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Learn more about activities in Sydney's Indian community.

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AASHA at Hornsby Every second and fourth Friday of the month, 11.00am – 2.00pm. Venue Hornsby Youth and Community Centre, cnr Muriel and Burdett Sts, Hornsby, close to Hornsby Station. Programs feature yoga, music, dance, games, health and tech presentations, health checks and light lunch. Details 0412 786 569

Crows Nest Every third Wednesday of the month, 10.am – 11.30am. Venue 2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest. Social event with free tea. Details 02 9439 5122

Meet & Chat A group of Indian retirees who meet every second Monday of the month to discuss life and their experiences in Australia, and generally make new friends and meet old ones. At The Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Rd, Epping NSW 2121. Please email himsing5@gmail.com to join or for more information. 

SPIRITUAL

Sant Nirankari Mission Sydney Weekly congregations held every Sunday 5:30pm to 7:30pm followed by community meals. Venue: Sant Nirankari Bhawan, 166 Glendenning Road, Glendenning. Details Devinder 0403 216 084

Vedanta classes with Arsha Vidya Australia All classes except chanting classes are on Zoom. Details Shankar Arunachalam on 0403 059658 or arunachalam.shankar@gmail.com Bhagavad Gita, Sundays 6pm
Upanishads, Saturdays 8.45pm
Beginners class, Sundays 2pm
Vishnu Sahasranama, Sundays 10am
Vedic chanting classes, Saturdays 6.30pm

Global Organisation For Divinity Australia: Activities at Namadwaar G.O.D Australia gladly informs that Namadwaar, Chanting and Prayer Centre at 44 Oakes Road Winston Hills, is fully operational. All members of the community are welcome to have Darshan of the Lord and participate in Nama chanting and other programs during the following times: Monday to Friday 9am-10.30am and 6pm-7.30pm; Weekends: 10am-12.30pm and 4pm-6.30pm. Details godivinity.org.au

Shanti Mission Satsang, Sundays 9.30am Held at Shanti Mission Abode of Peace Ashram (1 hours north of Sydney), 45 Kings Road Coorabong and also in Sydney at the Henley Community Centre, 2 Crown Street, Henley. Details 4977 3300.

YOGA

Free Yoga with Divine Life Society (Tuesdays 7pm) Swami Uditramanandaji of The Divine Life Society of Australia offers free Yoga classes every Tuesday from 7.00pm-8.15pm at Strathfield Girls High School. All levels of fitness welcomed. Entrance via Oxford Rd. Details Karo 0413 535 157.

Yoga: The way of life (Saturdays 8am; Wednesdays 7pm) A retreat for body, mind and soul, join weekly yoga sessions at Glenwood Public School (Saturdays) or Moorebank Community Centre (Wednesdays). Details Meera 0433 125 708.

Spirit of India Yoga (Saturdays and Sundays) Yoga classes are held in Ryde, Wentworthville, Quakers Hill and Epping. All levels incl. beginners, senior citizens, children. To enrol in this 15 week course email spiritofindia2002@yahoo.com, visit www.spiritofindia.org.au or contact Suresh 0412 202 182

LANGUAGE

Hindi conversations over chai We are a group of community-minded Hindi students and speakers who are enthusiastic to use language learning to build cross-cultural friendships. Learn or share some basic conversational skills in the national Indian language of India. Community Church Hornsby is partnering with IABBV Hindi School (principal – Mala Mehta). Every Thursday from 7 – 9pm Gold coin donation At CCH Ministry Centre The Bridge Unit 4, 67-71 Jersey St, Hornsby (enter off Jersey St near corner with Bridge Rd). Get in touch namaste@chaiandchat.org Teela 0432 920 259. Find our Facebook group: CCH Chai & Chat

Hindi Classes Saturdays 2.30pm to 4.30pm Located at the Indian Cultural Centre, Level 1, 265 Castlereagh St, Sydney. Hindi classes are $5 per one hour class or $40 for ten classes. Registration is essential as there is a maximum of 20 people per class. Paid parking is available in the vicinity. Details email icc2.sydney@mea.gov.in

BSK/SVP classes, Saturdays A local initiative of VHP Australia, Bala Samskar Kendra (BSK) holds weekly Sanskrit language lessons as well as a culture and heritage program at Oran Park School, 390 South Circuit, Oran Park. Details Akila 0450 117 372.

MISC

Calling Type-2 Diabetes patients
Are you an Indian-origin Diabetes (Type-2) sufferer? You might be able to help a research team at the University of Sydney, investigating ways to optimise medicine-taking. If you are aged 18 and over, are on at least one anti-diabetic medication, and live in Sydney, you are invited to participate in an interview on your experiences with the condition. Please call Dr Akram Ahmad on 0424 237 664 or email akram.ahmad@Sydney.edu.au
You will be reimbursed for your time at the end of the interview.

Seeking Volunteer Drivers      
Social welfare organisation Open Support is seeking kind-hearted locals to become volunteer drivers for its Country Care Link service. This is a no-cost transport service for regional NSW families, couples and individuals who require vehicle transport when coming to Sydney for medical appointments and hospital stays. Details 02 8382 6430.

Community Recycling Centres
Community Recycling Centres are permanent drop-off facilities, open year round. Use them to safely dispose of selected common household problem wastes such as paint, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, motor and cooking oils, car and household batteries, fluorescent tubes and globes, and smoke detectors. Details call the Environment Line 131555

Handbags and toiletries needed
Want to donate your unwanted handbags in good condition, creams and lotions, sanitary goods and make-up items? To send them on to women in shelters, email Bindi Shah wisekidsworld@gmail.com

To list your activity, email media@indianlink.com.au