Federation of indian associations of act (finact) Inc
Coordination :: Cooperation :: Collaboration
Dear Visitor ji,
It is with great pleasure that I send this message and my best wishes to everyone celebrating Holi, the festival of colours.
Happy Holi and Harmony Day!!!
Holi is a gratifying, fun-filled occasion for Indians everywhere. It is also a time to celebrate the strong friendship between Australia and India, particularly the people-to-people links we share. Furthermore, it is not just a coincidence that we are celebrating Harmony Day in Australia at the same time. There must be a mystic arrangement of the nature that when our nation is celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity to promote inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone, the followers of Hindu culture will be celebrating this festival of colours eliminating all distinctions of colour, caste and creed.
As part of Harmony Day celebrations FINACT has organised Community Harmony Day on 11 March 2017. The invitations have been sent to all the association heads and community leaders.
Thank You Member Assocations for Your Contributions
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the stakeholders including communities, Community Participation Group at ACT Government and federal Government on successful conclusion of the National Multicultural Festival 2017. I particularly thank the FINACT member associations for their cherished contribution towards the success of the biggest celebration of cultural diversity across Australia.
Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival on Sun 5 March
FINACT is participating and promoting the Multicultural Festival of Queanbeyan happening on 5 March 2017 and will be showcasing the Indian culture through cultural presentations ‘India in town’. We will be looking forward to your support for upcoming ventures, the Multicultural Festival of Queanbeyan, community engagement activities and the upcoming cricket coordination committee meeting.
If you are a member of community and interested in socio-cultural activities, you are also welcome and invited to register with us as a volunteer or simply subscribe to our newsletter and stay informed.
Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival 2017 - Sun 5 March 2017
Multicultural festivals are not finished yet. You are cordially invited for Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival 2017. Please block your calendar - it is happening on Sun 5 March hosted by Queanbeyan Multicultural Centre in Queanbeyan, New South Wales at the Queanbeyan Park, 1 Lowe Street, Queanbeyan.
FINACT will be participating in Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival 2017 with ‘India in Town’ performance from 11.45 till 12.15 on 5 March 2017.
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council and have a pleasure of managing the very successful Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival. FINACT will be participating and contributing to grow the day and use the day to interact and connect with members of the public.
We invite you to come and enjoy this exciting day which is one of the biggest events on the Queanbeyan calendar.
Community Harmony Day - Sat 11 March 2017
Continuing the traditions FINACT will be organising the community harmony day on Sat 11 March 2017 (invitations are sent) to reiterate its moto of ‘Unity in Diversity’. The event will be an opportunity for all multicultural association presidents and delegates to interact with political representatives of the territory and the commonwealth.
Imran Gavaskar Trophy - Sun 12 March
Constitution Review - we appreciate your feedback by March 31
The way an association is incorporated and continously 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 priorities, and get synced with our strategic goals. The realignment would allow us to take an active role in driving necessary changes through government and non-government interventions.
We need to look at the current structure that supports our strategic future plans, and processes and procedures underpinning the Constitution that must be consistent with the Act and the rest of the Constitution. Some of the key considerations may be
reflection on our purposes
reflection on our activities and develop future plans to stay relevant
structure of our organisation
are we able to bring a range of perspectives in our operations
how the executive committee is formed and meets their care and dilligence obligations
are the executive committee members aware of their roles and responsibilities
do we need sponsors and/or trustees
sources of financial support, how they are managed and how can be improved
are the members aware of their roles, responsibilities and benefits
We are seeking feedback and suggestions from our member associations and/or any other well-wishers from the community. All inquiries and comments should be provided to any of the following members or to email@example.com by 31 March 2017:
Amardeep Singh (Current President)
Krishna Nadimpalli (Past President)
Jayanti Gupta (Past President, founder member)
Sanjay Pandey (Current Public Relations Officer, founder member)
Once we receive input and suggestions, the draft changes (following review) will be given to the executive committee to be approved and presented to the General Council meeting (or Annual General Meeting) for approval and implementation.
Let us make the FINACT Constitution a living document that responds to changes and input/feedback received from our members.
Cricket Coordination Committee Meeting - Sat 18 March
The FINACT T-20 Cricket Tournament is shining and improving every year with your input, suggestions, comments and appreciations.
We have convened Cricket Coordination Committee meeting on 18 March at Southern Cross Woden to discuss the following in preparation for this year's tournament.
what we did better
what can be improved and better managed
timing of the tournament
umpring and scorers
sponsors and volunteering
Invitation for this meeting has been sent to captains and managers. If you are willing to participate and provide your input, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your suggestions are always welcome.
We appreciate, give all credits and sincere thanks to our associations, players, managers, umpires, supporting agencies -, Cricket ACT, ACT Sports and the High Commission of India, sponsors, volunteers and team supporters from all community groups.
Hindi School in GUNGAHLIN is open
खुशखबरी व शुभ समाचार - हिंदी पाठशाला शुरू
Good news for residents of North Canberra. Hindi School is functioning in North Canberra since 16 October 2016 at the Palmerston District Primary School. It runs on Sundays from 3pm.
If you wish to enrol yourself and/or your kids OR wish to teach, please contact Sushant at email@example.com.
Integrated Women's Network’s (IWN) event on Sun 19 March
A session on better financial management and celebrating International Day of Happiness falling on 20 March. Please mark your diary
Date: Sunday 19 March 2017
Time: 2 – 5pm
Where: Conference room 1, Gungahlin Library, Corner of Hibberson and Gozzard streets, Gungahlin ACT 2912. Please enter from the library door on the street opposite Bunnings.
A fantastic opportunity to review your home loan and getting a better deal. Come and grab the limited time $1250 Rebate if you refinance over toWestpac. There are good offers in store for new mortgages as well.
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