08 Nov 2011 04:48
SBS Radio attended the South Asian arts festival Parramasala, held in Parramatta in Sydney’s west. The festival calendar featured music, dance, theatre, film, visual arts and markets from international and Australian artists. Nital Desai from SBS Gujarati Radio and Rajish Aryal from SBS Nepalese Radio represented SBS on the ground at the event.
04 Oct 2011 03:34
SBS Radio Sydney attended the Navratri celebrations for the Gujarati community . Navaratri or Navaratra is a Hindu festival of worship and dance. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit Nav = nine and Ratri = nights. It is celebrated during the period of Sarad Masi Aswin by Hindu lunar calendar, all eight days and nine nights have its importance and is divided into sets of three days to adore three different aspects of the supreme goddess or goddesses.
01 Feb 2011 01:58
Republic day of India was celebrated in Sydney, on 26th of January. A flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Consul General's residence at 0900 hours. The flag hoisting was followed by singing of the national anthem, reading of the President’s speech, followed by refreshments. About 150-200 people attended the function. There were community members, consular staff, members of Indian Media and some Australian Guests.
22 Apr 2010 06:26
The Queen’s Baton Relay commenced on 29 October 2009 from Buckingham Palace , travelling through all Commonwealth nations – an historic journey that covers a distance of more than 190,000 kilometres in 340 days. On Monday 19th April, 2010, Parramatta in Sydney hosted the Baton.
23 Mar 2010 04:30
This year Holi was celebrated over three days from Friday 12 March to Sunday 14 March 2010 at Palm Grove and Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour in Sydney. People from many different cultures and countries joined in throwing colours on each other , enjoying Indian vegetarian food , musical performances and the cultural extravaganza.
07 Feb 2010 23:57
Matrubhasha Vandanaa Yatra is a week long event from 30th Jan to 6th Feb, celebrating literary works of Gujarati Language.