House debates

Monday, 20 August 2018

Statements by Members

Tangney Electorate: Indian Society of Western Australia

4:14 pm

Photo of Ben MortonBen Morton (Tangney, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

In our parliament today I would like to congratulate the Indian Society of Western Australia for serving our Indian communities in Tangney and across Western Australia for more than 50 years. For more than 50 years, committee members and volunteers have given so much of their time to our community in promoting Indian art, culture, music, food, and fostering friendships with the wider Australian community. This important organisation facilitates events for members and the whole community, promoting Indian culture.

I had the pleasure of attending Sangam 2018, the Spirit of India, at the Perth convention centre. At this very important event, I was pleased to offer my best wishes and deliver a message of congratulations from the Prime Minister. Thousands of guests packed the Riverside Theatre for a night filled with fantastic performances of classical, folk and contemporary Indian dance and music. We spent the night cheering the performances and celebrating the contribution of Indian society to Western Australia. Congratulations to all the performers and organisers who made the event a night I will remember for a long time. Congratulations once again to President Surya Ambati, the society's executive and the members of the Indian Society of Western Australia for your 50th anniversary.