10 Apr 2013 04:33
The world’s oldest marathoner Fauja Singh came to Australia for the first time ever on March 22, 2013. Apart from sight-seeing, officiating functions and participating at multiple events, he celebrated his 102nd birthday among fans and admirers in Melbourne. Here is a snapshot of the Turbaned Tornado’s visit to Australia. For more photos and detailed coverage of his visit, go to our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/SBS-Punjabi/368329703192018 or website www.sbs.com.au/punjabi
14 Nov 2012 05:16
SBS Punjabi program participated in three Diwali celebrations during Oct-Nov 2012 - at Sandown Racecourse (Melbourne), Homebush Bay (Sydney) and Federation Square (Melbourne). Here are some highlights from the three events, as we wish all our listeners a very very Happy Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas.
26 Apr 2012 00:49
Sydney Sikhs turned out in huge numbers and in all their splendour on April 21, 2012, to celebrate Vaisakhi. The Nagar Kirtan (ceremonial street parade) started from the Opera House, finishing up at the city centre (Martin Pl), drawing a massive crowd of nearly 10,000 people. The crowd was addressed by religious, political and cultural leaders, whose speeches can be heard on our website www.sbs.com.au/punjabi or on Facebook, via the SBS Punjabi page.
17 Nov 2011 02:48
Devotees from around the world converged at Nankana Sahib, Pakistan, to celebrate the 542nd birthday celebrations of Guru Nanak. They visited nearby gurudwaras like Panja Sahib (Hassanabdal), and our reporter Amjad Iqbal has shared some rare photos from these momentous celebrations.
30 Sep 2011 04:26
Australia India Institute hosted a two-day conference in Melbourne titled 'India – The Reluctant Superpower'. Parliamentarians, experts, policy makers, journalists, writers, economists, social commentators and many dignitaries participated. SBS Punjabi program was there to cover the event. You can hear exclusive interviews in our Audio Highlights
30 Jun 2011 00:32
Even at the age of 100, Fauja Singh is unstoppable. He began running marathons at the age of 88, has many world records to his name and dreams of running a marathon next year, to make the ultimate record. Simple, energetic, charming, witty and tenacious Fauja was the face of the Adidas campaign Impossible is Nothing; his official biography "The Turbaned Tornado" by Khushwant Singh will be released at the House of Lords, London, on July 11, 2011
06 May 2011 03:35
The 24th National Sikh Games 2011 were held over the Easter weekend in South Australia. The Guru Nanak Adelaide Games were well attended by spectators and teams from all around Australia and overseas (New Zealand, Malaysia and India). The 25th National Sikh Games will be held over the Easter weekend in 2012 in Sydney.
06 Apr 2011 01:00
From Matt Preston to the Indian High commissioner, from the Lord Mayor to the ordinary Aussie Bollywood dance enthusiast, they all turned out in great numbers to mingle with the stars Vidya Balan, Arbaz Khan, Malaika Arora Khan, Ali Zafar and others, during the Indian film festival in Melbourne Bollywood and Beyond. And more than 1200 Melburnians swayed to "Munni badnaam hui" alongside the original Munni (Malaika), dancing their way into the Guinness Book of Records for the World's biggest Bollywood class, held on the banks of the Yarra river in Melbourne.
18 Aug 2010 00:27
The India Australia Friendship Fair 2010, held on August 15 at the Athletic Centre, Sydney Olympic Park, was a jubilant celebration of India's Independence Day. The event attracted around 20 000 people this year, most of them Indian Australian families out to enjoy a day rich with entertainment, including Bollywood stars, Indian, Australian and Brazilian dancers, sporting personalities, and Federal and State politicians.
28 Jul 2010 01:18
On Sunday, July 25th, 2010 a ceremony was held at the Warrnambool cemetery at 2pm and the ashes of Indian Hawker, Pooran Singh, were handed over to legendary Indian cricketer Kapil Dev, together with Harmel Uppal, the grand nephew of Pooran Singh.
30 Jun 2010 01:25
Rare photos of other Indian hawkers and their memorials in Victoria, Australia, taken by Len Kenna and Crystal Jordan. A special booklet with photos and information has been prepared for SBS listeners. For a free copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address.
22 Jun 2010 03:05
Pooran Singh came from Punjab to Australia in 1899, and worked in country Victoria as a hawker for 47 years. After his death in Warrnambool in 1947, he was cremated, and his ashes have been preserved at the cemetery for 63 years now. Pooran Singh wanted his ashes to be spread on the River Ganges in India, and we are trying to fulfil his last wish.
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