Workshops organised to help Indian students in Australia

Workshops organised to help Indian students in Australia

Over 150 Indian students attended the first-of-its kind workshops at the Indian consulate here.A team of prominent community leaders in association with the Indian Consulate have formed 'Committee on Student Related Activities' (COSRA) to educate students about several issues vital for any new migrants to start life in the country.

The two separate workshops held during the weekend detailed out several vital issues regarding community life, behaviour, accommodation, occupational and safety issues, legal help apart from crime and laws.

Appreciating the role of community members on the new initiative, Indian Consulate General S K Behera said. "The COSRA programme is a very first initiative of its type by the Indian diaspora worldwide and it is to be lauded and strongly encouraged."

Two Indian-origin police officers - Ashok Dikshit and Dinesh Nettur - adviced the participants on 'things to do' if they become victims of crime and some rules and regulations for them to follow.

They also warned them against dubious people who try to pretend to help them in changing course or visa.

"Beware of those thugs who will try to rob you of your money by pretending you to help you in changing courses."

"Always seek help through your universities," the Victorian police officials adviced while giving out some useful tips on how to handle an emergency situations.

Several incidents of violent attacks against Indian students were reported in the country that prompted Indians to take to the streets seeking more security and safety

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