The Association of Haryanvis in Australia, a not for profit cultural organization, marked the Haryana Day in collaboration with Virasat Heritage Village, Kurukshetra, an earnest endeavour to showcase the Haryanvi culture and bring alive our lifestyle from the past on 1st November.
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Sydney/Rohtak: It is a well proven fact that emigrants help propagate their culture, language, and cuisine internationally. In the recent past, a large wave of Haryanvis have not only migrated to different parts of the world but also made big in different spheres of life and are actively propagating our culture. The Association of Haryanvis in Australia, a not for profit cultural organization, marked the Haryana Day in collaboration with Virasat Heritage Village, Kurukshetra, an earnest endeavour to showcase the Haryanvi culture and bring alive our lifestyle from the past on 1st November. The celebrations were held virtually given the social distancing guidelines in place. In 2020, the state of Haryana has turned 54 years old.
Moving further, the event hosted an enormous audience of more than fifty thousand people from across the globe, who witnessed the celebrations through ZOOM and other social media platforms, Dr Mahasingh Poonia gave this information here.Prominent political and cultural figures from India and Australia graced the occasion. Geeta Manishi Swami Gyananand Maharaj said in his address that this celebration is a proud moment for all Haryanvis across the globe. On this occasion, the Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Manohar Lal while addressing the Haryanvi Diaspora in Australia, said that Haryana has established an identity in the field of culture and sports since its inception.
Displaying the diverse colours of Haryanvi culture, the event witnessed the representation from India andvarious states of Australia. The five-hour virtual program kept the audience spell bound – starting from Ganesh Vandana and Diya Ceremony to invoke our rich cultural traditions to songs and poem recitals, Haryanvi folk dance, Haryanvi Ragnis, awards for prominent Haryanvis and dialogues from some of the dignitaries.
The Association was formed in 2018 with a vision to not only preserve and promote the rich Haryanvi culture of brotherhood & industriousness amongst Haryanvis and their future generations but also enable them to integrate better with Australian values & Culture. Over the last two years, the association has worked tirelessly to bring the Haryanvi community in Australia together and strengthened its bonds through monthly social gatherings, celebrated key festivals together, organized sports tournaments in addition to celebrating Haryana Day each year.
The AHA Team said that by convention, next year’s International Haryana Day Celebrations shall be held in Melbourne on 30th November 2021.The AHA moment for the Association would be with the launch of Online Radio for Haryanvi Community in Australia later this year.
From a social and cultural perspective, associations like AHA play a critical role in our society today that promote the multicultural DNA of Australia whilst nurturing the rich traditions, heritage and passing the baton on to the future generations.