FIAN’s Independence Day fair a huge success

4th India Day Fair organised by Federation of Indian Associations NSW (FIAN) on Saturday, 11 August 2018 at Parramatta Park was a grand success with huge crowds attending the Fair throughout the day. It started at 12 midday and finished at 8.15pm with revellers witnessing a spectacular firework show.

Political leaders right from Gladys Berejiklian MP (The Premier of New South Wales), Ray Williams MP (Minister for Multiculturalism), Luke Foley MP (leader of Opposition), Jodi Mckay MP (Shadow minister for Roads), Michelle Rowland MP (Federal Shadow minister for communications), Julia Finn MP (Granville), Julie Owens MP (Federal MP for Parramatta and Shadow Assistant Minister), Jihad Dib MP (Lakemba, and NSW Shadow Minister for Education), Scott Farlow MLC (NSW Parliamentary Secretary), David Clarke MLC (NSW Parliamentary Secretary), Damien Tudehope MP (Epping), Geoff Lee MP (State member for Parramatta and Parliamentary Secretary), Mark Taylor MP (Seven Hills), Mr B. Vanlalvawna (Consul General of India in Sydney) and many others including Andrew Wilson (Lord Mayor of City of Parramatta Council) and Dr Harry Harinath (Chair of Multicultural NSW), as well as many Councillors including Clr Suman Saha, Clr Lisa Lake and Clr Bill Tyrrell attended the India Day Fair.

Food stalls that ranged from chhole bhature to pani puri and chicken tikka had bumper sale with many hanging up the ”˜sold’ sign by the end of the day.

Cultural program was supervised by talented Kumar Madappa and comprised of superb performances with mixed multicultural from other communities besides, of course, colourful Indian dances both folk as well as Bollywood. Independence Day for Indians is a day of joy and pride for the Indian community as it gathers in huge numbers to celebrate the spirit.

The day culminated with a vibrant firework display. Politicians and mainstream community celebrated the event, mingling with people of Indian origin and wearing traditional Indian clothes.

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