Sangam Community Association
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to rise to pay tribute to the Sangam Community Association and also to acknowledge the hardworking president of the association, Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, its committee and all of its members. The Sangam Community Association is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes heritage, culture and tradition. Year after year Sangam hosts some incredibly exciting and creative events. From Diwali Mela to multicultural dances, it brings together the community to celebrate heritage, culture and tradition. This year Sangam will undertake its most ambitious event ever, Dandiya, which means Western Indian dance with the sticks. The event will celebrate the Indian festival of Navratri. Such an event has never been hosted in the western suburbs, and I will be honoured to attend it.
I would also like to acknowledge the importance of the Indian community to Melbourne’s west. The Indian community gives an incredible amount to our local civic and business life. It is a community that, across several generations, has played and will continue to play an important role in the ongoing transformation of the economic, social and cultural life of Melbourne’s west. It is with much anticipation that I look forward to celebrating Navratri with the Sangam Community Association, and I congratulate it on organising what I feel confident will be a wonderful event.