Community organisation profile: United Indian Associations

Community organisation profile: United Indian Associations

The United Indian Associations Inc. (UIA) was formed in 1994 with the aim of promoting a harmonious relationship among Indians and the wider community in New South Wales. Current member associations of the UIA include Tamil, Telugu, Malayalee, Punjabi, Gujarati and the Hindu Samaj communities.

The recently elected committee from April 2018 is listed below:
President: Sreeni Pillamarri
Vice President: Babu Varughese
Secretary: Satish Bhadranna
Jt. Secretary: Indu Harikrishna
Treasurer: Deepak Chitnis
Jt. Treasurer: Nagamma Prakash
EC Member: Swapna Doma
EC Member: Anubhuti Kapoor
EC Member: Logessan Pillay
EC Member: Jeevan Reddy
EC Member: Suvarnaraju Peravali
Public Officer: Mallikarjun Ramanahalli
Legal Officer: Mohan Sundar

This August, the UIA’s annual event, the Mateship Fair, will once again take place in Sydney, showcasing the friendship between India and Australia on one of the most significant days of the Indian calendar, India Independence Day. This is one of the most important dates on the Indian calendar for members of the diaspora, when people pay homage to their leaders and those who fought for India’s freedom in the past.

Recently elected UIA President Sreeni Pillamarri said: “We want to show that we are together, and with us being together, we are celebrating Indian Independence Day.

As UIA, our goal is to integrate our community into the wider Australian society through events like the Mateship Fair.”

Babu Varghese, Vice President said: “United Indian Association aims to represent and unite the diverse ​Indian community associations in NSW through cultural events, sports, recreation, social and voluntary events.

“This will help us to bring people together for the betterment of the association as well as the Indian community in NSW; unity is our strength.”

The UIA Mateship Fair will take place on August 5, 2018 at Parramatta Riverside from 11am to 8:30pm. Follow the event on Facebook by clicking HERE.

Anisha Mistry

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