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A celebration of South Asian culture

Thousands of people celebrated South Asian culture at the Manchester Mega Mela over the weekend of 21 and 22 June.

Manchester Mega Mela is the largest celebration of South Asian Culture in the North of England. Music, dance, food and traditional arts and crafts bring the sights, sounds and spicy aromas of South Asia to Platt Fields Park.

People from all over the North attend the mela, attracting audiences in excess of 60,000. 

Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd was amongst those celebrating the Mela.

He said: “The Mega Mela is always a fantastic event, with all the sights and sounds of South Asia, given a uniquely Mancunian twist.

“Greater Manchester is an incredibly diverse region and it’s fitting that the biggest celebration of its type takes place here. South Asian people have made a massive contribution to the success of Greater Manchester.

“The Mega Mela is a wonderful celebration of the very best of South Asia, and the very best of Greater Manchester. I am proud to support it as it helps bring people and cultures together in a way which helps build safe and cohesive communities.”

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