Mr Rampal Reddy Muthyala and Dosa Hut Indian restaurant in Footscray hosted a fundraiser breakfast for the Nepal earthquake victims on the occasion of the 64th birthday of Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Minister for Trade and Investment.
Hosts welcomed the Minister and Mr Chandra Yonzon, Honorary Consul General to Nepal with floral bouquets. Rampal Muthyala gave the welcome address and introduced all the guests to the supporters.
Minister Robb in his address thanked Rampal and Dosa Hut for hosting breakfast for a noble cause. He stated that he can imagine the damage caused by the earthquake as he witnessed the NZ earthquake with the same richtor scale magnitude.
.He thanked Rampal and friends for their compassion and organising a generous event to mark his birthday and was very happy to be part of this noble cause. Minister Robb also thanked Australian Indians for supporting the community hand in hand. He stressed that the relationship between India and Australia is key for the development of both the countries. Andrew highlighted key points of discussion with the Hon Narendra Modi PM of India stating “India is a country with vast opportunities in terms of market share and Australia is a country with expertise and technology. We can help each other. Australia is keen to have a Free Trade Agreement with India by 2016. With this agreement many Australian companies are keen to setup in India and offer their services. Finally, he thanked Dosa Hut for their great food and warm hospitality and their generosity in hosting the breakfast.
Mr Chandra Yonzon in his speech stated he was deeply touched by the support and solidarity extended for those affected in Nepal by the members attending the fundraiser. He congratulated Rampal and his friends for organising a flawless and successful event that raised $8000.
Later, the Minister presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the following individuals for their services and commitment to our community:
1. Prof Suresh Bhargava, RMIT University
2. Dr Subhash Sharma, CQU University
3. Mr Sassendra Chowdhary Amarneni, AUMSAI
4. Mr Venkat Reddy Nookala, MTF
5. Mr Rajaverdhan Reddy Vulpala, ATAI
6. Mr Jasbir Singh Rattan, Sikh Community
7. Mr Gopal Thangirala, TAAI
8. Mrs Aviti Sharma
9. Mr Anil Karpurapu
10. Mr Praveen Indukuri
The Minister celebrated his birthday by cutting a cake and everyone wished him a long and happy life.
Dosa Hut served everyone with their signature and famous Dosa with fillings and other Indian cuisine. There were also burgers with Indian flavours on the menu.
Everyone loved the hospitality of Dosa Hut and thanked the staff and management for their hard work and commitment.