Namaste World 2016

13987518_1433182053375431_8579542351327467198_oSaturday August 6th saw the Namaste World day take place in Rocklea Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia.


On a day which saw near perfect weather, there were stalls, food, local businesses and a whole host of things for the family coupled with a full day’s entertainment schedule which ran from 11am to 8pm. The day was remarkable!


Celebrating the wonderful multicultural society which is Australia, and in particular Brisbane, saw several countries represented within the day’s festivities to showcase the oneness and togetherness which helps generate a great sense of community and good spirit amongst us all.


The organising committee were extremely busy in the build up to get this festival together but in the end all their many hours of toil and hard work paid off in a day which went off without a single hitch!


Gujarati girl and now Australian Citizen Reena Augustine, of Red Carpet Functions, organised the entire entertainment programme which incorporated 9 hours of live performance from models, fashion shows, singers, dancers, bands and more as the crowd, which peaked around 6pm, were treated to a free day in the sun.


Reena was extremely proud of her teams achievements; ‘When arranging something of this size it is quite a big ask to bring everyone together and have them all run in perfect time sequence is an incredible feeling. Thankfully we have an incredible team who just get the work done and focus on the job in hand. We’re already planning our next event but this was a beautiful day.’


The success of community events such as these serves well to remind everyone of the happy times we can have if we remove all perceived barriers and simply focus on enjoying ourselves with a smile and happy persona.


What was so pleasing to see were the many smiles on the faces of the audience as the day unfolded. Several members of the crowd made a personal quest to shake the hands of some of the performers and compliment them on their singing, dancing or just in general.


There was a real old fashioned feel to it all as everyone mingled and were happy to take part in something which was nothing but positive. The coming together of many different cultures and ethnicities to celebrate the day together in harmony and happiness was something the organisers had planned but it turned out even better than they could have expected.


Shyam Das one of the lead organisers was indeed very pleased with what he saw; ‘We set out to create a festival to celebrate everyone. Not just one group or culture or country but everyone. We had so many people on the day with so many countries represented it was extra special to be a part of. We spent many hours planning the day out but it was better than we thought it would be. Even the weather was perfect.’


Life is a beautiful experience and with days like the one Namaste World has recently produced, the world will be a brighter place if there are more of them.

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