Happy Diwali from Sydney!

The Hindu Council of Australia organised Diwali celebrations at the Parliament of New South Wales which was also attended by Indian Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

After a two year break Diwali celebrations returned to the NSW Parliament in Sydney. The Hindu Council of Australia recently organised Diwali celebrations at the Parliament of New South Wales, hosted by NSW Multicultural Minister Mark Coure.

Indian Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, who was recently on a tour of Australia, also attended the event.

Indian Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at NSW Parliament Diwali celebration (Nitin Gadkari Twitter)

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet, NSW MP Prue Carr who represented the Leader of the Opposition in NSW Parliament Chris Minns, NSW Multicultural Minister Mark Coure, Council General of India in Sydney, Manish Gupta, Indian-origin Deputy Mayors Sameer Pandey and Barbara Ward and Co-Chair Liberal Party Friends of India Pallavi Sinha were among those who were present at Diwali celebrations at the NSW Parliament.

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Surinder Jain ( Vice President, Hindu Council of Australia)

Hindu Council of Australia Vice President Surinder Jain and National Secretary and Director for communities Sai Paravastu also spoke about the importance of Diwali at the celebrations.

Sai Paravastu (National Secretary Hindi Council of Australia)

WATCH VIDEO: Diwali celebrations at NSW Parliament

The Hindu Council of Australia also organised a Deepavali Fair at Parramatta Sydney which was attended by eminent guests including NSW Premier Dominic Perrotett, Leader of the Opposition in NSW Chris Minns and NSW Multicultural Minister Mark Coure.

WATCH VIDEO: Dominic Perrottet, Premier of NSW wishes #HappyDiwali to the #Hindu community

Those in attendance also included NSW MP and Shadow Minister for Sport and Youth, Julia Finn, Lord Mayor Donna Davis and Deputy Mayor Sameer Pandey from the City of Parramatta Council, Deputy Mayor of the Ku-ring-gai Council Barbara Ward, Councillor from Strathfield Raj Dutta and Councillor from The Hills Shire Council Reena Jethi. Donning colurful Indian attires they all wished The Australia Today viewers a very Happy Diwali.

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WATCH VIDEO: The Australia Today reporting from Deepavali Fair organised by the Hindu Council of Australia at Parramatta, Sydney

The festivities at the fair concluded with Ravan dahan which was attended by thousands of people.

WATCH VIDEO: Stunning fireworks at Ravan dahan in Sydney