Thousands enjoy the sunshine and fun at Eastleigh Mela

Thousands enjoy the sunshine and fun at Eastleigh Mela

by Veronica Gordon on Wednesday 27th July 2016 at 4:58pm


It was one of the hottest days of the summer - the sun was shining, music was playing, food was cooking and people were having fun. This year's Eastleigh Mela attracted over ten thousand people, all enjoying the diverse experiences on offer.

Leigh Road's Recreational Ground was transformed into an all-day cultural extravaganza for the eleventh Eastleigh Mela. The event was officially opened by ITV Meridian News anchor Sangeeta Bhabra.

Other notable guests included the Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Des Scot; Hampshire's new Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane; Amarjot Singh, owner of the Sanjha Restaurant Chain; and 2012 Masterchef winner and restaurateur, Shelina Permalloo.

The day's activities were broadcast live on Unity 101 through a pop-up outdoor studio set up in the Park's Bandstand.

It seemed organisers, Unity 101 Community Radio and the Asian Welfare and Cultural Association (AWCA), planned everything to perfection - including the weather!

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