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Contact President: Yousuf Alikhan 0401 006 430 / Parades: Vinita 0403 813 693 / Stalls: Vivek 0424 579 039 / Sponsorship: Usha 0419 775 416  & Viral 0410 549 689 /
Volunteers: Robin 0416 159 911 /  Performers: Umesh 0421 388 465 & Yousuf 0401 006


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Requesting former students and associates of FIJI COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE For a re-union and get-together in 2015. Please register your interest with person/s named below

Fiji: Moti Lal Autar: Ph (679) 9965-167,

Australia: Daniel Kumar: Ph 0412 083 466,

Camp Quality - Dine at Mine - Host a dining event and help kids living with Cancer - Month of August – Camp Quality are launching their second annual Dine At Mine campaign in August, and this year they have popular TV cooks, authors and personal trainers Luke Hines & Scott Gooding as brand ambassadors, along with all of last year’s supporters such as Manu, Justine Schofield & Lyndey Milan. 

Dine At Mine was a huge success in its inaugural year last August, and is now a major fundraiser for the children’s cancer charity. The concept is simple, throughout August hosts invite family and friends to a dining experience and asks them to donate what they would have spent dining out to Camp Quality. Hosts are encouraged to “Make it Yours” - Whether it’s a BBQ after a local football game, dinner with the family, a brunch at work or lunch with friends, you can host a Dine at Mine that works for you. All funds will help create a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia.

Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Burbank - Mata Ki Chauki - 2 August –  As this month of the year is called "Sawan" and tradition in some parts of India is that its very fortune to do a Mata ki Chauki in this month. So just following the same tradition and for blessings of Maa Jagdamba we are doning Mata Ki Chauki. Mahaprasad 7-8pm, Puja Jytoi Parchard 8-8.30pm, Mata Ki Chauki 8.30pm - midnight, followed by Parasad, tea and snacks would be served throughout. We welcome food or Hawan sponsors, and singers who would like to sing on this eve. Please contact coordinator Mr Baldev Laroiya on 0403 293 700 for further information.

FREE morning Concert - 7 August – 11am at St John's Anglican Cathedral, 413 Ann Street, Brisbane. Performer: Students from the Queensland Conservatorium's woodwind department. For further information visit or call 3835 2222 


First International Christian Hindi Fellowship – 9 August:  6.00pm, Grand Ave School, Forest Lake. Ps Raj has a vision to see people from different nations coming and worshiping in their own Hindi language. This will be held 1st Saturday of every month at the same place and same time. The Lord has put a burden in our heart to start a Hindi worship centre in Brisbane.

Come and experience with your family and friends a very vibrant and alive worship and the living word. We have been running this Hindi service in house meetings and we have seen the grace and healing of God move in countless lives.  Ps Biju Abraham, Co-ordinator/overseer of Andhra Pradesh, India with 60 pastors and 82 churches from Indian Evangelical team which has planted nearly 6000 churches in India will be ministering and inaugurating this service. God has given him healing ministry. Everyone is welcome. For more details contact 0401 256 880.

GOPIO Qld Inc presents Indian Day Fair 2014 – 10 August – 10.30am till dusk at Roma Street Parklands Amphitheatre. Parades, live performances, cultural items, food and stalls + grand finale fireworks! Sponsorship opportunities available, please call Usha on 0419 775 416. For stalls contact Vivek 0424 579 039. 

Gayatri Mandir - Krishna Janam Astami - Monday 11 August - Sunday 17 August - at 178 Lyndhurst Street, Boondall. Pooja starts 6pm. Parvachan by Pt Praveen Shandil. Dinner provided daily. For more information contact Mr Prakash Shandil (President) 0408 876 414 / Mr Jiten Lal (Treasurer) 0409 737 753 or Mr Mukesh Rattan (Vice President) 0419 712 592.

10th Anniversary - 2014 EIDFEST - August 16 -  Rocklea Showgrounds, Goburra Street, Rocklea. Gates open at 10am, official opening 1.30pm. $5 entry for all. Free rides, Arts & Crafts exhibition, cooking demos, win a trip for two to KLto won + much more. For up-to-date event details visit For further information contact Yasmin on 0419 025 510 or email

Vaishnav Sangh of Queensland presents Janmashtami 2014 in Brisbane - 16 August -   With the devine blessings of Vaishnavacharya Shree Dwarkeshlalji Mahodayshi (Ahmedabad). You and your family are invited to celebrate the Janmashtami 2014 at Serbian Community Centre, Willawong, 1 Camden Road, Willawong. Time: 11am-4pm including Aarti and Mahaprasad. Highlights of the program include kids play, dance performances and matki phod for kids. For more information, Manorath, sponsorship or volunteering please contact Dr Shashank Desai 3715 5460, 0404 704 771 / Tapan Shah 3879 9572, 0431 631 071 or Sapan Shah 3711 4814 0411 835 552

Art of Living - YOGATHON - RISE FOR A CAUSE - 16 August –  9.30am Raddacliff Place in Brisbane. Over 43 different cities around the world are participating! But wait there's more! Not only Yogathon is going Global, but this time we will be saluting the sun to raise funds for the Care for Children: a program that provides education for children in rural areas of India. So, all the Yoga Enthusiasts out there, get ready to roll out your mats! More Information

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T: 0414 074 883 – Anil Morriswala / T: 0428 181 982 – Raynesh Kalyan

Sri Krishna Janmastami - 17 August -  5-8pm at Australian School of Meditation & Yoga, 236 Montague Road, West End. Please join us for the joyous celebration of Sri Krishna Janmastami, the birthday celebration of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. There will be chanting, dancing, singing, feasting as well as an auspicious ceremony. This is a very special celebration not to be missed. Entry free or by donation and includes a delicious vegetarian meal. For more information visit or email

Bhajan Sandhya - 100% Charity Performance - 30 August -  6.30pm - 9.30pm at Sleeman Sports Complex, Chandler Theatre. All money collected from the Bhajan Sandhya will go towards the building of your Shree Vishnu Maya Mandir - 86 Scott Lane, North Maclean. Contact: Dhiru 3823 3410 / Ronish 0422 127 604. To purchase tickets pleae click here or visit for more information.

FREE morning Concert - 4 September – 11am at St John's Anglican Cathedral, 413 Ann Street, Brisbane. Performer: Students of master teachers Natasha Vlassenko and Oleg Stepanov. For further information visit or call 3835 2222

Brisbane Super Kings Cricket Club presents 2nd Annual BSK Cup 2014 (Brisbane T20 Cricket League for Seniors & Juniors) – from 6 Sept – 5 Oct (every weekend) – Cash prizes and lots of trophies as never before. Turf/synthetic grounds, Tingalpa / Mansfield / Richlands. Seniors Entry Contact Sathish 0433 922 733 or Rajat 0450 777 979. Juniors Entry Contact Sridhar 0449 961 411 or Rajarajan 0431 433 889. For more details visit or email 

 The Inaugural Brisbane Sangeet Mela – North Indian Classical Music & Dance Festival – 7 September – Workshops start at 10am-noon, Concert 1pm to 9pm at Qld Multicultural Centre, 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point. For more information visit

Satrangi 2014 - Bollywood & Multicultural Music, Dance, Films & Performing Arts Festival - 21 September – 1pm-6pm at Clayton Hall, 264 Clayton Road, Clayton 3168, Melway: 79 C2. For more information visit or call 0404 989 336

 Hindu Society of Queensland – Navraatri Celebrations – 25 September to 2 October – For further information please contact Prakash Shandil 0408 876 414

FREE morning Concert - 2 October – 11am at St John's Anglican Cathedral, 413 Ann Street, Brisbane. Performer: Return by popular request of the Queensland Conservatorium's Bella Quattro. Program: Classical, Celtic, folk and contemporary works for soprano, flute, harp and violin. For further information visit or call 3835 2222

Sanatan International Convention 2014 - 4 to 6 October -  Soccer / Netball / Social Volleyball - Venue: Blacktown International Sports Park, Rooty Hill. 3rd Oct - Hindu Youth Conference / 4th Oct Cultural Nite. For more information contact organisers or via Australia Sanatan Facebook profile.

  Lalitha Kalalya School of Bharatanatyam Annual Day – 11 October – 6pm to 8pm at Sunnybank State High School, Boorman Street, Sunnybank. The event will be purely classical and unique as the artists below 10 years of age are preparing to showcase their dancing skill to the much bigger audience. To make it more delightful, Guru Smt. Padmalakshmi Sriram will also share the stage with her students. For volunteers and support please contact 0406 860 078 / 0420 860 078. Visit

 Hindu Society of Queensland – DEEPAWALI CELEBRATIONS – 11 October – The Hindu Society of Queensland advises that we will be celebrating Deepawali on 11th October 2014 (Saturday) at Cannon Hill Anglican College – Corner of Junction Street & Krupp Roads, Cannon Hill (or alternative venue). I kindly and sincerely make a plea and request to all Hindu organisations planning a celebration for Deepawali, please kindly avoid conflicting with our set date. Please note that Navraatri Celebrations will be from Thurs 25 Sept to Thurs 2 Oct and hence we are very much locked in with 11th October date. For more information contact Prakash Shandil 0408 876 414

FREE morning Concert - 6 November – 11am at St John's Anglican Cathedral, 413 Ann Street, Brisbane. Performer: Steve Newcomb, jazz pianist. For further information visit or call 3835 2222

FREE morning Concert - 4 December – 11am at St John's Anglican Cathedral, 413 Ann Street, Brisbane. Performer: Andrej Kouznetsov, Organist, St John's Cathedral, Brisbane. Organist, St James, King Street, Sydney (2008-2010), Organist Scholar, Salisbury Cathedral (2010-2011) and Westminister Abbey (2011-2012). For further information visit or call 3835 2222




The Mantra Room (Live Kirtan) Wednesdays 7pm / Fridays 6pm and Sunday 5pm – at Australian School of Meditation and Yoga, West End. Spend an evening of Sacred Yoga Chant with Gayatri, Ishvara, Jayadharma and Friends. For more information phone 3844 8441 or visit

  Sai Baba Aarti program - every Thursday – 7.30pm at Virginia State School, 1678 Sandgate Rd, Virginia. Enquiries 0405 392 793. Dinner provided. 


Nundah Yoga - FREE meditation classes – Nundah Community Centre, 14 Station Street, Nundah.

  The Gold Coast Hindu Cultural Association - Gold Coast Bhajan - monthly Bhajans held every third Friday of the month starting at 7.15am at the Helensvale Community Centre - 31 Discovery Rd, Helensvale. Activities include Bhajan recitals, short educational presentations and free vegetarian dinner. All are cordially invited to attend. For further information please contact Director/Religious Activities, Mr S Barataraj on 0417 588 839 or  or visit  

 Sri Selva Vinayakar Koyil (Ganesha Temple) Brisbane (South Maclean) – For full list of upcoming events please visit


BRISBANE BELIEVERS FELLOWSHIP -  Zillmere Community Hall, 54 Handsford Rd, Zillmere. Worship time: Every Sunday at 9.30am. Activities: Holy Communion (First Sunday of the Month), Sunday school, Fasting Prayer, Youth Meeting, Bible Study and Ladies Meeting. Contact: Pastor John Thomas & Mary Thomas, Sanju P. (Secretary) Phone: 0402 551 220 / 0402 907 776 or 0422 815 782 /

Brisbane Christian Assembly, Herston, QLD. -  Saturday from 6pm to 9pm.  We are praying and God has been doing miracles in many people’s life.  Contact Pastor Prakash Jacob 07 3162 5207 or 0413 347 562.  5/15 Aberleigh Road, Herston QLD 4006 /
Ph: 07-31625207, 0413 347 562

Brisbane Malayalee Association -  For information contact Secretary Rajni Nair on 0431 299 376 or President Gigie George on 0432 510 045 - /

Brisbane Multinational Church - 757 Gympie Road Lawnton. Church service time is from 9.30am to 11.00am. Special times of prayer for the sick. We will be praying for people with all kinds of sicknesses, needs, spiritual problems etc.  For more information please contact Pastor Joseph / Pastor Pratima Dass on 0424 180 240 or Assistant Pastor James Arjun on 0449 762 604.

Brisbane Sikh Temple (Gurdwara) - 2679 Logan Rd, Eight Mile Plains.
Sunday Service 9am to 1pm. Weekdays evening service  6pm to 7pm including meditation. Mr Baljit Singh Secretary (for all bookings enquiries)  Ph: 0412 057 554, Gianni Kuldeep Singh Priest of Brisbane Sikh Temple (for all religious functions) Ph: 0422 705 936.

Burnie Brae, a Senior Citizen’s Centre in Chermside, meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month. Please contact Sandra or Naomi on 07 36242141

Eben-Ezer Pentecostal Church, Brisbane – Sunday School, Prayer & Fasting, Youth meeting & worship (Malayalam) Contact: Pastor Mathew Tharian 07 3165 7617, 0431 413 482 or Eng. Victor George 07 3359 8946, 0413 069 477

Ekta Women’s Group, meetings last Sunday of every month from 2-4pm. For further information contact President - Mrs Kushla Sahai 3344 4715, Vice President - Mrs Kusum Prasad 3209 5174.

Fiji Senior Citizens’ Satsang Association of Qld Inc -1 Kensington Place, Wishart 4122. Monthly meetings held on th last Sunday of the month at 2pm. Contact President Surendra Prasad OAM 3849 5435, Secretary Raymond Saran 3290 0653.

Forest Lake AOG Church - Hindi Service - Second Sunday of every month - commencing @ 4.30pm. Cnr of Alpine Place & Forest Lake Boulevard Road. Contact Sudesh on 0401 519 541.

Hindi Speaking Christian Fellowship - Meets at 2.30 p.m. last Sunday of each month at Merthyr Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Rd, New Farm. All welcome. Contact Irene 3715 8659.

Hindu Mandir Association of Queensland - Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir - 46 Daymar Street, Burbank Qld. Every Sunday 4pm to 6pm - Bhajan/Kirtan, Arati and Dinner is provided. Every 1st Sunday of month from 2-4pm - Program by Brisbane Bhajan Group. All welcome. For further information contact: Resident Priest 07 3216 8848, Rakesh Sharma 0411 289 202

Hindu Society of Queensland Inc. - Gayatri Mandir (178 Lyndhurst Rd, Boondall). Gayatri Mandir opens every Sunday from 8am to 11am. Mandir opens with Punditji. Weekly Programs & Mandir Openings: • Every Tuesday from 7pm  - Ramayan & Bhajan recitals • Every 2nd & 4th Friday from 7.00pm – Ramayan & Bhajan Recitals. • Open Every Sunday from 9.00am – 12.00pm  For further information contact President Prakash Shandil 0408 876 414

Indian Church Service News - Every Sunday 9.30am - 11.00am. Southern Springs Community Church 59 Marshall Road, Rocklea. Contact Ps. Sivanus Naidu (Senior Pastor) 3274 2542 or 0417 197 747

Indian Senior Citizen Association - The Committee meetings are held 2nd Sunday of every alternate month from 2pm to 4pm or more often as the situations arise. For further information contact, President: Mr Bir Sahai 3344 4715 / 0411739045, Vice Presidents: Mr Ram Sumer 3349 7238, Mr NK Sharma 3711 4201.

International Congress of Fiji - for more information contact Sarat Maharaj 3263 2093 or 0407 111 709 or visit

International Multicultural Christian Fellowship - Worship & Word every Sunday at 9.30am to 11.30am followed by free sausage sizzle - everyone welcome. For full details of events contact Pastor Raj Singh 0407177117 or /

Islamic Society of Gold Coast - Cnr Allied Drive & Olsen Avenue, Arundel. For more information visit

Islamic Society of Queensland hosts Zikre Mustapha programme Program starts from Maghrib to Isha Prayers. 2nd Saturday of the month at Rochedale Mosque - 2664 Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains. Dinner provided  to all after Isha Namaz. For enquiries contact Imam Ali on 0407 156 527, Asif Ali Khan on 0411 516 007.

Kannada Sangha Qld Inc - Promoting Kannada culture, Kannada activities and community based events and functions. For more information contact: President Dr Balaji Hiremagalur 0421 583 273 Secretary Navin Kumar 0413 164 401, kannada - 52 Parkway Crescent Murrumba Downs Qld 4503.

Lourde Matha Malayalee Community - Every month Malayalam  Mass (Qrbana) in Brisbane. For more information about upcoming events.  Contact Fr. Thomas Areekuzhy 4697 3177 youth coordinator.  Siju Mathew 0432 192 558.

Malayalee Association of Qld – For a detailed list of upcoming events, contact the President C K Oonnikrishnan Nair on 0416 927 100 or E: or visit

Melmaruvathur Aadhiparasakthi Brisbane Mandram - For more information contact Sakthi Para 0438 778 483, Sakthi Jayanthan 0402 907 064 or Sakthi Kalyanasundaram 0411 165 067

Nexus Church - 151 Flockton Street, Everton Park Qld. For more information please call 07 3353 1377 or visit

Public Zikre Mustapha programme - Program starts from Maghrib to Isha Prayers. Last Saturday of the month at Logan Mosque - 260 3rd Avenue, Kingston.  Dinner provided free to all after Isha Namaz. For enquiries contact the chairman Mr Nawab Khan on 3209 4627

Queensland Fiji Football Association - QFFA - For information visit facebook: QueenslandFijiFa or

Queensland Telugu Association - For a list of upcoming events and membership information, please contact: Secretary, Mr Sai Gollapudi on 0409 907 934 or email

Sant Mat (Sant Baljit Singh) - Sant Mat is a practical path based on meditation on the inner Light and Sound, ethical values, service to others and love for all creation.  For further information contact 1800 462 193 or visit

Shree Vishnu Maya Mandir - 86 Scotts Lane, North Maclean, Qld 4280. Our Dharam Guru Param Pujya Pundit Tripathi Ji resides at Shree Vishnu Maya Mandir. Daily opening Hours: 7-11am / 5-8pm. Every Sunday: 4 to 6pm. Bhajans / Kirtan, prawachan, Prasadam and Maha Prasadam. For more information contact 0481 238 360

Sri Selva Vinayakar Koyil (Ganesha Temple) and Hindu Education Centre - 4915 – 4923 Mt Lindsay H’way South Maclean. Temple Opening Hours: 7:30am – 11:00am and 5:00pm – 8:30pm. Pooja times – Weekdays 9:00am and 7:30pm. Weekends 9:00am and 6:00pm. Contact President Vimal “Vic” Ratnam 0411 594 394, Temple Priest 07 5547 7302. For full list of upcoming events please visit

St. Thomas Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church Brisbane Malayalam Holy Qurbono, Sunday School and other spiritual activities. Holy Qurbono celebrated by Rev. Fr. Jigi Varghese at 2pm on the third Saturday of every month at St Mary’s & Joseph’s Coptic Orthodox Church, 2 Hamish Street Calamvale Qld 4116.  For more information about upcoming events and activities please contact: Dr. Joy Pynadath 0431 631 397, Joy Mathew 0403 114 470.

The Gold Coast Hindu Cultural Association - Gold Coast Bhajan - monthly Bhajans held every third Friday of the month starting at 7.15am at the Helensvale Community Centre - 31 Discovery Rd, Helensvale. For further information please contact Director/Religious Activities, Mr S Barataraj on 0417 588 839 or or visit

TOUCH Group of families Program includes Bollywood dance, Sri Lankan dance, Saomoa cultural dance, fashion show, musical program. Anyone who would like to join can contact or call Sripathy & family 0432 768 607, Vijekumar & family 3823 4628.

Vaishnav Sangh of Qld. For more information email or visit

Varnam Cultural Society (Qld) Inc. For more information call Rajarajan 0431 433 889 / Ayyapann 0418 909 825 or email

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Women of Light Our purpose … is to equip women for Life, by providing opportunities for personal growth, believing that every women is valued as a role model to her family, her work, her church and her community. We meet Every alternate Thursday at 11.00am at 3, Montserrat Place, Forest Lake and Buckby St, Nundah. Contact –  Mavis, 0418 745 179, 07 3879 973