India Australia Exchange Forum launched


Group dedicated to fostering bilateral trade and influencing policymaking

Amalgamating spirituality with politics, education and business, the India Australia Exchange Forum (IAEF) had a successful launch week mid-April with the kick-start event involving members of the Victorian Parliament, Melbourne University and Wyndham Council.


IAEF is dedicated to facilitating bilateral trade, influencing policymaking, cultural exchange and fostering Indo-Australian links. IAEF is already working with the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Office and members of the current ruling party of Victoria State led by Premier Daniel Andrews.

Hon. Speaker of Victorian Parliament Telmo Languiller welcomed yoga and spiritual Guru Baba Ramdev to Parliament, and thanked IAEF Executive Director Ashwin Bora and Founder Chairman Vijeth Shetty for working with his office to make the event a success.

Baba Ramdev not only explained the importance of yoga but stressed on the importance of spirituality and meditation to attain world peace and overall prosperity of human race.

IAEF and Australia India Institute (AII) jointly conducted an event at Melbourne University, where Baba Ramdev addressed students, professors, researchers and academia hailing from different nationalities about the power of yoga in today’s modern and busy world. One of the points he made was that to be successful in any field, one needs to put physical, mental and spiritual strength into it, which can be achieved through yoga and meditation. He cited the example of his Patanjali Yogpeeth, which manufactures Ayurveda products. The Patanjali brand has touched the billion dollar mark globally, and is fiercely competing with MNCs in India and overseas.

AII Director Prof Amitabh Mattoo thanked IAEF for bringing Baba Ramdev to Melbourne University and wished IAEF the best in its endeavour.

Members of the core team of the IAEF exchange group include treasurer Prajesh Goswami, public relations officer Shivesh Pandey, forum secretary Amith Karanth, and executives Raj Vala and Chander Sekhar.

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