Sydney, 1 June, 2019
I met a senior government official yesterday and had an opportunity to discuss things about what’s good and what’s not good in our community. This official has deep insight in this area.
Besides so many things, which are good, and bad, one thing is glaringly obvious that our community has too many associations and too many community leaders. Division is a major issue. Our approach and work are fragmented and patchy.
As a result, our community is not achieving things, which are necessary and crucial.
Despite our numbers being 750,000 in Australia, we don’t seem to be able to attract sufficient attention from political parties. Insufficient attention from and traction with political parties also reflect in lack of governmental funding for key community projects.
One example is aged care facility, which can cater to cultural and dietary needs of our elders during later years of their lives.
There are other key issues, which require focus and work. Selfies with politicians alone can’t be sufficient.
In my view, community groups need to collaborate, discuss and evolve strategies to achieve key goals for the community. Egos must be controlled.
We need to seek the support and guidance from some of our community elders, who have the wisdom, knowledge and willingness to help us to move in the right direction.
A few of us can meet informally to discuss the strategy.
At some stage, approximately 25-30 of our wise and bright people, including a few good and community-minded businessmen, should meet over dinner to formulate key goals for the community and relevant strategies.
I have discussed with one of our excellent food businessmen from the community, who is happy to host us at no cost.
It will be helpful if we have the support from some key and thoughtful community media.
More will come later…
Dr Yadu Singh
It’s a great initiative. Honestly, it’s about time.