In its 7th year now, the Arts and Cultural Ganesh Festival reinforces the ideology started by Balgangadhar Lokmanya Tilak of Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav or community celebrations in India. The United Indians of South Australia (UIOSA) conceptualised the festival on the foundation of inclusiveness of the multi-cultural community of Australia
In early 2016, a group of enthusiastic and passionate individuals came together to create a like-minded forum to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi as a community festival. And the result was the birth of the United Indians of South Australia (UIOSA) and the launch of the Arts and Cultural Ganesh Festival in Adelaide.
Driven by passion and zeal, we set out to spread the festive fervour of Ganesh festival in our state of South Australia – the Festival State. The idea was to transport the community to the world of joy, happiness, unity and brotherhood and extravaganza associated with the Ganesh festival.
Though we encountered the problem of limited resources initially, it could not deter us from celebrating the birth of our 'God of Prosperity' on a grand scale. We have been blessed with the overwhelming support of our volunteers, partners and local businesses. Their soaring support and trust in us have offered us the confidence to come out strong every year in representation, number of volunteers and attendees.