Guru Puja Diwas Celebrated in Australia

Guru Puja Diwas Celebrated in Australia

On Saturday, February 23, 2013 Sant Nirankari Mission Melbourne, Australia, organised Guru Puja Diwas at its Rowville premises celebrating the birthday of the Mission’s present Head, His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj.

Guru Puja Diwas Celebrated in AustraliaGuru Puja Diwas Celebrated in Australia
Guru Puja Diwas Celebrated in AustraliaGuru Puja Diwas Celebrated in Australia
Guru Puja Diwas Celebrated in AustraliaGuru Puja Diwas Celebrated in Australia
Guru Puja Diwas Celebrated in AustraliaGuru Puja Diwas Celebrated in Australia

On this special day for all Nirankaris, Hon. Nicholas Kotsiras, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, Victoria, inaugurated the new Community Kitchen which was part of the $150,000 grant offered to the Mission by the Victorian State Government to develop existing driveway and kitchen facilities.

Mr Nick Wakeling MP and Parliament Secretary for Health, Victoria was really excited by the completion of the project as he’s been involved in this grant announcement from the beginning. Mr Raj Kumar, Consul General of India, Melbourne complimented the efforts of all volunteers and their support towards local community welfare.

Guru Puja Diwas Celebrated in AustraliaGuru Puja Diwas Celebrated in Australia
Guru Puja Diwas Celebrated in AustraliaGuru Puja Diwas Celebrated in Australia
Guru Puja Diwas Celebrated in AustraliaGuru Puja Diwas Celebrated in Australia
Guru Puja Diwas Celebrated in Australia

Cr Joe Cossari and Cr Darren Pearce, Knox City Council, Marta Marot, Chairperson, Multicultural Harmony Festival and SNM Australia Executive Committee highlighted the Mission’s contribution towards community welfare activities especially blood donation and clean up drives.

Dr Ali Khan, CEO, Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation, Gwenda Rait, Vice Chairperson, Knox Interfaith, Vasan Srinivasan, Michael Migliaccio, Teresa Koronczewski, Zygmunt Bielinski, Dr Manjula O’Connor, David Gilbert, Raj Dudeja and many other dignitaries made this event a real success with their participation and support.

The driveway project was completed in mid-2012 and then Kitchen project started towards the end of 2012. The Kitchen would be a real example to reflect the efforts and hard work of the volunteers of the Mission how the government funds can be utilised to the best of its use. This level of project would cost more than double of its cost without the in-house participation in all facets of the project. SNM awarded trophies to these volunteers’ families to honour their selfless services and also recognised the Builder, Mr Ibraim and Project Manager Mr Kerry.

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