Enjoying a hot chai at the Indian Street Festival

Hindi Niketan’s Indian Street Festival added joy and colour to a cold and rainy Melbourne afternoon.

 

Scattered showers did not stop an enthusiastic crowd from gathering at the Glen Waverley Library Forecourt on Sunday, June 5.

 

The IndianCare team served our Melbourne International Student Week (MISW) favourite: hot masala chai.

 

Attendees lined up for a cup of hot chai and shared some great conversation with our team between vibrant cultural performances – dances, live music and comedy.

 

We were overwhelmed by the support shown by our community.

 

Attendees were excited to hear about the work being done by IndianCare the welfare needs of Indians in Melbourne.

 

Many talked about how they could have benefitted from this kind of support when they arrived in Australia, and were keen to get involved. You can here.

 

“I know how vulnerable I felt as a new migrant,’ said one attendee. ‘I’d love to help people find their footing, especially students.’

 

As Australia’s Indian migrant population numbers continue to rise, targeted support for the Indian diaspora, and for other South Asian migrants will be more important than ever.

 

We’re grateful for the role we play in building strong, resilient communities and look forward to opportunities to connect.

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