LABOR SUPPORTS THE 32ND ANNUAL AUSTRALIAN SIKH GAMES
A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will contribute a further $100,000 to assist with the staging of the 32nd Annual Australian Sikh Games – the premier sporting and cultural event for our nation’s Sikh communies.
The announcement is in addition to $100,000 already provided by the Labor Government, and would bring Labor’s total support for the Games to $200,000.
Member for Narre Warren North Luke Donnellan today joined the Sikh Games Organising Committee at Casey Fields Oval for the announcement along with Labor’s Candidate for Cranbourne Pauline Richards to make the announcement.
More than 3,000 athletes and up to 90,000 spectators are expected to enjoy the games at a range of venues throughout the City of Casey, including Casey Stadium.
The Games are a celebration of Sikh culture, promoting physical activity and health and wellbeing, and giving the whole community the opportunity to tap into a unique sporting and cultural experience.
The announcement follows Premier Daniel Andrews’ commitment to backing local celebrations for the 550th birthday anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji—the founder of the Sikh faith.
In September, the Premier announced that a re-elected Labor Government would establish a dedicated $200,000 fund, offering support to Sikh organisations across the state for the celebrations.
The 32nd Annual Australian Sikh Games will be held from 19-21 April 2019 in the City of Casey.
Only Labor recognises the vast contribution of our multicultural communities and is willing to make the investments that really matter.
Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren North Luke Donnellan
“Only Labor will stand with our proudly multicultural communities—today, tomorrow, and every day.”
“Labor regonises the profound contributions our Sikh communities make to our state—and we’re proud to support the premier sporting and cultural event of the Australian Sikh community.”
Quote attributable to Labor Candidate for Cranbourne
“Our community is infinitely stronger and fairer because of the efforts of our Sikh Victorians and these Games are an opportunity to celebrate those proud contributions.”