SSIA celebrates Diwali with fervour

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The Diwali fervour has not settled down in Sydney with  many Diwali celebrations still going on  in the town.

It won’t be wrong to say that this whole month has been dedicated to Diwali celebration with lots of Australian organisations also coming forward and organising Diwali parties  giving a perfect example of multiculturalism in Sydney.

Sapphire Centre was immersed in Diwali fervour on October 13, 2017 as the South Sydney Indian  Association (SSIA) organised their very first Diwali Dhoom dinner party.

SSIA was formed to connect, collaborate, care and celebrate with the community.  Their first event was ‘SSIA Holi Dhoom’ –   wherein they raised funds to support of prognosis for Baby Ria which was followed by  ‘SSIA Winter Carnival’ – to provide budding entrepreneurs a platform to promote their business  and raised funds to support International FoxG1 Foundation

Besides this, other initiatives of  the SSIA includes ‘The Aaja Nachle Club’ – For our beautiful friends to meet weekly & ‘dance without a care’, ‘The Cook-Offs’ – Encouraging South Sydney chefs & bakers to show off their amazing talent, ‘Connecting Hearts’ – It is a platform to bring together members of our community to meet their soulmates and build a bright future together and Karwa Chauth Celebrations – Hosted this auspicious evening for friends & family to worship & celebrate as one.

With a perfect doze of dance, ‘masti’ and ‘dhammaal’  ‘SSIA Diwali Dhoom 2017’ was balanced for the perfect Diwali celebrations.

The programme started with Lakshmi Pooja which  was followed by the  key note address of the chief guest McKay Jodi.

After all the formal introductions, the real celebrations started with the ‘Little Guests Ramp Show’. The kids flaunted their ethnic Indian wear in a graceful manner and spread their  charm with their vivacious smiles and  moves.

The kids ramp was followed by the dance performances by Shweta Doke and another performance by a  little dancer Shesha Thakur.

After that the ‘Bollywood Sensations’ took over the floor  and performed on various dance numbers,  by the time the hall was fully packed and  dancers from Bollywood sensations  invited  the audience to ‘move and groove’ with  them on some Bollywood blockbusters.

While the fun continued,  people took a  break from the dance and explored various stalls which were exclusively decorated for ‘Diwali Dhoom’.

Afterwards,  the sensational Samba dance performance by Stephine Bernard left the audience spell-bound. She also invited the guests to join her  for the dance.

Alongside other activities including the Raffle ticket sale, Bingo -hosted by Pat Patel  continued and audience participated enthusiastically in all the activities.

All proceeds of Raffle Tickets sale  will  be donated to ‘The White Ribbon Australia’, which supports Preventions of Violence against Women.

Winners of the Bingo were declared and prizes were distributed to them by  the sponsor. After all the performances and activities, the dance floor was opened for the audience.

The event was sponsored by Kogarah Indian Bazaar, Last Minute Productions, Saara Holidays, Friends India Entertainment, The Ethniq store, Patel Supermarket Rockdale & Kogarah, The Shed café (Miranda), Lalabhai Sydney, Frehco Foods, Shahi Kulfi & Everest Communications and Zaaffran Darling Harbour.

SSIA  is presenting a  Twilight Market on December 10 , 2017 at  Mortdale Community Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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