Leaders in the service to the community in general and for Hindi language in particular to be honoured by Vedic Pratinidhi Sabha and Arya Samaj of Australia Inc. on June 12, 2016 at the Pennant Hills Community Centre hall.
Vedic Pratinidhi Sabha and Arya Samaj of Australia will commemorate Mrs. Mala Mehta and Dr Shailja Chaturvedi for their continuous service to the community.
Mrs. Mala Mehta’s great voluntary services to the migrant community and for Hindi language for about last 30 years (She established IABBV Hindi School) have been recognized by honouring her with ‘Order of Australia’ (OAM) by the Australian Government and with ‘Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award’ by the President of India. She was also nominated as Hornsby Shire’s International Woman of the year 2009. She is a member in the Police Multicultural Advisory Council and in the sub-committee for domestic violence.
Dr Shailja Chaturvedi’s services to the community and for Hindi language for well over 30 years have been recognized with awards in India as well. She established ‘Hindi Samaj’, arranged many Kavi Sammelans, Kavya Goshtis for the promotion of Hindi. Chetna by Hindi Samaj published annually for over 10 yrs was ahead of similar Hindi publications from US, UK and Canada. As a published writer in Hindi and English, published her own collection of Kavita and Kahani.
In the field of medicine, Dr Shailja Ji along with her husband started regular Eye Camps in Rishikesh over 15 yrs ago which has successfully expanded to yearly camps in Fiji. She was part of mental health reforms in Fiji for nearly 5 yrs on invitation of Fiji government. As past President of Australian Indian Medical Graduate Association and currently in the EC committee of Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, she is actively involved in improving the conditions for the expatriate Indian doctors and the health care standards in India. Her current projects are collaborating exchange programs between Sydney Medical School and King George Medical University in Lucknow in addition to helping Sitapur Eye hospital developing into state of art services for the underprivileged population of Eastern UP. She is also involved in forming a Pravasi Bharteey group for स्वच्छ भारत (Swachch Bharat) program.
To participate in the program, you can contact: Brij Pal Singh, at: 0421 814 409.
Photo Caption: Dr Shailja Chaturvedi Ji
Photo Caption: Mrs. Mala Mehta