Thursday, September 9, 2010

Nepal Festival 2010

Nepal Festival 2010 was held in Darling Harbour Sydney on 4th September 2010 as promised. Despite of the bad weather (it was raining almost all day), the organizers did not cancel or postpone the event and did their best to make the event interesting and engaging for the attendees. Though the venue was not as crowded in the afternoon as expected, people started to show up after it stopped raining in the evening. There were lots of food stalls serving variety of Nepalese food, information stalls of migration agents, educational institute & universities and some other business. As CQUniversity was one of the sponsors, we had our stall where we provided information about studying in our University and little goodies to the visitors. It was quite an interesting experience, lot of people thought I was an employee of the University :) The festival also showcased performances of young Nepalese, mainly traditional dances and songs. The highlight of the show was the performance of a famous Nepalese Rock band named 1974 AD; however, their performance started bit late at around 8:30pm. The crowd got bit furious because of the long wait as most of the people were there for their performance. Nevertheless, the band rocked the stage and got people grooving with their hit numbers.

It was a good event but could have been lot better as organizers didn't seem to be well prepared to pull off the entire event smoothly. What I really liked about this event was it brought together most of the Nepalese living in Sydney, to celebrate their culture even being miles away from their country.

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