Melbourne: Many Indians in Australia on Sunday held rallies in Melbourne and Sydney in support of anti
corruption campaign led by social activist Anna Hazare in
Shouting slogans against corruption and singing patriotic
songs a group of over 70 youths assembled in Melbourne`s city
to show their support for the anti-corruption campaign.
Feeling strongly about issue of corruption, a young
Indian student, Sahil Kansal said "I want to see my country
free of corruption that`s why I am here."
"Even though we are far away from our motherland, as an
Indian it is our responsibility to support this movement
against corruption," Kansal said, after a `support Anna` get
The rally was also attended by several Indian students
who held banners in support of Hazare.
Neeraj Nanda of Melbourne who runs an ethnic newspaper,
commented that the Indian youths around the world today had
reached a point of frustration in regards to the corruption
and now were showing great enthusiasm to end it.
"The issue of corruption is very important for them and I
think that`s the reason why they are out on streets and
supporting it," he said.
In Sydney also there were group of 30 Indians who got
together in Paramatta suburb to hold candle light Vigil to
show their support.
A Sydney resident Rohit Revo who attended the rally
mentioned how he was moved by a news of an Indian in Sweden
who stood alone in front of the consulate office to show his
"The news of that Sweden-based Indian provoked me to come
out and stand in its support," he said.
Council of Indian Australians president Yadu Singh,
another participant of the rally in Sydney, said "while we
cant do much sitting in Australia, we can definitely
participate in this movement, by writing to Consul Generals of
India and High Commissioner of India in Australia.
He further suggested that to end corruption Indian
government needs a will power in the system and gave example
of Independent Commission Against Corruption in New South
Wales that he said was a good example.