Support Harmony Day at CSU Port Macquarie on March 21, 2018

Respect and inclusiveness: International student Tanaya Sharma and CSU student liaison officer international Clara Koch prepare for Harmony Day. Photo: Ivan Sajko
Respect and inclusiveness: International student Tanaya Sharma and CSU student liaison officer international Clara Koch prepare for Harmony Day. Photo: Ivan Sajko

Food and memories will bring people together to celebrate Harmony Day at Charles Sturt University Port Macquarie.

CSU student liaison officer international Clara Koch said the March 21 event would celebrate our strength through our diversity.

People are encouraged to bring along a dish of food and a childhood memory to share.

Organisers hope to attract as many people as possible from the broader community to take part.

International student Danial Motahari will provide musical entertainment from midday, international student Ayab Khan will bring along a Pakistani curry and international students Tanaya Sharma and Dhananjay Patil will make an Indian curry called dal bati.

International student Neha Patel will demonstrate henna painting.

Ms Koch said the Harmony Day event was all about starting a conversation and understanding that, despite all intents and purposes, Port Macquarie was quite diverse.

CSU Port Macquarie has about 70 international students.

The Harmony Day celebration will run at the CSU Port Macquarie Campus off Major Innes Road from 11am to 2pm on March 21.

Migrant settlement worker Jane Dwyer and the Mid North Coast Refugee Support Group are also supporting the event.

Harmony Day, which celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity, focuses on inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

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