MELBOURNE, 12 August 2023: Shabana Azmi, acclaimed Indian actress, social activist, and one of the prominent figures in the Indian film industry, today morning, hoisted the Indian tricolour, symbolising the triumph of India’s unity, diversity, and resilience, at the Alexandra Gardens.
She was joined by HE.Manpreet Vohra, India’s High Commissioner in Australia, Hon. Dr. Sushil Kumar, India’s Consul General in Melbourne, Festival Director Mitu Bhowmick Lange among others with a massive crowd of the Indian Diaspora.
Legendary actor SHABANA AZMI hoists the Indian National Flag at the Peppercorn Lawns, Melbourne.
What a beautiful moment indeed! pic.twitter.com/pemiBoNTQX
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The flag hoisting event was followed by IFFM Dance Competition at the Peppercorn Lawn, minutes walk away from the Flinders Street Station. Electrifying and culturally diverse then weaved magic amid the sun followed by a cold breeze. The judges Malaika Arora and Aparshakti Khurana in the company of Mitu Bhowmick Lange had to make tough decisions amid the beauty and diversity of dances, both traditional and modern. A bit of rain towards the end of the competition added to the fun of the afternoon.