Hundreds turn up for Holi at The Ponds

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The Council of Indian Australians (CIA), in association with the Gujarati Samaj of NSW, organised a grand Holi celebration at The Ponds to coincide with Harmony Day. The celebration was attended by dignitaries of both parties. Labor leader John Robertson attended the event. Michelle Rowland MP, shadow minister for citizenship and multiculturalism, was represented by Mukesh Maru. NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell was represented by David Clark MLC and the Riverstone MP Kevin Conolly. CIA leaders Praful Desai, Shail Wadhwa and Mohit Kumar also attended the event. Gujarati Samaj NSW was represented by its president Jaydutt Nayak and Jignesh Raj. The dignitaries said that celebrations like Holi help strengthen bonds of love and togetherness.

The heavy rains on the day failed to keep the crowds away. Hundreds stayed on till the end of the day.

Council of Indian Australians - Holi #3

 

Published in Indian magazine, Australia

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