Walk for the Farmers
Krishna provided leadership as President of FINACT in collaboration with United India Association of NSW. The ten day walk from Sydney to Canberra in 2018 to visit drought-affected farmers and to raise awareness of Australian drought impacts on farming and to raise significant amount of funds for Australian Helpers was concluded at ACT Legislative Assembly in the 150th birth year of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Federation of Indian Associations of ACT organised the inaugural mega-event, the “AusIndia Fair” on 24 March 2018 at Stage 88, Commonwealth Park, which brought 4000 – 5000 visitors from the Indian diaspora and the broader Australian community together to embrace diversity and inclusiveness of migrants in Australia. The Federation chartered a free bus service to assist the Canberra community.
The “AusIndia Fair” showcased more than 150 participants and performers reflecting Australia’s heritage and multiculturalism. There were 33 stalls occupied by diverse businesses, with many attractions like turban tying, henna tattoo, photo booth, face painting and many other attractions.
The “AusIndia Fair” provided the national capital an opportunity to harness business and community collaborations. A big attraction was a chance to win ‘a free return ticket to India’ offered by FINACT and TripMocha.