The Premier’s Harmony Dinner, hosted by Gandhi Creations (GC), has been awarded the Best Community Event of New South Wales for 2013 by an independent judging panel of more than 20 industry experts.
The Premier’s Harmony Dinner 2013 was part of Multicultural March NSW, directed and produced by Gandhi Creations and the Community Relations Commission NSW. This event was hosted by Barry O’Farrell MP, Premier of NSW, together with the Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Citizenship and Communities.
Founded six years ago, and now with over 1000 events under its belt, Gandhi Creations has consistently been in the forefront of the multicultural events management space in Australia.
The Premier’s Harmony Dinner was a unique showcase event promoting community harmony, participation and access to services, as well as recognizing and celebrating the contribution of our culturally diverse society in New South Wales.
The annual high profile community gala dinner took place at Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, and Sydney. This venue was chosen as it is the first six-star green-star rated building in NSW and winner of the 2012 Environmental Sustainability Australian Business Awards.
The objective of the event was to help the NSW government engage with the multicultural community and cement their commitment to a cohesive and inclusive society in which cultures, languages and religions of all citizens are accepted and appreciated.
It was a well-attended event with over 700 guests and 70 councils in NSW. The event, with its eclectic explosion of entertainment, food and fashion, bought more than 56 communities together.
Gandhi Creations, along with the Community Relations Commission, NSW ensured that there was equal representation from local councils, community leaders, not for profit organizations, ethnic media, charity groups, migrant business leaders and the local Aboriginal land council.
The guest list comprised ethnic media, community leaders, ambassadors, consul generals, councillors and various other dignitaries from ethnic backgrounds — Armenian, Korean, Indian, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Fijian, Malaysian, South American, Egyptian, Turkish, Lebanese, African and Polish to name a few.
The exceptional contribution made by individuals and community groups was also celebrated at the dinner, and the recipients of the inaugural NSW Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals along with the with inductees to the Multicultural Honour Roll 2013 were announced.