The Victorian AALA celebrated Diwali on 23 October 2019 with festive treats, a dance performance by the AALA committee and a banquet feast.
We hope those who attended found inspiration and insights about cultural diversity as elaborated by our esteemed guest speaker, Miss Priya Serrao (Miss Universe Australia). Her speech highlighted her upbringing being a migrant family and the obstacles faced whilst moving to a new country. She also spoke about her passion and contribution towards cultural diversity.
Molina Asthana, the national Vice President spoke about Diwali which is a festival in the Hindu Culture as signifying good over evil and light over darkness. it is celebrated with lighting earthen lamps, fire crackers, buying metallic objects, new clothes, exchanging gifts and eating a lot of Indian sweets.
For members who celebrated this festivity, we hope you had a Happy Diwali and may there be abundant blessings of victory, freedom and enlightenment.
If you have not yet done so, now is the time to renew your membership for the 2019- 2020 financial year. As a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers, it is only with your support that we can continue in our efforts to promote cultural diversity in the Australian legal profession.
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