On 16th May, ISKCON held its annual Ratha Yatra Festival it Parramatta, Sydney. The program was a great success, it was also attended by Julie Owens Member of the Australian Parliament.
On May 25th, Julie Owens in a speech given in the Parliament House expressed her heartfelt appreciation of the Ratha Yatra festival.
Julie Owens with other official just before the start of the Ratha Yatra procession
She also put it a post on her Facebook page:
“The Rath Yatra Festival of Chariots is one of my favourite events of the year. If you missed it this year, try and catch it next year as our local Hindu community drags the chariot and dances their way down Church Street… Thank you to all who organised the event including Iskcon Sydney and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Australia.”
Julie Owens taking photos at the parade
Below is the link to the video of Julie Owens' speech in the Parliament.
MP Owens' speech represents a significant milestone for ISKCON Sydney.[ australia ] [ parramata ] [ ratha-yatra ] [ sydney ]