By Neeraj Nanda
MELBOURNE, 9 November 2020: The Indian government has decided to celebrate India’s 75th Independence Day in 2021 in Australia in a big way. Plans are being sketched out and communities across Australia in all states are likely to be involved. This information came out during a community consultation at the Indian Consulate, Melbourne on 8 November 2020.
Talking to community members Mr. Raj Kumar, Counsel General in Melbourne, said the community is being invited to send proposals to organize 75 events on weekends throughout the next year beginning August 2021. The Consulate will assist to chart out a plan in this regard. The programs, he said, should be in a celebration mode as cultural, social, or other and done by community individuals or organizations. These events should be to celebrate this big anniversary and should not be religious or political, he said.
There were a few proposals including from Mr. Vikrant Kishore to organize a film festival with support from Deakin University and a celebration cricket match at the MCG from SAT Editor Neeraj Nanda and a laser show among others.
Much more will soon be known about the events soon.