Friday, 16 September 2016
Indradhanush is an annual, family friendly event that brings together Western Australian Indian, Bangladeshi, Indonesian and Pakistani performers to showcase their cultural and musical talents.
Hindi, the official language of India, connects people of Indian origin who have migrated all over the world. In WA, India has replaced Italy in the top five countries of birth for overseas-born migrants, making it the State's top non-English speaking country of birth.
Hosted by the Hindi Samaj of WA, the concert is supported by the Liberal National Government through a $5,000 grant from the Office of Multicultural Interests' (OMI) Community Grants Program.
Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Mike Nahan said community organisations such as Hindi Samaj presented outstanding entertainment and also played an important role in maintaining culture and language in diverse communities.
"These community organisations ensure WA's cultural diversity will remain vibrant and exciting well into the future," Dr Nahan said.
"The performances in Indradhanush are a spectacular display of cultural diversity and are not to be missed by anyone with a passion for dance and music.
"The State Government is proud to support WA's Indian communities and, since 2009, a total of $276,460 in OMI grants has been awarded to Indian, Hindi and Punjabi projects."
Indradhanush takes place at Penrhos College in Como on Sunday, September 18 at 6pm.
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