AICCI, a newly formed Association is all set to present the best ever ‘Diwali Celebration Fair’ at Cherrybrook.
AICCI was formally incepted in June 2014, by a group of likeminded people who came together and felt the need to do something to bring the Indian community together in North Sydney.
Before the inception of this Association, this group of friends have successfully delivered two functions. Last year they hosted a Diwali party for their friends and family which was attended by nearly 80 people and this year they hosted a sit-down dinner for 300 people on the occasion of Baisakhi. These two successful events encouraged them to organise some more events like this and that is how AICCI came into shape.
While speaking about this new Association, Parveen Gupta, President of the Association said, “AICCI came into existence in June and our main motto is to promote and conserve the Indian culture and at the same time we want to promote multiculturalism. We want to improve the awareness of the Indian culture here in Australia.”
“As the population of the Indians in ‘the hills district and North side is rising, there is need of community celebrations here as well. We aim at organising functions, festivals and events relevant to the Australian Indian community so as to promote the social and cultural welfare of the people of Indian origin living in Australia. As a part of that we are organising our first ever ‘Diwali Celebration Fair’ on October 12, 2014 in Greenway Park Oval, Cherrybrook,” he added.
“It will be a grand celebration with a mix of cultural activities , food stalls , ride for kids , DJ and obviously fireworks without which the Diwali celebration is incomplete. The celebrations will start at 12 and will continue till 8:30. There are in all 45 cultural items. To give it a multicultural flavour we are talking to the Chinese, Jewish and Greek community to present their cultural items on this occasion. The celebrations will conclude with a fantastic Fireworks show”, said Parveen.
Giving details about the programme Parveen said, “Throughout the day there will be stage performances including Indian Cultural performances , Bollywood performances, Punjabi Bhangra , stage show on the significance of Diwali , song and dance performances, puppet show , lucky draw prize and much more to entertain the people” .
“We don’t want people to be mere spectators, so we have planned our cultural items in such a way where they will also participate , so it will be more fun “, he added
“We are expecting more than 5000 people to attend this event. Event is targeting around 18,000 strong Indian population within Hornsby Shire, Hills Shire & Ku-ring-gai Shire, North Shore and 95,000 Indian population in Sydney and wider Australian community in the local area. We are planning to run free shuttle bus service from Castle Hill Bus Stand and Pennant Hill Trains Station to Event venue,” he said .
Besides this there will be Indian food stalls selling full spectrum of Indian food from hot n Spicy curries, popular Indian Street food to yummy Indian Diwali special sweets , face painting, mehndi (Henna), joy rides for families and more to keep guest engaged and entertained.
It will be a completely family pack celebration, so come and enjoy Diwali with AICCI at Cherrybrook on October 12.
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