SNM Sydney branch recently participated in Streets Alive Parade in Blacktown

SNM Sydney branch in Australia recently participated in Streets Alive Parade in Blacktown.

Blacktown City Council has been organizing the Blacktown Streets Alive festival every year for the last 40 years. As part of the festival, a vibrant and spectacular street parade is also on display through Blacktown CBD, showcasing Blacktown’s multiculturalism, history and emergency services. This year the parade was organized on Saturday 25 May 2019 and had over 50 organizations participating in it.

SNM Sydney branch recently participated in Streets Alive Parade in BlacktownSNM Sydney branch recently participated in Streets Alive Parade in Blacktown

The Sant Nirankari Mission has been participating in these parades for over a decade now. This year we decided to participate with a float to spread the core message of the mission: “Peace not pieces - Let’s work for it”. The float depicted the world in pieces due to negative emotions like anger, hate, envy and ego - thereby making the need for peace essential. The beautiful float was designed and built by our saints in the Sydney Congregation Hall of the Mission located in Glendenning Road, Glendenning.

SNM Sydney branch recently participated in Streets Alive Parade in Blacktown
SNM Sydney branch recently participated in Streets Alive Parade in BlacktownSNM Sydney branch recently participated in Streets Alive Parade in Blacktown

The parade started at about 11:30 am on a beautiful sunny morning. Numerous devotees marched besides the float waving the banners for peace and love, through the streets of Blacktown to over 50000 people gathered to witness the parade.

Blacktown Mayor Steven Bali was present at the event alongside other dignitaries. The march lasted about 30 minutes and a kiosk was also setup where publication and information about the Mission was available.

We are a part of “Network of Faith Communities” also, a network of different faith organizations in Blacktown. Some saints walked as part of the “Network of Faith” too which also included people from Quakers Hill Anglican Church, God is Good Church and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

The parade was a great success and a great opportunity for all devotees to come together and spread the message of peace and love.

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