Business staff support Curryfest
TAJ Dosanjh and his colleagues from the Woolgoolga branch of the National Australia Bank will all be on deck at tomorrow’s Woolgoolga Curryfest.
They will be joined by other staff from Coffs Harbour and Grafton agribusiness and business banking to assist in running various stalls and welcoming visitors.
Curryfest features Indian culture and cuisine and celebrates the contribution of the Sikh community of the Coffs Coast.
NAB Woolgoolga branch manager Patty Herbert said she was pleased to be supporting an event that had such significance for so many of her customers and staff.
“Many of our agribusiness customers are from the Sikh community who are primary producers of bananas and blueberries in this area and one of my staff members is an Australian-born Sikh, so we feel a real affinity with the Sikh community,” Ms Herbert said.
Mr Dosanjh, who works at the Woolgoolga branch, is impressed with the way NAB and its staff contribute to the event.
“As an Australian-born Sikh, it’s a great feeling to know the people I work with are celebrating the culture and traditions of my heritage,” Mr Dosanjh said.
After being at university for four years, he said he had seen the event grow and develop as a visitor, but this would be his first year as a volunteer.
At 11am today, Mr Dosanjh will also bring his tabla drum to work for the NAB’s Curryfest promotion. This will see a performance by tabla drummers accompanied by a harmonium at the bank branch and NAB staff members handing out Curryfest flyers around Woolgoolga.
Tomorrow, NAB staffers will present $100 and $50 prizes to the winners of their school colouring-in competition and moneyboxes to all the participants.