Namaste and Greetings to all distinguished guests, dignitaries and delegates of this “1st Australian Hindu Youth Conference”. I am here to talk to you about about HINDUS and HINDU YOUTH AUSTRALIANS.
Hinduism is not just a religion. Not just a way of life. It is Dharma, best called the Hindu Dharma.The word dharma is very profound and you cannot do justice to this word by describing it like other words in the English dictionary. This word is best known as Hindu Dharma and this is how we would like Hinduism to be addressed. This Hindu dharma represents Dharmic, Cultural, social, and ethnic cohesiveness. It portrays an ancient history of many millennia and constitutes all the living, flourishing and surviving from the sacred land of BHARAT MATA (Mother India) and all over the world.In modern English language, any word that can come even slightly close to expressing this Hindu identity is the word “civilization”. Therefore, the Hindu identity is a civilizational identity.All of our ancestors have used the word Hindu Dharma such as Great Maharanapratap Chatrapathi Shivaji. They never use the word hinduism!! This word has just recently come about!
This one word Hindu is so profound that it is almost undefinable. The word Hindu represents the entire land mass from oceans to the Himalayas;
It details the surroundings from north-to-west by the Indus River (in sanskrit sindhu river) and north-to-east by Brahmaputra river (in ancient sanskrit sindhu river) and south-to-west and south-to-east surrounded by Indian OCEAN (Sindhu-samudra)The word sindu was then transformed into “Hindu” through Sanskrit grammar and found its profound use through many of the ancient vedic texts and books. One of them is Rig Veda which is the world’s oldest written text.
1) “The Hindu Australian community has been an integral part of the Australia for more than 150 years”Hon Kevin Rudd MP [Prime Minister of Australia]2) Agriculture – Sugar and Banana plantationsTransportation – Hindus worked as camel drivers and kept communication/supply channels open between Sydney and Melbourne. Mining – Hindu workers in gold & copper minesThese days you would find the majority of Hindus in the Professional Services fields e.g. IT, Medicine, Engineering, Commerce and so forth…Hindus in Australia have come from:Indian sub-continent (India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan)South East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Indonesia)FijiSouth AfricaKenyaUKNetherlandsother countries in Europe
This graph shows arrival of Hindus from 2000 to 2005From 2000 to 2005, there has been a significant increase in the arrival of Hindus to Australia.Since these figures are from the 2006 census, we can only assume based on this trend, the arrival numbers have increased beyond the 2005 value. So with the increasing number of arrival of Hindus to Australia, there is a need to integrate the Australian and Hindu culture. Youth are the future of Australia! Hence, there is a need for Australian Hindu Youths to promote Dharmic activities in their local areas.“Hindu Youth Australia (HYA) which was formed April last year, has started fulfilling this objective on a small scale. However, to sustain this and reach out to a larger number of young people we need support from the local government, communities and youth development agencies”We acknowledge and appreciate the support of the Diverse Australia Small Grants Program (Federal Department of Immigration) and NSW Government Community Relations Commission.
Observing this graph….we see the majority of Hindu Youth Australians lying in the 20-29 years and 30-39 years age portfolio. And this is the most productive age group!!And in comparison to the global numbers, approximately 70% of Hindus around the world are less than 50. So, around the globe Hindus are pretty youthful!!!
75,422 – Australian Hindu Youth (0 to 29 years) across AUSTRALIA104,674 – Australian Hindu Youth (0 to 39 years) across AUSTRALIANow whether you consider these guys as youth is another story but these are significant numbers of a very productive population.
This slide captures the educational qualifications of Hindu Australians from the 2006 Census data conducted by the ABS. As you can see there is a large bulk of Hindu Australians who have completed tertiary level education i.e. 20% have postgraduate degrees, 33% have undergrad degrees, 12% diplomas. And the rest are in High School, Primary School & below.So, Hindus and subsequently Australian Hindus in general have substantially high educational qualifications. Furthermore on a percentage scale, Hindus are 3 and 9 folds higher in graduate and post graduate degrees respectively.
Income wise, Hindu Australians have high weekly median incomes compared to all other religions. This is both at an individual and household level. As a result, Australian Hindus are contributing a greater amount of wealth & circulating back into the Australian economy. How?The average weekly spending for Australian Hindus will be higherPurchasing of Investments i.e. Property & shares etc.Repayment of loans from Mortgage, Financial debts, tax etc.Greater contribution towards Dharmic and charitable/community events
Answer: 22051, 20%Bonus marks for the population??
Answer: $1412 per week
Answer: $553 per week
NameMeaningAkhuratha One who has Mouse as His Charioteer Alampata Ever Eternal Lord AmitIncomparable Lord Anantachidrupamayam Infinite and Consciousness Personified Avaneesh Lord of the whole WorldAvighna Remover of ObstaclesBalaganapati Beloved and Lovable Child Bhalchandra Moon-Crested Lord Bheema Huge and GiganticBhupati Lord of the Gods Bhuvanpati God of the Gods Buddhinath God of WisdomBuddhipriya Knowledge Bestower Buddhividhata God of Knowledge Chaturbhuj One who has Four Arms Devadeva Lord of All Lords Devantakanashakarin Destroyer of Evils and Asuras Devavrata One who accepts all PenancesDevendrashika Protector of All GodsDharmik One who gives help Dhoomravarna Smoke-Hued LordDurja Invincible Lord Dvaimatura One who has two MothersEkaakshara He, of the Single Syllable Ekadanta Single-Tusked Lord Ekadrishta Single-Tusked LordEshanputra Lord Shiva's SonGadadhara One who has The Mace as His Weapon Gajakarna One who has Eyes like an ElephantGajanana Elephant-Faced LordGajananeti Elephant-Faced LordGajavakra Trunk of The Elephant Gajavaktra One who has Mouth like an Elephant Ganadhakshya Lord of All Ganas (Gods) Ganadhyakshina Leader of All The Celestial Bodies Ganapati Lord of All Ganas (Gods)Gaurisuta The Son of Gauri (Parvati) Gunina One who is The Master of All VirtuesHaridra One who is Golden Coloured Heramba Mother's Beloved Son Kapila Yellowish-Brown Coloured Kaveesha Master of Poets Kirti c Lord of MusiKripalu Merciful LordKrishapingaksha Yellowish-Brown Eyed Kshamakaram The Place of Forgiveness Kshipra One who is easy to Appease Lambakarna Large-Eared Lord Mahabala Enormously Strong Lord Mahaganapati Omnipotent and Supreme Lord Maheshwaram Lord of The Universe Mangalamurti All Auspicious Lord Manomay Winner of Hearts Mrityuanjaya Conqueror of DeathMundakarama Abode of Happiness MuktidayaBestower of Eternal BlissMusikvahana One who has Mouse as His CharioteerNadapratithishta One who Appreciates and Loves MusicNamasthetu Vanquisher of All Evils and Vices and Sins Nandana Lord Shiva's Son Nideeshwaram Giver of Wealth and Treasures Omkara One who has the Form of OM Pitambara One who has Yellow-Coloured BodyPramoda Lord of All Abodes Prathameshwara First among All Purush The Omnipotent Personality Rakta One who has Red-Coloured BodyRudrapriya Beloved of Lord Shiva Sarvadevatman Acceptor of All Celestial OfferingsSarvasiddhanta Bestower of Skills and Wisdom Sarvatman Protector of the UniverseShambhavi The Son of ParvatiShashivarnam One who has a Moon like Complexion Shoorpakarna Large-Eared Lord Shuban All Auspicious LordShubhagunakanan One who is The Master of All VirtuesShweta One who is as Pure as the White Colour Siddhidhata Bestower of Success and Accomplishments Siddhipriya Bestower of Wishes and BoonsSiddhivinayaka Bestower of SuccessSkandapurvaja Elder Brother of Skand (Lord Kartik) Sumukha Auspicious FaceSureshwaram Lord of All Lords Swaroop Lover of Beauty Tarun Ageless Uddanda Nemesis of Evils and Vices Umaputra The Son of Goddess Uma (Parvati) Vakratunda Curved Trunk Lord Varaganapati Bestower of Boons Varaprada Granter of Wishes and Boons Varadavinayaka Bestower of Success Veeraganapati Heroic Lord Vidyavaridhi God of Wisdom Vighnahara Remover of Obstacles Vignaharta Demolisher of Obstacles Vighnaraja Lord of All HindrancesVighnarajendra Lord of All ObstaclesVighnavinashanaya Destroyer of All Obstacles and Impediments Vigneshwara Lord of All Obstacles Vikat Huge and Gigantic Vinayaka Lord of All Vishwamukha Master of The Universe Vishwaraja King of The World Yagnakaya Acceptor of All Sacred and Sacrificial OfferingsYashaskaram Bestower of Fame and FortuneYashvasin Beloved and Ever Popular Lord Yogadhipa The Lord of Meditation
Hindus In Australia
HINDUS IN AUSTRALIA<br />
What is Hindu/Hinduism?<br /><ul><li> Not just a “Religion”