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Tribute to Martin Place Heros

Australian Indian community paid a tribute to the fallen Tori Johnson, Katrina Dawson and the tragic loss of 140 souls in Peshawar (Pakistan) and 8 children killed in Cairns. Aruna Chandrala, President Global Women's Network organised floral tribute and a candle light vigil at Strathfield Town Square on Saturday, the 20th of December. Strathfield Council extended their support to the event. Clr Raj Datta, Mayor Gulian Vaccari and religious leaders paid their respects. Aruna Chandrala told Asia Times that Australian Sub Continent communities are devastated by the tragic events that shook Sydney, Peshawar and Cairns. We are sharing the pain of those who lost loved ones in the siege in Sydney, shoot-out in Peshawar killing children and tragic death of 8 children in Cairns, she said. The event was supported by other Australian Sub Continent communities and attended by Mr Bupinder Chibber President GOPIO Sydney, Dr Siddalingeswara Orekondy, Mr John Niven former president UIA and Amarinder Bajwa Vice President National Sikh Council of Australia. Ms Aruna Chandrala, Ms Maxine Salma from GWN, Strathfield Mayor and Councillors and religious leaders from various communities led the prayers and paid their tributes. All the flowers were later transported to Martin Place by the Mayor of Strathfield. Thousands have paid their respects with of flowers and floral tributes for the victims of the Lindt Chocolate Cafe siege in Martin Place in Sydney.  

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