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Boishakhi Mela 1428 (South Asian Festival 2021)
- Sat 10th Apr 2021, 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
- Birrarung Marr, Melbourne VIC 3004
- Contact via Email
"A promise to return bigger and better"
Dear Community Members,
Hope all is well at your end. With heavy hearts we would like to let you know that after much consideration and discussion amongst stakeholders and volunteers, the festival organising team has decided to call off the flagship event "South Asian Festival 2020", which was scheduled on 18 April, 2020 at Birrarung Marr, due to the COVID -19 Pandemic.
It is really heartbreaking for the organizers after their relentless efforts in preparations from last few months. However, YOUR well-being is our first priority.
Moreover, it was not an easy decision to make as this is a recurring calendar event of Melbourne City Council and we have obligations and commitments to them since we work closely for continued development of city's diversified cultural growth. A number of possibilities and pathways were discussed in last couple of days on various meetings; and after all careful thoughts, all of us decided to look forward for bigger and better arrangement for next year.
The festival organising team has always maintained a high standard in organizing events and we believe that we are committed to the community to uphold our glorious cultural diversity and we are adamant to act accordingly.
We will keep you posted for further updates.
We would like to reassure you that with situation getting better eventually, we confidently promise to the community that we will return with a bigger and better South Asian Festival in 2021.
Hence we would like to name this announcement “A promise to return Bigger and Better!” Till then we wish everyone the best. Stay safe!
Festival Organising Committee