Again for 2019, New South Wales State Premier, Gladys Berejiklian MP rose to the occasion of Diwali, Festival of Lights, for the Indian, community, by lighting up the Sydney Opera House Sails in gold, to welcome Diwali Festival of Lights to the world.
Held at the Museum of Contemporary Art The Rocks, hosted by Multicultural NSW, among the many guest includes Acting Multicultural Minister Geoffrey Lee MP, Opposition Leader Jodi McKay MP, popular new Punjabi background Coffs harbour state MP, Gurmesh Singh. Giani Jasbir Singh and Jasbir Singh Thind, performing the hymn tribute for the 550th anniversary of the Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, from the Guardwarra Sikh Temple Glenwood. Dr Harinath from Multicultural NSW, many parliamentary members and guest from many Indian groups/associations.
The Premier’s Diwali Event, included on display, the trophies for the 2020 Mens and Women’s T20 World Cups. The ICC T20 World Cup is the pinnacle global event for the fastest growing format of the game. Women’s T20 World Cup: 21 Feb – 8 Mar 2020 and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup: 18 Oct – 15 Nov 2020. The Women’s and Men’s events will be standalone Tournaments held right across Australia in eight host cities and 13 venues, include the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Premier Berejiklian praised the Indian community, with the Sikh community on their 550th anniversary, saying “New South Wales is strong, as our multiculturalism is strong, from the migrants coming to our state, working hard, getting ahead and making great contributions to New South Wales, in every aspects of our community.”