In the heart of Sydney, a vibrant and dynamic community has flourished – “Indians in Sydney,” the largest Facebook group for Indian Australians living in this bustling city. More than just a virtual gathering, this community has become a powerful force, garnering recognition as finalists in the Australia Business and Community Allianz Awards, particularly in the Community Service Excellence category.
Founded in 2007, Indians in Sydney, under the leadership of Nadeem Ahmed, has transcended the boundaries of a conventional Facebook group. It is a testament to the spirit of unity, celebration, and support that defines the Indian Australian community in Sydney. With the tagline “Be Connected,” Nadeem’s vision has shaped the group into the largest of its kind, offering a welcoming space for like-minded individuals to celebrate their rich culture and navigate the complexities of life in a new country.
Nadeem Ahmed’s leadership has been instrumental in creating more than just a digital space. It is a community that actively encourages members to “be connected” not only online but also in real life. The group has evolved into a powerful support system for new arrivals, where members share stories, experiences, and expertise, creating a space for mutual support and friendship.
At its core, Indians in Sydney is a collective of “people people.” The group’s ethos revolves around fostering connections and providing a support system for new arrivals to find their footing in Sydney. Members share their stories, experiences, and expertise, creating a space for mutual support and friendship. It’s a digital home where the highs and lows of life are embraced and celebrated together.
As the finalists in the Australia Business and Community Allianz Awards, this recognition extends beyond the virtual realm. It underscores the real-world impact of a community that goes beyond the confines of a Facebook group. The group’s core purpose has always been to “be connected” and to be there for one another, a mission that has resonated and grown into a beacon of unity within the Indian Australian diaspora.
The success of Indians in Sydney is a testament to their commitment to growth, innovation, and community engagement. The group actively encourages its members to roll up their sleeves and plant roots in the communities they call home – Sydney. Their mission extends beyond the digital realm; it’s about creating a tangible, positive impact on the city they have embraced.
The recognition from the Australia Business and Community Allianz (IABCA) adds a new chapter to their journey. It acknowledges not just the digital connections but the real-world contributions that Indians in Sydney have made to their local communities. IABCA, known as a platform for diaspora champions, aptly recognizes the essential driving forces behind the India-Australia relationship—the people.
As we approach Australia Day and Republic Day in 2024, the significance of this recognition is heightened. Indians in Sydney, with their finalist status, embody the essence of celebrating diverse cultures that contribute to the rich tapestry of Australian society.
Indians in Sydney is not just a Facebook group; it is a community on a mission to build the world’s best support system where people love to share, grow, and be there for each other. As they await the outcome of the awards ceremony, the call for warm wishes and support echoes the sentiment felt by a community that thrives on unity, support, and the shared cultural tapestry they’ve woven together.
Here’s to Indians in Sydney, their journey, and the vibrant community they’ve created in the heart of Sydney. Don’t forget to Join the Group, like Indians in Sydney page and follow Indians in Sydney on instagram and be connected