Happy Holi to all TIDU readers and friends!



Holi is the festival of colours and is celebrated with playing with different colours that bring smile on everyone’s face. These colours represent that we are not all same and that we are of different hues, belong to different races, have come and made Australia our country having settled from over 150 nations, and also practice and believe in different faith and religions yet are all proud Australians. This is what Holi celebrates through this beautiful and colourful festival! TIDU wishes Happy Holi to all!!

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Holi Message from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull:

“Celebrating the arrival of spring after winter darkness, the ancient festival of Holi brings with it a promise of the triumph of good over evil, of renewal and rebirth. Here in Australia, where the autumn air is cooling and the leaves are starting to turn, the symbolism of the changing seasons still imbues our experience of this lively carnival of colour.

As communities across our country gather in celebration, this is an opportunity for all Australians to deepen their appreciation of Hindu customs. The freedom to express ourselves and to embrace diversity is what makes Australia one of the most successful multicultural societies in the world.

Our nation is like a rich tapestry and every one of our community groups and our cultural traditions, woven into that, is an indelible part of who we are. I send my best wishes to everyone celebrating Holi.”











Premier Baird with Pradanya Dugal

From NSW Premier Mike Baird:

“I would like to extend my warmest wishes to everyone celebrating Holi. I recently met with the Indian Consul General Shri B.Vanlalvawna and I am sure the Indian community will join me in welcoming him and his family to Sydney during this joyous time.

This annual Hindu festival is widely celebrated across India and Nepal and is now recognised and celebrated right across New South Wales. The local Indian and Nepalese communities are to be commended for sharing their cultures and traditions with the wider community. It is a festival that brings us together in a spirit of fun and friendship, encouraging understanding of each other’s backgrounds in our multicultural society.

I wish everyone celebrating a Happy Holi.”



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