By Neeraj Nanda
MELBOURNE, 28 April 2021: Prayers from the Hindu, Muslim, Christian, and Sikh faiths were held today evening at the Federation Square, in solidarity with the devastating COVID-hit India, seeing a massive surge in COVID cases and deaths. The glittering Fed Square with a cold breeze saw the somber Australian-Indians holding Australian and the Indian tricolor flag. They held banners “Australia Stands with India.
Speakers expressed solidarity with India and some described how many of their own have fallen victim to the deadly virus. The prayers from different religions reflected the secular and democratic ethos of the Indian people.
India’s Consul General, Melbourne Mr. Raj Kumar was among the attendees along with leaders of different faiths and organizations holding LED candles.