India Pavilion as guest nation at 2016 Sydney Royal Easter Show

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By Manju Mittal

Sydney Royal Easter show is a celebration of Australian culture. Every Easter the country and city join together at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park for fourteen days of agricultural competitions, animal experiences, live entertainment, carnival fun, rides, food and shopping and much more.

Indian Trade Promotion Organisation takes pride in presenting India’s national level participation in the Sydney Royal Easter Show from March 17 to March 30, 2016. On the second day of the event, officials from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, India Trade Promotion Organisation, Indian Consulate and Media representatives joined as the new Guest Nation India Pavilion declared open for business.

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“India and Australia are traditional partners with shared values-pluralism, tolerance, openness and respect for fundamental freedoms and human rights, we are keen to expand our partnership and strengthen people to people ties: scientific, space and technology collaborations, energy cooperation and interaction among entrepreneurs and innovators,” I.C. Goyal, Chairman and Managing Director India Trade Promotion Organisation, said.

Exotic India famous for colourful textiles, its traditional jewellery, beautiful handicrafts and delicious food was on display. More than 85 boutiques are selling traditional gifts, clothes, fashion accessories, cosmetics and jewellery. There is magnificent range of home furnishings including carpets, artwork, bed linen, crafted leather goods and unique tableware.

Don’t miss the aromatic spices and agricultural produce which are on display as well. If you are captivated by the allure of this fascinating country that is India, then do visit the Guest Nation India Pavilion, Riverina Avenue Sydney Showground Hall 3, open daily from 9 30am to 8 30pm.

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It was quite disappointing to visit and see that the India Pavilion, though has this great potential in the show to draw crowds, had very poor visitor response. Perhaps it has not been promoted well enough and in advance as Indian community calendar can keep one busy months ahead. Stall holders who came to the pavilion with much hope seemed extremely disappointed. Lighting was also an issue in a variety of displays and if any occasional visitor showed interest in buying their wares there is no facility of bank transactions and unfortunately ATMs are hard to find in the maze of various pavilions and stalls.

We strongly suggest a visit to this Karol Bagh like pavilion right here in Sydney for the next 10 days till March 30. Do visit the pavilion and enjoy the colours, the beautiful statues and the rest and talk to these businessmen who have worked hard for months and brought India to your doorstep.





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