Annual General Meeting 2015 Results:
The following were elected unanimously at the AGM held on Saturday 26 Sept.
President - Subhash Jalota
Vice President - Kanti Jinna
Secretary - Jyoti Jalota
Treasurer - Malti Jain
A Report on the Deepavali Celebration in the Great Hall of Australian Parliament House Canberra on Monday 23 November 2015.
By Prakash Mehta, Director Hindu Council of Australia
The Hindu Council of Australia celebrated Deepavali in the Great Hall of the Australian Parliament on 23 November 2015 with support of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha of Australia. This was the 10th celebration of Deepavali in the Australian Parliament and 4th in the Great Hall. The first and second Deepavali celebrations were held in 2004 and 2005 in the Great Hall and others were held in the Committee Rooms within Parliament House except in 2009. In 2009 Deepavali celebration was held in the Great hall together with the 25th anniversary of Navaratri celebration in Canberra, with the support of Gujarati Samaj of ACT.
The BAPS organised the grand Annakut display together with the Deepavali celebration. A number of Indian Associations of Canberra and Sydney supported and participated in the celebration.
Hindu Council of Australia invited all the Members of the Parliament, Diplomats, Community and Faith Leaders to the function.