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Indian students compiling DVD to showcase Oz as safe place

Concerned over the portrayal of Australia as "racist" in the wake of a series of attacks on Indians, a group of students from the community have decided to compile a DVD showcasing their host nation as a safe place.

india Updated: Feb 06, 2010 14:03 IST

Concerned over the portrayal of Australia as "racist" in the wake of a series of attacks on Indians, a group of students from the community have decided to compile a DVD showcasing their host nation as a safe place.

Postgraduate students, whose stay has by and large been positive and free of such safety concerns in Melbourne, have taken the unusual step of making their own DVD to be distributed in India.

The DVD is being made with an aim to reassure people back home that Victorian state of Australia, which has witnessed most of recent attacks on Indian students, is a safe place.

It will have five Indian students talking about their good and safe stay in Melbourne and about their enthusiasm for Australia, ABC channel reported.

These students believe that the portrayal of Australia as racist is "incorrect."

The idea to bring out a DVD was initiated by doctoral student Subatra Mukherjee, a resident of Geelong.

Mukherjee has been living in Australia for the last two years with his wife and said he never faced any safety issues.

"So when I came here I was really apprehensive about how the place will be and whether we'll be accepted there or not. But after coming here, truly speaking, it's the Australian people who made me comfortable and they accepted me, accepted us nicely. So, yeah, it's a pleasant experience for me," he said.