on the Western Sydney cultural calendar for at least the next four years.
NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka today
announced the NSW Government has committed $1.6 million over four years in the
2016-17 Budget to secure Parramasala.
“We live in one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world and Parramasala is
an event that celebrates our differences and encourages community harmony,” Mr
“Now in its seventh year, Parramasala continues to grow and attracts tens of
thousands of people each year to Parramatta and Harris Park in Western Sydney.”
“This is a much anticipated event and we’re proud to support its return to Western
Sydney until 2019.”
“Parramasala is an energetic, vibrant and colourful celebration of Indian and South
Asian customs, traditions and cuisines and also welcomes contributions from all
multicultural communities,” Mr Ajaka said.
“It’s only fitting that one of the state’s premier multicultural festivals is held in
Parramatta, the geographic and cultural heart of Sydney.”
Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism and Member for Parramatta Dr Geoff
Lee said: “I am pleased the NSW Government is supporting this much-anticipated
event that turn Parramatta into a dazzling sea of colour and music.”
Chairman of Parramasala Dr G.K Harinath OAM said: “This funding commitment will
allow us to make Parramasala bigger and better than ever before.”