NSW Liberals and Nationals support Indian cultural celebrations

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Visit to Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Sanstha. Pictured here Premier Dominic Perrottet being welcomed // Pic supplied

The state’s Indian communities will once again be supported to hold cultural celebrations and festivals by a re-elected Perrottet Liberal Government.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said in its next term of government, the NSW Liberals and Nationals will invest $900,000 over four years to help Indian communities celebrate major events and festivals across the state.

“We believe in helping our state’s diverse communities be proud of who they are, and one of the ways we do that is by helping them celebrate their culture with everyone,” Mr Perrottet said.

Over the past four years, the NSW Liberals and Nationals invested $900,000 into Indian community groups and organisations to host events and festivals throughout the state.

Minister for Multiculturalism Mark Coure said the Perrottet Liberal Government is proud to invest further funding for our Indian community in NSW to run festivals and events such as for major cultural celebrations like Holi and Diwali.

Visit to Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Sanstha Shri Swaminarayan Mandir at Rosehill by the Premier Dominic Perrottet, Minister for Multiculturalism Mark Coure, Liberal candidate for Londonderry Samantha Talakola, Liberal candidate for Parramatta Katie Mullens, and Liberal candidate for Riverstone Mohit Kumar // Pic supplied

“Over the past four years we have seen so many incredible events, which showcase the colour and vibrancy of the Indian community. We want to see more of that continue, and that is why we are committing to providing $225,000 a year for four years to help Indian communities host these wonderful events,” Mr Coure said.”

Liberal candidate for Londonderry, Samantha Talakola, said the Indian community has been making an important contribution to our state for generations.

“As someone who migrated from India to Sydney because of the great opportunities and the wonderful and welcoming local community, I know how important it is to come together and celebrate our new home and our traditions,” Ms Talakola said.

Liberal candidate for Parramatta, Katie Mullens, said the Indian community has grown to become an integral part of the state’s multicultural society.

Visit to Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Sanstha // Pic supplied

“The Indian communities are a true reflection of our state’s multicultural society—each community brings its own diversity and vibrancy that adds to the rich mosaic of cultures we have in the Parramatta electorate and the entirety of NSW. I am so pleased a re-elected Perrottet Liberal Government will continue to help these communities showcase their diversity to everyone,” Ms Mullens said.

Liberal candidate for Riverstone, Mohit Kumar, added that Indian events are some of the brightest and most inviting.

“Indian communities are incredibly inviting to all those who want to learn and immerse themselves in Indian culture, and one way they do that is through events. The more we support communities to celebrate their diversity, the more we can help build harmony across our communities,” Mr Kumar said.


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