Saturday, January 16, 2021

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Ushering in the New Year, Adelaide’s Indian Community celebrates

Indian Community Adelaide.Indian Link
Club India International celebrated its New Year’s Eve Ball on 31 December at the Gaza Community Hall, Klemzig, with a large number of members, their families and guests.
Fabulous DJ Nick Fernandes and the fantastic KJ Karl Vaz provided an entertaining evening of music and dance, before ushering in the New Year to a blaze of neon lights and a storm of popping streamers.
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The guests were kept on their feet all through the evening till early hours of 1 January, 2016.
In addition to the fun and frolic, dancing and music, the audience was treated to delectable Indian dishes prepared by our own Master Chef Max Taylor.
Controlling the celebration was yours truly as MC, a particularly enjoyable duty being able to give out an endless supply of door and raffle prizes throughout the evening!
Indian Community Adelaide.Indian Link
Australian guests Andris and Carol said they were thrilled with the energy of Club India members and how seamlessly families, children and adults combined to make the evening memorable and a sensational way to welcome the New Year.
“The club has been in existence for the past 27 years with club doors open to all, with nominal joining fees. Membership consists of all ages and all religious and cultural persuasions,” said Club President Austin Nevis. “The aim of the Club is to cater to the social and recreational needs of members and keeping them actively engaged in community life.”
Indian Community Adelaide.Indian Link
Some of the regular events of the Club are the Curry Picnic in April, the Winter Dance in July, Sports Day in October and Children’s Christmas Tree in December.
Curry Picnic is when members and their families and friends get together at a local park for a family social. Each family brings an assigned dish and everyone relishes a variety of foods. This is such a popular event that it has become a regular feature in the Club’s calendar.
Indian Community Adelaide.Indian Link
Winter Dance in July is another regular event that everyone looks forward to. A live band plays if there is a sufficiently large attendance, otherwise it is conducted by a professional DJ or KJ.
Sports Day is again a popular event for people of all ages. There are games and sports such as cricket, three legged race, tug of war etc, usually conducted in a park under safe conditions. Importance is always given to health and safety while conducting these activities.
Indian Community Adelaide.Indian Link
In the second week of December, Children’s Christmas Tree is a great crowd puller. This is an occasion when the kids take centre stage. Santa and his elves arrive in a sleigh and distribute lollies and gifts to all children up to 12 years of age.

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