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Haadu Baa Kogile
Melbourne’s first ever Kannada musical event held every last Saturday of the month. All welcome. Organised by Ankura Music School. Details 0432 192 424 or haadubaakogile@gmail.com
The Indian Music Collective Melbourne
The Indian Music Collective Melbourne provides space for practice/jamming in a friendly environment for musicians to meet and practice. Anyone who plays a Hindustani classical music instrument or can sing Hindustani classical music at any ability/level is welcome at St John’s Catholic Primary School, 77 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill. Listeners are also welcome. Gold coin to contribute towards tea/coffee/snack costs. Contact Harjinder Bhogal at oldmanindia@gmail.com


Indian Professional in Victoria (IPV) A not-for-profit, membership-based and member-owned association that aims to train and support Indian professionals and entrepreneurs through workshops, seminars, webinars and mentoring programs. Membership details www.ipv.org.au


Drop in Chai, First Friday of every month (2.00pm to 3.00pm)
Come chat to other South Asia enthusiasts over samosa and chai and catch up on what different people are doing in relation to India (feel free to bring announcements or new publications!).The chai and conversation is free and open to students, staff, faculty, and members of the public at Upstairs Seminar Room, Australia India Institute 147-149 Barry St, Carlton. Details 03 9035 8047  Email: tgross@unimelb.edu.au
More details www.aii.unimelb.edu.au


Indian Community Mental Health Support Group
For families and carers both who are experiencing mental health concerns. Every First Friday of the month. From 2.00pm-4.30pm. At Yarra Plenty Reginal Library (Mill Park Library), 394 Plenty Rd, Mill Park VIC 3082.
Charges: Free
Registration: https://indiancommunitymentalhealthsupportgroup.eventbrite.com.au
Victoria’s South Asian community urged to take the government’s free bowel cancer screening test
Many Australians die of bowel cancer every week, but most cancers could be cured if we find them early. Almost all bowel cancers can be cured if we find them in time. We can find them early if people do the free at-home test. The Australian Government sends the at-home test every two years to the homes of people aged 50-74. Unfortunately, many people don’t do this test and are putting their lives at risk. Currently, less than half of the people who receive the test actually do it. We also know that people from the South Asian community participate a lot less than the general Victorian population.
Anyone aged between 50 and 74 can do the free at-home bowel cancer test, and everyone is urged to do it when it arrives in their mailbox. Bowel cancer can grow even if you feel well, and that is why doing the test is so important – even if you feel fine. The home screening test is easy, clean and free, and doing the test could save your life.
To all cycling enthusiasts in MELBOURNE
We are forming a group of like-minded people interested in recreational riding around Melbourne.
When: Every Sunday 9:00 AM
Where: Scenic bike paths of Melbourne
How Long: About 2 hours, with a coffee break (ride will be tailored to the group’s fitness level)
Who can join: Open to all occasional riders as well as experienced ones (riding at 15 – 20 km/hr)
What do I need to bring: A bike and a helmet
Meeting Point: A central starting location will be chosen to suit the members
To join, or for more information, please contact:
Rajiv Tikkoo Melbourne.Cyclists@gmail.com  | 0434 081 465
Let’s Feed
A volunteer-driven campaign and fundraising group working to organise activities, source food and deliver it to different agencies and also assist family violence victims with food related needs. Let’s Feed fills food-related gaps in existing services using micro donations. Let’s Feed collects non-perishable food from local groups at temples, participating grocery stores and delivers to Youth Resource Centre, Asylum Seekers Resource Centre and other agencies. Visit: letsfeed.org or email: jasvinder.sidhu@letsfeed.org
Indian Young Women’s Group, Fridays 12.30pm-2.30pm
The Indian Young Women’s Group is organised free by Wyndham Community and Education Centre (Wyndham CEC) every Friday afternoon at the Wyndham Park Primary School, Community Hub Room, Kookaburra Avenue, Werribee. Contact the Wyndham Community and Education Centre, 3 Princes Highway Werribee, wyndhamcec.org.au or call 03 9742 4013


The Gurukul Hindi Classes, Saturdays 11.00am-12.00 noon
Connections@Craigieburn, 59 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn VIC 3064. These weekly classes are taught by Manisha Gard and Bhupinder Kahlon. Contact: Narinder Garg 0431 123 045 or infothegurukul@gmail.com
Let’s Talk: Conversational English, Saturdays 10.00am-11.30am
Practice and develop your English speaking skills in a relaxed small group that has a warm and friendly atmosphere. Meet every Saturday at Werribee Church of Christ, 200 Tarneit Road, Werribee. This is for people who want to gain confidence and practice their English. All are welcome to attend, morning tea is provided and it’s free. Contact: 9741 6051 or werribeechurchofchrist.org
Pronunciation Workshop 1st Sunday of the month 12.00 noon – 3.00pm
Are you learning English as a second language and are interested in working on your pronunciation? Join Kaled – a friendly ESL (English as a Second Language) expert who will help you work on your English language skills for free at the Library at The Dock, Activities Room, 107 Victoria Harbour
To list your activity, email media@indianlink.com.au

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