Brisbane, Australia: Falun Gong Joins Cultural Performances at Diwali Festival (Photos)

(Clearwisdom.net) On October 14, a Diwali Festival celebration was held at King George Square in Brisbane. The festival is a tradition from India that celebrates the victory of justice over evil. Among others, Falun Gong practitioners’ cultural performance received hearty applause from the audience.


Falun Gong exercise demonstration at the Diwali Festival in Brisbane 


A couple received Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials from a practitioner 


A daughter and her mom listened to a practitioner’s introduction of Falun Gong

Diwali is the most important festival in India's Hindu tradition. The celebration in Brisbane is one of the largest cultural events in Australia. It receives support from the Australian government and is a favorite of local residents.

After a series of Indian performances, Falun Gong practitioners presented a Lion and Dragon Dance and a demonstration of Falun Gong exercises.

Dr. Unnikeishnan, secretary of the Federation of Indian Communities of Queensland, said that many people liked the Falun Gong performance. He said: “People are saying that they did not expect this performance could be so awesome.” As a key organizer of the festival, Unnikeishnan said that he will invite the practitioners back next year.

During the one-day event, the Falun Gong booth was visited by a continuous flow. Practitioner Daniel said: “A lot of people got a chance to learn what Falun Gong is and received related materials.” He hoped that all Australians will recognize Falun Gong's principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”

Posting date: 10/18/2011
Category: Community Events
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