Hon Mike Nahan BEc MS PhD MLA

Hon Mike Nahan BEc MS PhD MLA

Former Treasurer; Minister for Energy; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    Multicultural performers take centre stage at Penrhos College

    16/09/2016 9:00 AM
    • Annual concert brings together talented artists from WA's culturally diverse communities to celebrate Hindi as a language

    Western Australia's Hindi-speaking communities will shine in a multicultural concert spectacular celebrating the State's cultural diversity in a dazzling display of song and dance.


    Indradhanush is an annual, family friendly event that brings together Western Australian Indian, Bangladeshi, Indonesian and Pakistani performers to showcase their cultural and musical talents.


    Hindi, the official language of India, connects people of Indian origin who have migrated all over the world.  In WA, India has replaced Italy in the top five countries of birth for overseas-born migrants, making it the State's top non-English speaking country of birth.


    Hosted by the Hindi Samaj of WA, the concert is supported by the Liberal National Government through a $5,000 grant from the Office of Multicultural Interests' (OMI) Community Grants Program. 


    Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Mike Nahan said community organisations such as Hindi Samaj presented outstanding entertainment and also played an important role in maintaining culture and language in diverse communities.


    "These community organisations ensure WA's cultural diversity will remain vibrant and exciting well into the future," Dr Nahan said.


    "The performances in Indradhanush are a spectacular display of cultural diversity and are not to be missed by anyone with a passion for dance and music.


    "The State Government is proud to support WA's Indian communities and, since 2009, a total of $276,460 in OMI grants has been awarded to Indian, Hindi and Punjabi projects."


    Indradhanush takes place at Penrhos College in Como on Sunday, September 18 at 6pm.


    Fact file

    • Hindi Samaj of WA promotes Hindi culture and language in WA through cultural events and language programs
    • Since 2009, $276,460 in grants has been provided to Indian, Hindi and Punjabi projects
    • For more information on the Community Grants Program, visit http://www.omi.wa.gov.au
    • For tickets and more information about the Indradhanush concert, visit http://www.hindisamajwa.org

    Minister's office - 6552 5700 


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