th August 2017 -Indian Flag Hosting Ceremony at CGI Sydney

Indian High Commission and Indian Consulate officesin Australia held celebrations on 15 August 2017 to mark India's 71st Independence Day.Members of the Indian Crescent society

Consular Camp of CGI Sydney about VFS

The Indian Crescent Society of Australia (ICSOA) organised free CONSULAR CAMP for the community on Saturday 19th August 2017 at Berala Community Centre Fasih Uddin Khan


ICSOA - Legal forum - Police for your help

The Indian crescent society of Australia (ICSOA) organised free LEGAL FORUM for the community on Saturday 16 September 2017 Fasih Uddin Khan



News from India


Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) ranked as top university in India

AMU - Aligarh Muslim University India is ranked as top university in India - that too in the year of 200th birth anniversary of its founder!


News from the World


Rohingya Muslims - Demonstration at Martin Place

A strong congregation of over 1000 people gathered at Martin Place on Sunday 17th September 2017 to condemn the atrocities and ethnic

Our Youth


Ms. Mehrin Mahmedhanif Soneji

Ms Mehrin Mahmedhanif Soneji was born in Gujarat, India. She migrated with her family to Sydney in 2004.


The Spirit of sacrifice in Islam

The last month and the first month of Islamic calendar symbolise the spirit of sacrifice in Islam. These two consecutive months relate to two great stories Zahid Jamil


Imam Hussain: A journey from Mecca to Karbala

Muslims around the world celebrated Eid ul Adha on 10thof Dil Hajithe 12th month of the Islamic

Hanif Bismi


Kids Corner


Floriade 2017- A flower display

Floriade 2017 is the biggest celebration of spring in Canberra from 16th September until Sunday 15th October 2017.


Community Peace, Harmony & Multiculturalism


Dubai wake up - A Christian at Dubai Airport

As a Christian, I have grown to believe in prayer when I want to talk with God. However, I am aware of, and respect, others' belief in different approaches.


Australian premiere of The Sultan and the Saint

ICSOA members attended Australian premiere of The Sultan and the Saint on 29th July 2017 at Western Sydney University’s Parramatta South Campus. Farida Alvi


9th Eid-al-Adha 2017 social gathering of GMAA

Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah (swt) the Gujarati Muslim Association of Australia (GMAA) hosted a community gathering in celebration of Eid-al-Adha on 3rd September Dr Irshad Mansuri





Hamidiye Mosque in Kirsehir - You may have not seen a mosque like this Compiled by ICSOA -Media

Hamidiye Mosque in Kırşehir, is located in the central Turkish city of Kirsehir and attracts many Muslims and non-Muslims around its




Samosa- A story of a Mumbai Samosa vendor

It was my regular train journey home from work. I boarded the 18:50pm train from Church Gate. When the train was about to leave Marine Lines, a samosa Indrajit Khuman


Announcements & Future events


A day of Peace-Penrith Council

Join us for a Day of Peace.
It's a celebration that promotes respect and recognises that all people, and all faiths, share a common desire for peace, security and dignity.


Next issue of ICSOA-Newsletter

Shall be published in November 2017
Dead line for articles/information is 10th November 2017
In November’s newsletter, we shall cover topics on:



Child Labor

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Abbas Raza Alvi  Fasih Uddin Khan Abbas Chelat Siddique Panwala  Zia Ahmad
President  Secretary Treasurer Legal Advisor ICSOA-Media  
Dr Habib Burawala Syed Mohd Jafar Hassan Kureshi    
ICSOA-Health ICSOA-Technology ICSOA-PR    

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