29 July 2017: Sydney’s Indian Australian community is set to celebrate Independence Day of India amid an action-packed day filled with fun activities and cultural shows.
The programme on August 12 will commemorate India’s Independence from England on 15 August 1947.
According to Dr Yadu Singh, the president of Federation of Indian Associations of New South Wales, the event has been organised three days in advance for the convenience of community members as the actual day falls on a working day, Tuesday.
Although it is a celebration of the Indian independence day, the Parramatta Park event would also have a multicultural touch with food from other cultures. The event is expected to attract Australians of both Indian and non-Indian backgrounds.
According to an electronic flyer issued by FIAN, there will be fireworks, kids rides and multicultural food stalls among many other activities.
India Day is a free event which will kick off at 12 pm and finish at 7 pm on August 12.