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High Commissioner of India to Australia addresses International Students on Covid-19 challenges

Interactive session of High Commissioner of India with students on the COVID-19 situation. On 17 April 2020, the High Commissioner of India to Australia Mr. Gitesh Sarma had a live interaction with Indian students from major cities across Australia on the COVID19 pandemic situation.

During the discussions facilitated by the Australian-Indian Sports Educational and Cultural Society (AISECS), Mr.Gitesh Sarma responded to a number of specific queries from participants on various issues related to the welfare of the Indian student community in Australia.

In the course of his interaction, Mr. Sarma briefed the students on the various steps taken by the Mission and the three Indian Consulates in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to provide relief assistance to needy Indian nationals, especially the student community across major cities in the country.

In this regard, Mr. Sarma also noted and conveyed his appreciation for the major role played by Indian community and diaspora organisations in Australia in serving the needy during the difficult times.

In response to queries on travelling back to India, Mr. Sarma pointed to the extension of travel restrictions in India till 3 May 2020 and emphasised on the importance of everyone to come together in the national and global effort to resolutely fight the pandemic. Emphasising on the need to develop a feeling of togetherness, Mr. Sarma requested the students to be in close touch with their family and friends, while ensuring that they comply with the relevant advisories from the local authorities and follow the social distancing norms. Consul General of India in Sydney Mr. Manish Gupta, Founder of AISECS Mr. Gurnam Singh and Ambassador Mr. Reet Pal Singh also participated actively during the interaction.

Thank you Ministry of External Affairs Government of India for the support.

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Morrisson-Modi telephonic conversation shaping Indo-Oz ties amid Covid-19 crisis

A few days back, there was a wave of despair and depression among all the International students when Australian Prime Minister considering the current health situation gave the statement, where he said- visitor visa holders and International Students who are unable to support themselves due to the corona virus crisis can return to their home countries as their main focus will be on their own citizens and residents (source: News.com.au). This led to an outrageous reaction of the public as this was all unexpected from the government.

Today, Hon’ble Prime Ministers of India and Australia Shri Narendra Modi and Scott Morrisson had a telephonic conversation to discuss the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the strategies both the governments are adopting for the safety of their countries. As we know, in the counting of International Students, most of the space is constituted by the Indian students.

All in all, both the nations decided to stand together amid this crisis and agreed to share the bilateral experience. Indian Prime Minister stated that their government will provide necessary facilitation and support to all the Australian citizens stuck in India due to travel restrictions. (Source: PIB)

On similar grounds, Australian Prime Minister assured that the Indian community, including Indian international students would be considered as a significant part of the Australian community.  The two leaders agreed to remain attentive to the wider significance of the India-Australia partnership, including in the Indo-Pacific region, even as they focus on solving the present health crisis, the statement said.

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Request to universities in Australia to support International students

Amid the current COVID-19 situation which has impacted the international students, AISECS sent a letter to the universities  in Australia as a request to help and support for the students who are away from their families and going through tough times here.

Many of the international students have lost their jobs due to the closing of businesses and because of lockdown, it’s not easy for them to pay the fees, their rentals, and mobile/internet bills.

Education changes the world and while decision-makers always do best to keep up, we advise all the pros and cons should be measured properly so that our students feel safe and secure in our country

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Consul General-XI beat Minster’s-XI in Sydney

The match, organised by AISECS under the leadership of Mr Gurnam Singh was friendly in nature but not in spirit. Mr Dominello warned Mr Vanlalvawna from the stage during the opening ceremony of a tough fight. He said, “We are here to win.”

Mr Vanlalvawna replied with a gentle smile, “Let our bat and ball respond.”

This friendly cricket match was an initiative of AISECS to bring communities together and give the cricketing season a harmonious start. Mr Gurnam Singh said, “Cricket is the best medium to bring India and Australia together. We youngsters want to make a society which plays together, stays together. I hope this initiative brings the point home.”

CG-XI chose to bat first after winning the toss. The team played well despite losing its first wicket in the second over. The placed a massive total of 194 on the scoreboard in the 15 overs.

Minister’s-XI responded well with some great knocks but fell very short of the target. They could make 154 runs in 15 overs, losing the match to CG-XI.

Source: SBS Hindi

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AISECS aims to enhance India-Australia relationship

Australian Indian Sports, Educational and Cultural Society (AISECS) , a not-for-profit Australian organisation aims to promote, enhance and facilitate sports, education and cultural investment between Australia and India.
Gurnam Singh, the Founder of AISECS strongly believe that Australia-India relations have always been unique and special. Cricket, hockey and football share a common space in the hearts of Australians and Indians. Education is Australia’s third largest export, and India is one of Australia’s largest importer of foreign education.

“Our mission with this organisation is to bridge the gap between the two great countries through sport, culture and education. We endeavour to do so through cultural and charitable initiatives across all aspects that bring the two countries closer.”

“Here at AISECS we are about you, the community, and how we can better empower, support and connect you with those that will help make a difference.”

“Our vision at AISECS is to be an active voice, be involved in promoting peace and development within the two nations and enhance the bilateral Australia-India relationship. “

“AISECS Vision is achieved by being involved in Australia and India through encouraging, harmony and advancement, to continue our efforts to ensure that within the two great nations and enhance the bilateral Australia-India relationship in respective fields and to learn, respect and accept.”

“Our goal is to build a future through inclusion by involving the community, the government, the private sector, as well as individual influencers and groups to advance Australia-India cultural relations.”

AISECS will maintain a close working relationship with its stakeholders including the Government of India, Government of Australia and most importantly the people of both countries.

AISECS members will be actively involved in positive-impact initiatives and will contribute to AISECS’s vision of strengthening and improving bilateral relationships.

We are proudly associated with McGrath Foundation, Cricket Australia, Sydney Cricket Ground Trust, NSW Police, MS Dhoni Cricket Academy and other charity houses which contribute to enhance multiculturalism in Australia.

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