Colours, unity, and celebration: Greater Springfield Kite Festival soars high

By Our Reporter
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Greater Springfield Indian Association Inc hosts successful second edition

The skies above Greater Springfield were painted with a kaleidoscope of colours as the Greater Springfield Kite Festival, organised for the second time by the Greater Springfield Indian Association INC, unfolded on the dual celebration day of Australia Day and Indian Republic Day. The event, which took place on 26 January 2024, brought together the local community in a celebration of unity, diversity, and cultural richness.

The festival grounds were transformed into a vibrant tapestry of cultural experiences, with kites of all shapes and sizes dancing in the sky, symbolising the harmonious coexistence of Australian and Indian traditions. The Greater Springfield Kite Festival showcased the spirit of Australia Day and Indian Republic Day in a unique and visually stunning way.

The event was not just about the mesmerising display of kites; it was a celebration of culture, community, and shared joy. Attendees were treated to the tantalising flavours of traditional Indian cuisine, explored stalls featuring exquisite jewellery, and engaged in spiritual and recreational activities offered by local spiritual stores.

The Greater Springfield Indian Association President, Mukesh Dubey, and his dedicated team played a pivotal role in organising and executing the festival, ensuring its success for the second consecutive year. The local community actively participated, with businesses showcasing their products and services, creating a bustling marketplace and fostering a sense of camaraderie.

Guest speakers at the festival included esteemed personalities such as Hon. Shane Neumann, Member of Parliament; Hon. Milton Dick, Member of Parliament; Hon. Charis Mullen, Member of Parliament; Hon. Mayoress Theresa Harding; and Councillor Paul Tully. Many other local community leaders addressed the enthusiastic crowd, emphasising the importance of community bonding and shared celebrations.

The Greater Springfield Kite Festival was more than just an event; it was an experience that celebrated the rich tapestry of cultures within the community. The event stood as a testament to the power of unity, diversity, and the spirit of togetherness that defines Greater Springfield.

As the kites soared high in the sky, carrying the hopes and dreams of a united community, the Greater Springfield Kite Festival left an indelible mark on the hearts of attendees, showcasing the success of the event organised by the Greater Springfield Indian Association INC. Here’s to Greater Springfield, where the spirit of Australia Day and Indian Republic Day blended seamlessly in a celebration of colours and cultural experiences.

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