The Rotary Club of Ingleburn is teaming up with the Chattogram Club Australia to present a Bangladeshi Food Festival next month.
Apart from giving us a taste of the famed Kacchi Biriyani, Puchka and other Bangladeshi delicacies, the festival will feature craft stalls and cultural entertainment.
Talking about the festival, Ingleburn Rotary’s immediate past President and a member of the Chattogram Club, Syed Akram Ullah said that the purpose of the festival is not only to showcase Bangladeshi food and culture but also to raise funds to help vulnerable people in need.
“While obviously I would like to help people back home in Bangladesh, it is also our duty to offer assistance where it is needed in our own backyard,” Mr Akram Ullah said.
The proceeds will therefore be “split 50/50 between projects for flood victims in Bangladesh as well as the homeless within Campbelltown”, Ingleburn Rotary’s Drew Percival pointed out.
Established in 2018, Chattogram Club Australia is a community oriented non-profit organisation run by volunteers.
Yakub Saadat welcomed his club’s second collaboration with Ingleburn Rotary over the festival, the first being the distribution of food to the needy during the recent lockdown.
“As individuals we can only do small things but as a club, with like-minded members coming together, we can achieve so much more; and when we join with another club with similar ideals, we can do extraordinary things within our communities,” Ingleburn Rotary’s President Bill Salter said.
The Bangladeshi Food Festival is being supported by Campbelltown City Council and Mezbani Restaurant, Minto. It is sponsored by Ingleburn RSL, whose generosity through the years has seen a number of diverse community projects come to fruition.
“We have a great history with Rotary and are delighted to support another initiative that will benefit the community in a number of ways,” Ingleburn RSL’s CEO Glenn Cushion said.
The Bangladeshi Food Festival is being held Sunday 7 August 2022 from 12 to 6pm at the Greg Percival Community Centre, Ingleburn. Admission is free.