The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victoria’s Hindu communities celebrate and share their traditions thanks to a new round of funding.
Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne said 25 projects have been funded through the 2019-20 Hindu Festivals and Events Fund, fulfilling a key election commitment.
They include festivals, performances and other events that celebrate Hinduism in Victoria, such as:
- Ballarat’s Holi Festival 2020
- The Basant Panchami – Saraswati Puja Hindu Festival in Wyndham
Launched by the Labor Government in July 2019, the $200,000 fund will support Hindu celebrations over four years.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne
“Victoria has a proud and rich history of multiculturalism – and our Hindu Victorian community is a huge part of that.”
“We’re pleased to be able to support this community through specific funding, so that all Victorians can get out and celebrate Hindu culture and traditions.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020