The north facade of the Parliament house will be illuminated with different
color lights on the November 12, 13 and 14, 2004.
A function is being organized inside the Great Hall of the Federal
Parliament on Saturday, November 13, 2004. The program will start in the
evening at 4:30 PM with addresses by the members of the Parliament. Prime
Minister and the Leader of the opposition will be invited to address the
There will be cultural performances including Bharat Natyam by Ananya
Samarpan and Ram Lila by Raghvan Nair. Plans are under way for a special
Punjabi folk dance group from India to visit and perform on the occasion.
Light refreshments will be served followed by illumination by a leading
Member of Parliament and supporter of Hindu cause in Australia. Hindus from
Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane and from Perth are expected to join the
parliamentarians in the celebrations.
Hindu Council of Australia, a federation of Hindu organizations with
members from all major cities has been celebrating Deepaavali Melaa for last 5
years in Sydney.
Last year, Hindu Council was instrumental in organizing the first ever
Deepaavali celebration in NSW State Parliament.
This year it is making history again by initiating the celebration of
Deepaavali at the federal Parliament House in Canberra.
Hindu Council will be running special bus service between Sydney and
Canberra on that day. Special buses are also being planned from Melbourne to
If you would like to join these celebrations, please contact any one of the
following to obtain tickets Dr. Bala at Hindu Council office on 02 9746-7789.