Author: Hanif Bismi

3rd Peace Builders Forum: Respect and Fair Play

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) and International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) conducted the 3rd Peace Builders Forum on Sunday 19 March in Sydney with the theme Respect and Fair Play. Various community leaders, politicians and media personalities attended the event with the pledge to eradicate discrimination and to work for peace in the Australian society. The organizers used this gathering to introduce and promote the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) in Australia.  DPCW is drafted by HWPL and International Law Peace Committee with experts from around the world to prevent war related behaviors...

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Pakistan Resolution Day celebrations in Sydney

A resolution was drafted and presented on 23 March 1940 during Lahore Conference known as Pakistan Resolution Day.  The resolution was presented by Mr A K Fazlul Huq, then Chief Minister of Bengal which became instrumental forming a new nation to be called Pakistan. Pakistan Association of Australia (PAA) organised an event to celebrate the Pakistan Resolution Day on 26 March 2017 at Bankstown. Hon Mark Coure M P representing the Premier of NSW congratulated the PAA and highlighted the contribution of the Pakistani community towards the Australian society. Other key note speakers Hon Geoff Lee MP for Parramatta,...

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Peace summit held in Sydney

A peace summit on Alliance of Religion and Dialogue of Scriptures was organised on Sat 21 January 2017 by Heavenly Culture World peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) Australia branch in partnership with International Women’s Peace Group and International Peace Youth Group. HWPL has raised two initiatives for the cessation of wars.  The first one is enforcement of DPCW (Declaration of Peace and Cessation of Wars) and secondly Religious Harmony as a vital ingredient for world peace. The Alliance of Religious Dialogue program started at 7 pm and four religious leaders who were present before mixed groups of young people...

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Sydney Cricket League: 2017 Grand Opening Ceremony

The Grand Opening Ceremony of Sydney Cricket League for 2017 was held on 10 January in Sydney hosted by Mr Arshad Naseem Butt, President of the Pak Australia Friendship association. Both national anthems of Australia and Pakistan were performed by Ms Mehreen Javed, an upcoming singer doing her research in Music at Macquarie University.  Ms Sukhwinder Kaur was the MC for the event. The chief guest for the evening was Ms Bushra Salaam, Deputy Consul General of Pakistan in Sydney.  Hanif Bismi presented Ms Salaam with a  bouquet and then welcomed the audience on behalf of Sydney Cricket League....

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Living for Others Awards 2016

The Universal Peace Federation, Australia (UPF)  hosted “Living for Others Awards 2016” on 05 December 2016 at Oceania Peace Embassy Sydney. The program started with prayers by Pearl Wymarra who acknowledged people and country followed by Australian Violin Academy Ensemble performed “The Butterfly Lovers” and continued with video presentation of UPF. Mr Greg Stone, President UPF Australia, welcomed the audience.  He expressed that this unique event recognised those often-unsung heroes of our communities  who live for others. He highlighted the importance of acknowledging such people because as an expression of simple but universal sacrificial love which is part of all great faiths and traditions. “Living for others gives us the power to bridge the gaps between those who are different, to dispel resentments, to resolve intractable conflicts and bring hope to the despairing”, Mr Stone said. The award presentation speech was delivered by  Mr David Clarke MLC, NSW Parliament. The receipts of the awards were: Ziad El-Daoud for his hard work with community who previously received the NSW Volunteer of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012 and prestigious Wood Badge in 2015. Thu Minh Thi Pham who has previously received “Banks Electorate Volunteer of the Year” award. Jebin Dhoj Shahi who started Multi-Cultural 7a Side Knock-Out Football Tournament in 2012 and believes that harmony and prosperity can be achieved through football. David Sheppard is the master mind of...

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