NRISA May 2024 Event

The highlight was a talk on Eye Issues for Seniors by Dr Ajit Singh. A few songs were performed and the entertainment culminated with a Bingo session. A very enjoyable lunch was provided by Anand Tandon.

Photos by Yashpal Vasudeva

NRISA Baisakhi Event April 2024

NRISA celebrated the Baisakhi festival at the Bent St hall. The Chief Guest was Susanne Newton, Mayor of Darebin. The program consisted of singing and dancing, followed by lunch. We also celebrated the 90th birthday of Bill Gupta’s Mum. Several members helped to make the event a success. The guest rapper was Samar Sachdeva of 7SA fame.

Photos by Guruswamy P

NRISA Holi March 2024

NRISA joined hands with the Ivanhoe Library to celebrate Holi. The occasion was graced by the presence of Air Marshall (Retd) Ajit Bhonsle, Tom Melican (Mayor of Banyile Council), Jane Cowell and Kate Finn (both from the Ivanhoe Library). Entertainment was provided by (1) Our own members’ dance team led by Janaki Ganapathy, (2) Sridevi group dancers, (3) Musicians Krishna Bhandari (Flutist) and Amit Patel (Tabla), & (4) Bhim Sen (Singer).

Photos by Guruswamy P

NRISA Celebrations of Australia Day & Indian Republic Day 2024

On January 21, 2024, NRISA celebrated Australia Day and the Indian Republic Day at The Preston Town Hall. The Consulate General of India in Melbourne, Dr Sushil Kumar, was the Chief Guest. Also in attendance were some members (serving and retired) of the Indian Defense Forces. The entertainment consisted of songs and dances by Sheena Ghosh, Rashmi Pachnanda and Meenu Wadhwa. Lunch was provided by Shahnai Indian Restaurant.

Photos by Guruswamy