Source: DNA India/PTI
Reaching out to the Indian community ahead of Diwali, Victoria's premier John Brumby on Saturday offered an assistance of Aus $1 million for the construction of a Hindu cultural and education centre here.
Brumby announced the grant during a Diwali celebration event that attracted thousands of Indians as well as locals in the heart of the city's business district.
The event is the largest cultural show managed by the company 'Celebrate India' that will also put up a lighting festival competition next week.
Brumby said Diwali was an important occasion for the Indian community and a great example of how Victoria's many communities come together to share their values.