Strathpine Multicultural Fashion Show – Moon Festival

RAAME brings multiculturalism to the regions
—celebrating the famous moon festival at Strathpine, Qld

“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.”― Mahatma Gandhi

They say that when the opportunity knocks at your door steps you never say no, you grab and do it, if its successful you win and if not you learn.

Same happened when I was given the opportunity to put on a multicultural fashion show for Brisbane North Chinese Association Inc. to celebrate Moon festival.

I saw my dream turning into reality in a new place (Strathpine) and show in Queensland which myself and my organisation is very proud to bring to the people of Australia.

The Audience were overwhelmed to be a part of this beautiful dream of togetherness that has now become a colourful, inclusive and successful reality.

Every model came to the show with their best traditional outfit and full traditional make and were all very keen to walk the stage with pride.

The crowd was ‘wowed’ at the authenticity and diversity of models who displayed traditional attire from over 40 countries, including members as young as 3 through to seniors aged 80 who have walked the earth for much longer.

This simple act illuminated the shared values of unity and inclusivity that RAAME aspires to and and deeply resonates the values held by the founder that’s me “Reena Augustine” that, “No one is left behind”.

As they rightly say “Love is the essence of life” ,Love grows with togetherness, it is the acceptance of others in our life despite many differences. From childhood, we grow up with the love and affection of our parents and family members. We experience the different pattern of love as we grew up like the love between siblings, love between friends. In each case, love works as a bond between people. The nature of love may vary from time to time, but the destiny is one and only to encourage togetherness. And this is what we proved on the day with a huge success of bringing various cultures together and mainly the importance of a connected society

“Global connectedness” and appreciation of different cultures, plays a key part in world peace and inclusion of individuals is the main factor for eradicating depression.

Returning to our beginning…. if life is what happens when we are busy making other plans, we must all allow our plans breathing space. In a busy schedule we must never forget to pause, look around and embrace those opportunities for togetherness and multiculturalism that can be as simple as sharing a common thread.  for true and meangingful connection to cultivate within our lives we need to stop, look up and connect with authenticity.

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