Thursday, 17 October 2019

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Burmese Rohingya Association in Queensland-Australia (BRAQA) hosted the Eid gathering event on Sunday 2nd week of August, 2013 at Multipurpose Hall of Australian International Islamic College in Durack, Brisbane, Australia, according to BRAQA information.

Eid gathering participant in the event

 

The event was organized by BRAQA to exchange the culture of Rohingya and others in Australia where the Rohingya served and entertained to the participants about the traditional Rohingya foods and song, said Hossain Juhar, President, BRAQA.

“I would like to thank the Australian government through you (senator) specially it’s foreign Minister Hon Bob Carr for lobbing by taking humanitarian side to bring democracy in Burma and many other countries around the world and for raising the Rohingya issue with the Burmese Government. We hope and request to the Australian government to do more to restore the democratic rights of the most persecuted ethnic minority Rohingya in Burma, who have been victims of persecution from Arakan (Rakhine) and Burmese government itself for decades” said, Hossain Juhar.

Senator Claire Moore expressed in the event, “Thanked the BRAQA for all the work it has done for the community especially for bringing people together in a wonderful Eid gathering occasion.”

Hussin Johar, president , BRAQA delivering his speech in the event

“We heard and we know that the troubles are happening in your home land, our prayers are with you all. Welcome you with the values in our country,” said Senator Claire Moore.

The representatives of government and non-government organizations offered condolence to riot effected Rohingya people in Burma.

“We will do whatever we can to help Rohingya in Burma and in Australia and urged the Australian government to do more to stabiles the situation in Burma.”

About 420 local and Rohingya people with several representatives from different government and non-government organizations attended the event including ruling  party Senator Claire Moore, Mr Yousub President of Islamic Council of Queensland     (ICQ), Mr Yusob khatree, President of  Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF), Sergeant Jim Bellos (police department), Jenny foodwin manager of  Multicultural Development Association (MDA), Mr Khan, educational adviser Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIC), Representative from Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT), Representative Mercy Family Care and many others, said the information secretary, BRAQA.

“The event was the biggest Rohingya gathering of the year in Australia.”

Severing  Rohingya traditional foods in the event

The program started by the recitation of the holy Quran and the Australian National anthem. Entertained of the Rohingya patriotic song by Vice President Syed Amin, and the event finished with Dua then dinner (Rohingya traditional food).