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Sub Continent Friends of Labor (SCFOL) ACT in making

Members of the sub-continent community in Canberra are a step closer to forming an ACT chapter of the Sub Continental Friends of Labor (SCFOL) after a successful meeting Sunday, 21 December. Around 40 Labor supporters from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Fiji gathered at the popular "Garnish of India" restaurant in Canberra to discuss the forming of the Sub Continental Friends of Labor ACT. Ms Louise Crossman, President ALP Party ACT addressed the gathering and emphasized upon joining Labor, its values and approach to be inclusive of the broad range of communities present in the state. SCFOL was established in NSW five ago and is working successfully as a bridge between the Labor Party and sub-continental communities. A Victorian branch of SCFOL was set up in October and played a great role in bringing Labor back to power in Victoria in the recent elections. Leading the discussions on formation of SCFOL ACT, the NSW team of five members from SCFOL NSW travelled to Canberra to share their experiences and encourage their ACT compatriots to start a similar group in the capital. Mr Moninder Singh and Mr Ejaz Khan from SCFOL NSW, who addressed the gathering, motivated and persuaded everyone in the meeting to join SCFOL ACT. SCFOL NSW team included Mr Prabhjot Sandhu, Balraj Sangha and SCFOL NSW Secretary Mr Amarinder Bajwa. ACT Labor President Louise Crossman, sub-continent leaders Deepak-Raj Gupta, Kanti Jinna, Mohammad Ali, Nishi Puri, Gurjant Singh, Mark Kulasingham and several prominent members of the capital's sub-continental community attended the meeting.

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