Gandhi Creations awarded for The Best Community Event NSW


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Sonia Gandhi proud of her company Gandhi Creations – organisers of Premier’s Harmony Day dinner


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 Victor Dominello, Minister for citizenship and Communities with guests  

From starting as a student studying in Australia to running a successful event company Sonia Gandhi has come a long way. Having organised many successful events Premier’s Harmony Day dinner was anything but a resounding success under the watchful eye of Sonia and her team as it help create a beautiful night and a function which has not only been praised by the Premier but also  awarded The Best Community Event of New  South Wales in 2013. The dinner early this year in April was  part of Multicultural March along with the  Community Relations Commission NSW.

With an Independent Industry Judging Panel (IIJP) of over 20 industry experts, an Australian Event  Award is the pinnacle achievement for the events industry in Australia.

The event was hosted by Hon Barry O’Farrell MP, Premier of NSW, together with  the Hon Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Citizenship and Communities.

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Founded 6 years ago, with over 1000 events under their belt, Gandhi Creations has consistently led  the multicultural events management space in Australia.

The Premier’s Harmony Dinner was a unique showcase event promoting community harmony,  participation and access to services, as well as recognizing and celebrating the contribution of our  cultural diverse society in New South Wales.

The event is one of the most significant events in the multicultural community. This annual high profile  community gala dinner took place at Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, Sydney.

A well-attended event with over 700 guests and was a sell out. The event bought over 56  communities together, resulting in an eclectic explosion of entertainment, food and fashion. Rejoicing  in cultural diversity with an array of cultural performances and presentations to significant members of  the multicultural community it provided valuable networking opportunities.

There was successful engagement with over 70 councils in NSW via listing their Harmony Day  festivals/events on the event website.

Gandhi Creations along with the Community Relations Commission, NSW ensured that there was  engagement and equal representation from local councils, community leaders, not for profit  organizations, ethnic media, charity groups, migrant business leaders and Aboriginal community  members.

The guest list comprised of ethnic media, community leaders, ambassadors, consul generals,  councillors and various other dignitaries from ethnic backgrounds; Armenian, Korean, Indian,  Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Fijian, Malaysian, South American, Egyptian, Turkish,  Lebanese, African and Polish communities to name a few.

The night also celebrated and acknowledged the exceptional contribution made by individuals and  community groups, announcing the recipients of the inaugural NSW Premier’s Multicultural  Community Medals along with the inductees to the Multicultural Honour Roll 2013.

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On the night not only the Indian community which was present in good number flaunting Indian Saris and Shalwar Kameez the Australian National anthem was proudly sung by Heather Lee donned in a Sari. Many people from other nationalities came in their national attire and made the night a success meeting and mixing with barriers melting in a true multicultural spirit.

Below: Heather Lee in a sari singing the Australian national anthem

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