Burmese Rohingya Association in Queensland-Australia(BRAQA)
Hosted the EID FESTIVAL on Sunday evening 11 August 2013 at Multipurpose Hall of Australian International Islamic College in Durack, Brisbane, Australia.
About 420 local and Rohingya people and More than a dozen representatives from different government and non government organizations attended the event including Rolling party Senator Claire Moore, Mr Yousub President of ICQ, Mr Yusob khatree President of MCF, Sergeant Jim Bellos (police department), Jenny foodwin MDA, Mr Khan educational adviser AIIC and Representatives from QPASTT, Mercy Family Care and many others.
Senator Claire Moore wished a wonderful EID MUBARAK to all and thanked the BRAQA for all the work it has done for the community specially for bringing people together in occasion like today.
“We heard and we know that the trouble happening in your home land our prays are with you all. Welcome you with the values of our country.” Said, Senator Claire Moore.
Hossain Juhar (President of BRAQA ) thanked the senator and other Representatives for accepting the invitation of the Eid festival.
“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 Myanmar 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 Myanmar, who have been victims of persecution from Rakhine and Myanmar government itself for decades” said, Hossain Juhar.
And it was the biggest Rohingya gathering of the year. The program started by the recitation of the holy Quran and the Australian National anthem .Of cause the patriotic song sang by Bro Sawyed Amin was heart touching that made the audiences cry. And the event finished with Dua then dinner (Rohingya traditional food)
*BRAQA thanks those who worked tirelessly to make the event successful mainly the AIIC committee, Elders and Young boys who contributed a lot for the event and those who enjoyed the event.