WRI AND GOPIO
Thousands from the multicultural communities in Brisbane will come together to celebrate the iconic “India Day Fair 2014“ on Sunday, the 10th of August 2014, at Roma Street Parklands.
Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), Queensland chapter is organising this colourful event as part of 67th Indian’ Independence day celebrations. There will be parades from various Indian communities, Indian music, dance and cultural items running throughout the day, Indian henna - hand painting - will be available and the event will conclude with a mammoth fireworks.
GOPIO with the support of Federation of Indian Communities Queensland (FICQ) and other Indian associations celebrate India Day Fair every year with real vigour, charm and an abundance of colours.
The event has been well attended by dignitaries in the past. Attendees included Mr Robert Cavallucci, Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs of Queensland, Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk, Opposition leader, Lord Mayor Cr Graham Quirk, The Indian High Commissioner Hon. Biren Nanda., Mr Paul Pisasale, Mayor of Ipswich. Many such dignitaries will be attending the event.
Yousuf Alikhan, the president of GOPIO Queensland chapter said “The main outcome of this harmonious, multi-cultural and multi-racial event is to promote multiculturalism, improve cultural tolerance and promote community harmony. It provides an opportunity to showcase the cultural and regional diversity of India to the wider Queensland community. The event is widely supported by various communities in Queensland and by the Brisbane City Council, the Lord Mayor, and the Queensland government”, stated Yousuf.