AUSTRALIA, December 6, 2013 (Blacktown Sun): Organized by Blacktown Shree Swaminarayan Temple, the kite festival raises money to set up special classes to teach children about Indian culture. Spokesman Tej Patel said Australian-born children needed to attend Indian language and culture classes to learn about their roots and help make them better citizens. "Shree Swaminarayan Temple keeps the spirit of Hinduism alive, through the festival, to nurture Indian traditions and culture in young boys and girls who are born outside India.
Mr. Patel said more than 5,000 people from across the country were expected to attend the 2014 festival. "We have received hundreds of inquiries from people and community organisations from Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, besides NSW,'" he said. "That's why we are holding the event at a bigger venue in Fairfield Showground instead of Blacktown.
"The temple hopes to raise about $15,000 from the event to also provide community services across western Sydney."