Annual general body meeting BAI 2017

Onam is the biggest and the most important festival of the state of Kerala. It is a harvest festival and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm all over the state by people of all communities. According to a popular legend, the festival is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam. Onam is celebrated in the beginning of the month of Chingam, the first month of Malayalam Calendar (Kollavarsham). This corresponds with the month of August-September according to Gregorian Calendar. Carnival of Onam lasts from four to ten days. First day, Atham and tenth day, Thiruvonam are most important of all. Popularity and presentation of rich culture of the state during the carnival made Onam the National Festival of Kerala in 1961. Elaborate feasts, folk songs, elegant dances, energetic games, elephants, boats and flowers all are a part of the dynamic festival called Onam. 

Onam is the biggest and the most important event of BAI as well and we have been holding this event for the past 7 years and every year since the members increase the event gets even bigger. 

Ramzan is the ninth month according to Islamic Lunar calendar. Ramzan (written as Ramadan) is derived from the Arabic root word 'ramida' or 'arramad' that means intense scorching heat and dryness, especially of the ground. Ramadan is so called to indicate the heating sensation in the stomach as a result of thirst. Others said it is so called because Ramadan scorches out the sins as it burns the ground. Some said it is so called because the hearts and souls are more readily receptive to the admonition and remembrance of Allah during Ramadan, as the sand and stones are receptive to the sun's heat.During Ramadan the people who fast are not allowed to eat or drink anything (including water) from dawn to after sunset. Also one has to restrain other body parts, which may render the fast worthless despite the main factor of hunger and thirst; so the tongue,

BAI celebrates Ramzan together with it's members of Islamic beliefs and members come together to conduct musical night involving Mappila songs and other cultural activities.

Christmas is the observance of Jesus’ humble birth to a virgin in a stable in Bethlehem. Christmas is celebrated on 25th of December and it also celebrates the events surrounding Jesus' birth, such as an angel’s appearance to shepherds, telling them to visit the newborn king.

Just like number of organisations and churches in Australia celebrates Christmas,  BAI celebrates this event by organising Carol visits to the member families and holds a stage event in December involving different cultural activities.


The festival of Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament of the Bible as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion. 


Unique to the state of Kerala, Vishu (വിഷു) marks the beginning of a new year in the Hindu calendar, with the month of Medam (മേടം). It is considered a festival of light and fireworks. 

BAI celebrates Easter and Vishu together. It is one of the major event in which we bring unity in diversity. We have members from different religious background and we all come together to celebrate these two wonderful celebrations.

Committee is pleased to announce that the community centre for our weekly gathering has been booked until end of this year. There has been tremendous support from members in running this weekly gathering successfully. Please note that this takes place every Saturday from 4:30pm – 8 pm. There are number of games played here by members including cards, caroms and chess. The facility is also being used for conducting practices for our Onam

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