Welcome to the Second Annual Indian Newslink Festivals of South India on May 23

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Venkat Raman
Auckland, April 4, 2022

When the Second Annual Indian Newslink Festivals of South India goes on stage at the Mahatma Gandhi Centre on Monday, May 23, 2022, it will be the culmination of the efforts of a large number of groups across the five States of South India.

Among them will be Dancing Schools and their Guru, producers and directors, more than 150 performers, and organisers with varied talents.

The event, representing Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, is being presented by Legal Associates and the Wellington-based Indian High Commission along with the newly formed Federation of South Indian Associations New Zealand and supported by sponsors- the New Zealand Indian Central Association, Auckland Indian Association, Essilor New Zealand, Link2 Group, Manukau Institute of Technology, 0800Rachna, Kripa Financial Solutions and Greenlane Accountants. Among the Support Sponsors are Mana Andhra Telugu Association New Zealand, Telangana Association of New Zealand, Auckland Tamil Association, Auckland Malayali Samajam and New Zealand Kannada Koota.

South Indian States also include Lakshadweep, Pondicherry (Puducherry) and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands but they are not adequately represented in New Zealand.

The Programme and Tickets

The Programme, comprising speeches, cultural performances and vegetarian dinner is for people above 12 years of age. It will commence at 6 pm with networking and would include cultural highlights of the five South Indian States with colourful costumes.

More than 750 people are expected to attend the event.

Among them will be political, business and community leaders.

Tickets for the Programme, priced at $34.50 per person and tables seating ten persons each at $345 (including GST) are now available with the officials of the Associations.

For further information, please call 021-836528 or Email: venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz

Call for entries to the Eighth Annual Sports and Community Awards

Achievers in Arts and Culture will also be honoured

Entries, now open, will close on May 30, 2022

We have the pleasure of calling for entries to the Eighth Annual Indian Newslink Sports, Community, Arts & Culture Awards 2022. These Awards are open to persons of Indian, Fijian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Nepali origin who are permanently resident in New Zealand or New Zealand citizens.

Completed forms must be sent only by email to: venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz
on or before 6 pm on Monday, May 30, 2022.
Awards Night on Monday, June 20, 2022, from 6.30 pm
Mahatma Gandhi Centre, 145, New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland
Tickets: $57.50 (inclusive of GST) on Sale. Please email venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz

About these Awards

The growing importance of people of Indian origin in various Sports encouraged us to launch the Indian Newslink Indian Sports Awards in 2012. These Awards were the first of its type for the Indian community in New Zealand.

For the past 23 years, Indian Newslink has been reporting the achievements of our sports personalities in a number of fields, including Soccer, Cricket, Tennis, Netball, Hockey, Golf, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Boxing and Kabaddi. While some of them have risen to the national level by playing international matches and tournaments, until 2012, there was no avenue to celebrate the achievements of many others as a community.

People of Indian origin have also excelled in community and social services, arts and culture, thus prompting us to extend this Programme to the Indian Newslink Sports, Community, Arts and Culture Awards.

Acknowledging the growing presence of people from various countries of the Indian Sub-Continent and centres of the Indian Diaspora, Indian Newslink has widened the participation of its Awards Programme to include people of Indian, Fijian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Nepali origin.

While these are our front page stories of the latest (May 1, 2022) issue of Indian Newslink, there are also news, analyses and features relating to current affairs, politics, education, business, opinion, community, entertainment, sports and Eid Al Fitr.

Please read and share with your family, colleagues, associates and friends.

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