FIAN celebrates Indian Independence Day in Sydney

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Federation of Indian Associations of NSW (FIAN) organized ‘India Day’ event to celebrate Indian Independence Day in Parramatta Park on Saturday,  August 12, 2017 which was attended by  around 15,000 people.This was FIAN’s 3rd India Day’s event.

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Several ministers, MPs, MLCs, Councilors, community leaders, representatives from Indian media, and SBS were present there. NSW Ministers, Ray Williams and Matt Kean, spoke highly about the contributions of Indian Australians and congratulated them for the 70th anniversary of India’s Independence.

Julie Owens, Parramatta MP, Michelle Rowland, Greenway MP and Jodi Mckay, Strathfield MP spoke glowingly about India and Indian Australian community.

Consul General of India in Sydney, B. Vanlalvawna, addressed the gathering with the feeling of patriotism, pride and appreciation about the India  Day celebration and the community.

FIAN president, Dr Yadu Singh, thanked the team for their hard work.

Cultural director, Kumar Madappa, delivered a class entertainment programme, which culminated in spectacular fireworks.

An added attraction was two fully paid return tickets to India provided by Best and Less Travel, which were won by two of the attendees.

FIAN is an Umbrella organization of multiple Indian community associations, and is involved in multitude of community activities.

 

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