Nepali Diaspora participates in Australia Day celebrationNepali Diaspora based in Australia took part in “Australia Day” which is celebrated as national day in Australia on Tuesday.
Nepali Diaspora based in Australia took part in “Australia Day” which is celebrated as national day in Australia on Tuesday.
January 26 is celebrated as a national day to mark the arrival of British in Australia for the first time in 1788.
The day is celebrated by portraying diverse society and landscape of Australia. Members of Nepali community too have been taking part in celebration showcasing Nepali art and culture, Nepal’s distinct identity.
Increasing number of Nepali people have been participating in the celebration since 2010, said Santoshi Gautam, Chairman of Adelaide Nepal Society.
Among a crowd of 40,000 present in the celebration, Nepali youth were seen donning traditional outfits like Daura Suruwal, Dhaka Topi, Gunyu Choli, and Saree. The Nepali participants also displayed pictures of Janaki Temple, Mount Everest and Gautam Buddha depicting symbolic representation of Mountain Hill and Terai. “We have been successful to send a message across that we are rich in art, culture and tradition,” said Chairman of International Nepali Artists’ Society, Australia, Ram Krishna Niraula.
Non-Residential Nepali South Australia Secretariat, Nabin Panta, claimed Nepalis were successful in promoting Tourism through the participation. He added Nepalis have been able to give the message that Nepal is a safe and sound place to travel even after the devastating earthquake.