More than 600 people attended the Independence Day celebrations at Parramatta Town Hall, Centenary Square on Thursday, 15 August.
City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Andrew Wilson, alongside Mr Nandakumaran Konnat, Consul from the Consulate General of India in Sydney, raised the Australian and Indian flags to honour the strong bond between the two countries and the many Indian-Australian members of the Parramatta community.
A number of special guests attended the event, including The Hon Dr Geoff Lee MP, Ms Julia Finn MP, Ms Lynda Voltz MP, Ms Julie Owens MP, City of Parramatta Councillors, and Chief Inspector Jason Donald. The MC was Kumud Merani, from SBS Television and Hindi Radio.
People were treated to a Bollywood dance piece by the Utsav Dance Academy, traditional dance performances, and live music.