Daniel Andrews announces Gandhi Fest & Boxing Day Indian festival at MCG


NEW DELHI/MELBOURNE, 17 January: Daniel Andrews announces Gandhi Exhibition and a new community festival to be held in Australia versus India Magellan Boxing Day Test at the MCG this year. The Victorian Premier announced these events today during his current tour of India.


Premier Daniel Andrews joined Cricket Victoria CEO Tony Dodemaide and cricketing legends Bishan Bedi and Dean Jones in Delhi today to announce the new festival that will be held outside the iconic MCG.

The free festival will feature all the colors, sounds, sights and flavors that are quintessentially India. Food vans and stalls will offer up the best Indian cuisine, while fans will have a chance to play some cricket, sing, and dance and try their hand at other cultural activities.

“The Boxing Day Test is always one of the biggest dates on our sporting calendar. This year, we’ll use the occasion to celebrate the close bond we share with our Indian friends. This free festival outside the MCG will offer the very best culinary delights India has to offer, as well as a range of activities that everyone can enjoy,” Daniel Andrews said.

Also, touring the Mahatma Gandhi Exhibition at the Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in Delhi today, Premier Daniel Andrews announced the Andrews Labour Government was supporting Victoria’s Immigration Museum to show the unique exhibition – which will run from April to July 2018.

“Mahatma Gandhi was an inspirational leader and I’m thrilled that Victorians will be able to enjoy this incredible exhibition at the Immigration Museum,” the Victorian Premier said.

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