The Friends of Shiromani Akali Dal Australia was formed recently, under the guidance of S Rajinder Singh Marwaha (Director, Trade of Punjab), Rajan Chopra and Eshwar Lakavathu (directors of St Peter Institute in Melbourne) in a meeting attended by community leaders and NRIs from Punjab.
Marwaha, along with Chopra, also launched the official Facebook page of the organisation with the aim to provide information of developments by the Punjab government and detail the support provided to Punjabi NRIs from all over the world.
He briefed everyone on the history of Akali Dal and the sacrifices made by Punjab Chief Minister S Parkassh Singh Badal.
Marwaha highlighted the ongoing efforts of SAD under the leadership of CM Badal. Marwaha focused on the achievements of Punjab government especially in terms of NRIs – the special cells to look after their complaints for instance and the fast track courts.
Akali Dal has plans to focus on skill development and is in the process of running international skill courses in partnership with reputed institutes from Australia and other countries. This would be a great advantage for students who will get opportunities to study international skill courses in Punjab.
Chopra concluded the meeting by stating that there are a lot of supporters of SAD in Australia and efforts will be made to bring them all under one umbrella.