15 Apr

QSSI – Queensland Soni Samaj Inc

Welcome to our website.

The Queensland Soni Samaj Inc is Non-Profit voluntary organisation representing and serving the Soni community in Queensland (QLD) Australia. This website initiative is to take Soni Samaj on global scale and provide the social environment to all members for easy communication and development.

23 Oct

QSSI Nutan Varsh 2016


Dear Queensland Soni Samaj members,

We cordially invite you to the annual Queensland Soni Samaj Nutan Varsh event.

The details are as follows and on the attached flyer:

When:     Saturday 5th November. Please arrive at 6:30pm sharp for a 7pm start.

Where:     Runcorn Heights State School – 200 Nemies Road, Runcorn

Cost:      This event is free for 2016/17 financial members or $25 per person for non-members. There will be an opportunity to pay membership at the event or online via direct deposit. 

We look forward to a night of exciting professional entertainment, traditional Khatiawari dinner and an opportunity to meet members of the community to celebrate the new year.  

Please come in your finest Indian-wear!

RSVP is essential for catering. We request that RSVP’s are provided by replying to this email by the 29th of October.

If you wish to pay subscriptions prior to the event, please note the following: 


13 years & over: $25

12 & under: $5

Seniors who are retired and not in the work force: $5

Bank Details: 

Account name: Association of Queensland Soni Samaj Inc

BSB: 014 215

Account Number: 101226762

Kind Regards,

Your QLD Soni Samaj Committee.

01 Sep


QSSI AGM 2016 Poster

Dear Queensland Soni Samaj Members,

Notice is hereby given that our 2016 Annual General Meeting is to be held on Sunday, 18th of September 2016 at 5pm at Runcorn Heights State School.

Please see below for the official Agenda and nomination forms for the incoming committee and audited financial statement for the year.

Light dinner will be provided, however we ask for Samaj members to bring a dish to share.

For any queries please contact one of the current committee members.

RSVP’s are essential for this event for catering purposes. Please RSVP by the 11th of September.

We look forward to your company.
Kind Regards,

Your QLD Soni Samaj Committee.

21 May

QSSI Skyzone Day!

We are excited to announce our new event: A Day at Skyzone Trampoline Park! This is a fun, relaxed event for all ages! Come join us for an awesome day of jumping around, dodgeball and endless fun with friends!

When: Sunday, 3 July 2016. Time to be confimed soon.

Where: Skyzone Macgregor, 544 Kessels Rd, Macgregor

Prices: As usual, $18 for an hour of jump time (includes socks). Pay on the day.

Follow our Facebook event on the QSSI page to keep updated!

Skyzone Day!

15 May

QSSI Newsletter – May 2016

Dear Queensland Soni Samaj Members,

We are proud to present the first newsletter of this committee and also of the year. To open, please click on the link below. We invite and and encourage any suggestions and inputs for our next newsletter. In the meantime, happy reading!







Kind Regards,

Your QLD Soni Samaj Committee.

08 Mar

QSSI Fiji Cyclone Fundraising Appeal 

Dear Queensland Soni Samaj Members,

As you would be aware, Fiji was struck by Tropical Cyclone Winston late on Saturday. The most powerful cyclone in the Pacific nation’s history has left a trail of destruction, flattening scores of homes and crippling infrastructure. Your Samaj has decided to raise funds for the victims. Our donations will be channelled through organisations working directly on the ground where need is the greatest, such as The Ramakrishna Mission. We truly believe it is a very worthy cause, and ask for your generous support.

We are on track to have these donations passed through by Monday, 7 March. Payment can be made by one of the following methods:

1. Direct credit to QSSI bank account: BSB: 014-215 Account No.: 1012-26762 Please state your name in reference column and also advise us via the Samaj email (qssi.qldsonisamaj@gmail.com) of your donation.

2. Contact any committee member and we will come and collect the donation from you. We will update you on a regular basis.

Kind Regards,

Your QLD Soni Samaj Committee.

25 Oct

Presenting the 2015/2016 QSSI committee!

Presenting the 2015/2016 QSSI committee!

Back: Devisha Raniga, Trisha Jogia, Vrinda Raniga, Simran Madhoji.

Middle: Vishesh Lodhia, Veejal Kumar (secretary), Shraddha Nandha (Vice President), Prahlad Payda (President), Roma Patel (Treasurer), Jitesh Raniga

Front: Darshan Payda, Ravi Kumar. Absent: Yashna Harilal

10 Oct

Dhol Baaje Garba

Hey everyone! Queensland Soni Samaj is proud to bring back our much awaited Garba night in 2015.

Break out in your Navratri best, bring along your dandiyas and get ready for an amazing night of both traditional live Garba music and the latest Bollywood tracks!

We’ve also got the famous ‘Brisbane Indian Sweets & Snacks’ selling yummy food on the night, including chaats, pav bhaji, jalebi and much, much more!

Make sure to bring all your friends, this is an open event for all. Entry is just $2, with under 10’s free!

We look forward to seeing you all there!

10 Oct

Election of The President and 2015 – 2016 committee

Jai Shree Krishna all,

We are excited to announce the new committee for 2015/2016 under the leadership of Prahlad Payda. This will be the youngest committee since Queensland Soni Samaj was revived in 2009 by past president Dipak Amratlal. The incoming committee would like to thank the previous committee members for their significant contributions over the years. Your new young team is here to take the Samaj to another level and we look forward to your continued support.

The 2015/2016 committee comprises of

President: Prahlad Payda

Vice President: Shraddha Rani Nandha

Secretary: Veejal Kumar

Treasurer: Roma Patel

Jitesh Raniga

Yashna Harilal

Vrinda Raniga

Trisha Jogia

Devisha Raniga

Simran Madhoji

Vishesh Lodhia

Ravi Kumar

Jai Hingraj Maa