Gateway to IndiaHappiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
~Mohandas GandhiMission Townsville Indian Community is committed to grow and share cultural awareness by showcasing the rich ethnic diversity of India and promote cultural harmony through cultural integration. Welcome Welcome to India Fest Townsville – the Inaugural festival presented by North Queensland Indian Community. India is a federation composed of 29 states, 7 union territories, having over 25 languages and numerous dialogues.. The culture and rituals are different from State to State though synergy is visible. The Indian economy is the world’s tenth-largest by nominal GDP and third-largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). India has a long and venerable ancient history which dates back to Indus Valley Civilization (5000 BC). Arts, culture and literature were well developed in ancient India and world’s first University was established in Takshila in 700BC. “I have travelled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such calibre, that I do not think we would conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage and therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will loose their self-esteem, their native culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation”
-Lord Maculae, addressed to the British Parliament 1835Townsville Indian community is proud to bring the richness of one of the modern ethnic culture in the world through food, music and dance, crafts, fashion and jewelry, and yoga so that the festival will be a true representation of India. Through mutual understanding and respect India Fest will bring an opportunity for everyone to better understand the Indian culture, and form a better mankind irrespective of race, religion, or creed. This event also coincides with the festival of lights “Diwali”, one of the most famous Indian festivals. Riverway park would turn into a vibrant space that offers a unique Indian experience. Highlights include –Ethnic Food: you can treat your taste buds to the different Indian cuisines and spices. For enthusiastic there will be hands on cookery workshop. –Bollywood and classical Indian theatrical performances – magic of Indian cinema and folk coming alive in a stunning and electrifying onstage spectacle – designed, scripted and composed using the local Indian talent. –Live crafts and arts village – display of the rich handicraft of different Indian states –State Pavilions – showcasing diverse Indian culture from different states. –Glamorous Indian Wedding (optional) – experience being the bridal couple or as a guest. get wed in Indian style with costumes jewelry et al. Capture the visuals of the marriage on photo or video. India Fest Promises to be an entertainment extravaganza that will explode your senses.