Feast on Indian Culture at Diwali Milan Festival of Lights
CQUNIVERSITY is welcoming the Diwali Milan Festival of Lights as it returns to a previously successful venue - the CQ Community Sports Centre Rockhampton, North.
This year's Festival runs from 5pm tomorrow.
The Indian Association of Central Queensland is looking forward to staging Indian music, Bollywood music, and Indian classical, folk and Bollywood dances, among many more items.
The Festival involves an authentic Indian dinner for purchase, catered by popular local restaurants, Avatar and Punjabi Indian.
Recognising the campus venue, Associate Vice-Chancellor (Rockhampton region) Kim Harrington will present a speech welcoming participants.
Ms Harrington said thousands of Indian students, academics and researchers have enriched CQUniversity over the past few decades, so the University welcomes the chance to once again host Diwali Milan.
"We certainly have recognised the contribution of Indian students to the growth and prosperity of CQUniversity, hence we have joined forces with one of India's most progressive NGOs, Salaam Baalak Trust, to improve educational opportunities for Indian students and to provide assistance to street and working children in India,'' she said.
"Rockhampton itself has enjoyed decades of community involvement from Indian students and academics and their families, adding to the cultural diversity and harmony of our community.
"CQUniversity is also proud that many of our Indian graduates have become prominent leaders of business and industry, not only in their home country but also throughout Australia and the wider world.''
CQUniversity currently has almost 1000 Indian students, many of whom are studying Information Technology and Information Systems.
What: Diwali Milan Festival of Lights
When: Tomorrow, 5pm
Where: CQ Community Sports Centre, Rockhampton