Australia India Business Council (AIBC) recently celebrated Diwali in partnership with Cricket NSW at Cricket Central at Sydney Olympic Park.
The Hindu festival of lights (also known as Deepavali) is celebrated each year on the 15th Day of the ‘Kartik’ month (eight month according to the Hindu calendar) on Amavasya (new moon).
Diwali has now become a global festival with celebrations taking place around the world with the Indian diaspora and beyond partaking in the festivities. It is a celebration of the victory of good over evil, triumph of knowledge over ignorance.
The venue was decorated in traditional Indian marigold flowers and the food included Samosas and Rasmalai for the attendees.
The speakers at the event included HOC, CGI Sydney Sanjay Muluka, AIBC National Associate Chair, Irfan Malik, Chief Strategy Officer, Cricket NSW, Chris Muldoon, Parramatta Counsellor Sameer Pandey, NSW MP from Riverstone and NSW Parliamentary Friends of India, Warren Kirby, AIBC NSW Committee members Javed Khan and Poornima Menon.
The programme also included a beautiful dance performance by Hamsa Venkat’s Samskriti School of Dance.
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