What makes FINACT unique and crucial - Coordination :: Cooperation :: Collaboration
To present a unified front for all its member associations and promote the advancement of people of Indian origin in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surroundings.
To act as a channel of communication between the Indian community and the Governments Federal, the Territory/State or the Indian Government) on welfare, social and economic matters.
To promote an awareness about Indians being responsible Australian citizens and to cultivate a feeling of mutual respect through increased social & cultural interaction, sport and recreation.
To establish, develop and maintain an “India Centre” – a Community and Resource centre in ACT for use and benefit of member organisations and of the community.
GUIDELINES & ACTIONS
FINACT values Fraternity, Inclusiveness, Networking, Assistance, Cooperation and Teamwork.
Where FINACT Constitution stipulates certain actions, behaviour and provides guidelines, Annual Report provides vivid details of activities undertaken by FINACT in a financial year.
FINACT appreciates and supports activities and initiatives of our sponsors.
Title Sponsor for FINACT T-20 Cricket Tournament 2016-17: Westpac
Let us continue our united endeavours to forge greater ties between India and Australia.
With 22 major languages, written in 13 different scripts, with over 720 dialects and with hundreds of different Landscapes and Landforms, India and Indians are no strangers to the concept of multiculturalism.
FINACT welcomes all Indian associations to be a part of this federation and contribute to efforts to achieve our shared goal.
What binds us all together is our commitment towards mutual respect, harmony and our passion see the progress and happiness in the country we come from (Janma Bhumi जन्मभूमि , India) and the country we live in (our Karma Bhumi कर्मभूमि, Australia).
For achieving shared goals
With all agencies
On issues of common interest
Meet our volunteers from different associations working together for shared objectives
Community leaders are voluntarily putting a lot of personal time and energy for the community with lots of passion.
FINACT maintains and values relationship with member associations, government and non-government organisations of Australia and India to achieve its objectives.
We have many friendly voluntary works for you. You may help us and our member associations with sponsorship, lending hand, expertise or skill in managing our activities. Check with us all the wonderful options and choose the right one for you.
Federation of Indian Associations in ACT (FINACT) Inc is a not for profit socio-cultural federation that is heavily dependent on volunteers from the community. We invite an expression of interest with your areas of expertise, experience and skills.
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FINACT and member associations in the National Multicultural Festival 2017 starting Friday 17 February # FINACT is allocated stall B46 on Sunday 19 February. We will be showcasing the diverse Indian Culture and also serving as an information hub for all Indian performances at the festival. # ACT Telangana Association will be running a food
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As we all know the time is approaching when we celebrate the day of cultural diversity and affirm our respect for everyone who calls Australia home. FINACT is promoting the sense of belonging for everyone through the annual community harmony day celebrations for last few years. This event will facilitate a networking opportunity for various
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The way an association is incorporated and continuously improves its governance makes a huge difference to its effectiveness, efficacy and public perception. Since the last review in 2012-13, the Federation has consolidated its position and represented the interests of the wider community. The time is ripe now to undertake a review of our activities and
-> Continue reading FINACT Constitution Review – we appreciate your feedback
The Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council are managing the very successful Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival from last few years and are now looking to grow the day and where ever possible involve more community groups to use the day to interact and connect with members of the public. Last year they had 4000-6000 people throughout the day
-> Continue reading Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival 2017 – 5 March 2017
The National Multicultural Festival began in 1996 and has since evolved into the biggest occasion on Canberra’s event landscape. In the very beginnings of the Festival, it was a one-day event, eventually moving to a 2-week Festival. Over the course of the last 21 years it has developed into the 3-day Festival it is now,
-> Continue reading National Multicultural Festival: 17-19 February 2017
Best wishes for a successful and happy new year ahead With 2017 now upon us- and a full year of opportunities and achievements waiting ahead – it is timely to congratulate your organisation on the successes of the past 12 months. During 2016, members of Canberra’s vibrant and active Indian community contributed to our city’s multicultural
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Happy New Year to all those associated with the Federation of Indian Associations of ACT (FINACT) and its numerous member associations – including those recently added to the FINACT umbrella: Indian Students Association – ANU and Sprintz Inc! I love this time of year. It is the perfect opportunity to look back over the year
-> Continue reading New Year’s Message – Elizabeth Kikkert MLA
As another year passes and we begin to move into 2017, it is with great pleasure that I convey my personal greetings on behalf of the Federation of Indian Associations of ACT (FINACT) to each of you. The FINACT and the community will look back with satisfaction on 2016, as a year of great progress
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