Activist and media professional, Saru is considered a flag bearer of multiculturalism
Founder of two powerful social welfare organisations, candidate for local council elections in 2014, and the women’s support coordinator for FISCA, you could say Saru Rana is the epitome of women empowerment in South Australia.
Born to a Muslim mother, Sikh father and married to an Australian, Saru, a well-respected figure within the South Australian African groups and Ahmadiya Muslim community, is considered to be the flag bearer of multiculturalism and a Winifred in knitting together diverse communities.
Saru will take on a new role now, as head of The Indian Sun, Adelaide. The Indian Sun has firmly cemented its position as one of the leading diverse cutting edge media platforms in the South Asian community in Australia.
As an adroit student, Saru gained three Master’s degrees—in Fine Arts, Mass Communication, and Journalism—hence with astounding ease has achieved recognition in both in the world of art and media. She has had the privilege of being the only Punjabi Indian to be involved in the Golden Rule Arts Exhibition and further to her work was highly appreciated by the Governor of South Australia. Her involvement with Raabta Radio gave her national recognition, as she boldly voiced her opinions on Human Rights, social evils and in the process inspiring people to make a difference.
Currently residing in Adelaide, Saru also closely works with and for victims of any form of domestic violence and is very acquainted in various state based associations that stand for similar social causes.
As a step to encourage and motivate women, Saru, for first time in Adelaide, in 2016, organised ‘Miss and Mrs Adelaide Punjaban’, a beauty contest that appreciates the inner beauty of women irrespective of physical appearance. To embrace a sense of inclusion and empowerment, winners of the pageant were announced as the Ambassadors of Shamshir, to put there foot down against social unjust.
She has also been involved in various charity projects that support needy students and new migrants to initiate fundraisers to support them financially.
In her role at The Indian Sun, Saru will be a driving force for the publication in Adelaide, connecting various communities within the South Asian diaspora. The Indian Sun has a fully integrated, intuitive and dynamic communications platform that engages a cross section of social groups from all age groups. The magazine and its various verticals like Indian Executive Club and Festivals of South Asia Inc offers a range of media and marketing solutions for businesses and government bodies that want to connect with South Asian community in Australia. In the digital age, The Indian Sun‘s hard copy reaches over 40,000 Australian homes with over 120,000 readers every month. The digital edition or the eMag is subscribed by over 33,000 readers. A weekly newsletter offering community news and upcoming events is delivered to this unique and authentic database of Indians living in Australia.