Sydney Sindhi Association Inc of NSW (SSA) was informally formed in 1989 and formally incorporated in July 1992. Sydney Sindhi Association represents Australians of Sindhi origin now residents of New South Wales. SSA is a non-profit organisation that mainly provides platform for social and cultural activities of Sindhi people, who have migrated to Australia from India and other parts of the world.
SSA is part of an umbrella organisation, United Indian Association Inc (UIA). Together with UIA, SSA aims to promote a harmonious relationship amongst Indians & Australian citizens and undertake welfare work for the benefit of the Indian community and new migrants.
Jeev Sewa Sansthan (JSS)
Regular donations are provided by SSA & its members for the education of poor children and eye camps organised by JSS in India.
Contribution is made to Exodus for providing services to homeless in Australia.
SSA encourages and fosters the development of Sindhi language and culture in Australia and establishes a distinct Sindhi identity by synthesizing and promoting cultural knowledge and experiences of members settled in New South Wales.
SSA celebrates number of family events and cultural festivals such as Chetichand ‘birth of Sindhi God Jhulelal’, Thadri and Diwali Ball together with other social event for all Indian communities such as Family Day, Valentine’s Day, Holi, Sindhi movie day and Bollywood Antakshari.
In 2000, members of Sydney Sindhi Association donated funds whole hearty for the purchase and placement of our Sindhi god ‘Jhulelal’ murti (statue) at a Mandir in Sydney (Sri Mandir, 286 Cumberland Road, Auburn NSW). SSA now organises Chetichand function every year at Sri Mandir.
In 2011, Sydney Sindhi Association successfully launched Australia’s First Weekly Sydney Sindhi Radio on digital frequency. Sydney Sindhi Radio was broadcasted live on Digital 2000 frequency ‘2000 Languages’ on every Wednesday between 7pm to 8pm and was also available via web streams and various smart phone applications for radios such as Tune In. The service has temporarily stopped, however recorded programs can still be enjoyed from Sydney Sindhi Radio Channel on You Tube (www.youtube.com/user/SydneySindhiRadio) or by visiting Sydney Sindhi Radio Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pages/Sydney-Sindhi-Radio/277012152350193)