MELBOURNE. 24 March: The Afghan community under the leadership of the Afghan Australian Philanthropic Association led by President Dur Aschna today evening celebrated the Afghan New Year – Nawroz at the Springvale Town Hall.
The event was full of music, songs, food and traditional dances. Afghan dresses were visible all around. The highlight of the evening were traditional dances by Bangladesh female dancers reflecting the true nature of multicultural Australia.
The gathering was welcomed by Mahmood Noori and Shagofa followed by the national anthems of Australia and Afghanistan. Yaar Mohammad gave a musical touch and then Afghan traditional dances entertained the audience.
The gathering was addressed by Hon. Luke Donnellan MP and Hon. Julian Hill MP among others.
Tasty Afghan food was served laced with traditional music.
All Photos: South Asia Times (SAT), Melbourne.