BOLLYWOOD’S bright colours and Indian food, languages and fashion will become a familiar sight across Bunbury as part of a multicultural move that could bring more doctors to the city.
More than 80 families have embraced multiculturalism by signing up as members of the South West Indian Group.
The group formed in March with the aim of promoting the Indian culture through events and celebrations.
Group president Parthasarathy Ramesh moved to Bunbury about a year ago to take the position of the city’s first aged care specialist at Bunbury Regional Hospital.
Relocating from the UK, Dr Ramesh noticed there were not a lot of multicultural activities in Bunbury.
“I think the city is now becoming very multicultural and is taking steps forward all the time,” Dr Ramesh said.
“Since the group has started I have heard from other specialist doctors who are interested in moving to the city – the decision to relocate is not just about the job, it’s about the lifestyle, the community and the future for your children.”
The South West Indian Group has had a positive response with more than 80 families across the region and plenty of interest to expand.
The group held authentic Indian chai and Henna booths at this month’s Bollywood 2012 expo at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre which was attended by about 700 people.
Their next event is the Diwali Festival of Lights which will be held at the South West Italian Club on Saturday, November 10.
The festival will include a three course Indian meal and entertainment.
Everyone is welcome to join the South West Indian Group, regardless of their country of origin.
If you would like to join or perform at an event, email firstname.lastname@example.org