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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As you are aware, one of our distinguished academics of Indian-origin in Australia, Professor H. Deep Saini is appointed Vice Chancellor of the University of Canberra. Professor Saini is a noted plant physiologist and has been the past president of the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists and the Federation of Canadian Plant Science Societies, Professor
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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
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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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What a grand finale of our prestigious and highly competitive annual cricket tournament held at Bonner oval on 20 November 2016. This year, the standards of the tournament were risen to very high levels and also the players were presented with substantially high value appreciation and awards. All credit and sincere thanks to our sponsors.
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On 1 December 2016, the new High Commissioner of India, His Excellency Shri Ajay M Gondane presented his credentials to the Governor-General and later he invited community leaders at his residence, India House. FINACT President started the welcome reception with his impromptu speech followed by His Excellency’s expression of his appreciation for all participants. Further,
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It is such a pleasure to continue our involvement with the Federation of Indian Associations of the ACT. The partnership between FINACT and Konica Minolta Business Solutions is one that has endured for a number of years now. We deeply value the pillars on which FINACT is built, namely those of Fraternity, Inclusiveness, Networking, Assistance,
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As you know, the High Commissioner of India Mr Navdeep Suri has been assigned another important task by the Government of India and will be departing Australia leaving an exceptional impression among the communities and diplomatic circles. FINACT Member associations’ delegates and distinguised community leaders bid a very sentimental farewell to His Excellency Mr Suri
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