THURROCK ASIAN ASSOCIATION celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a great pomp and ceremony on Sunday, 3rd June 2012 from 6 to 8 pm at the Beehive Resource Centre at Grays and on Monday,4th June 2012 at the Asian Resource Centre 35 Clarence Road, Grays. Both of these events were a great success.
Over 200 local residents belonging to all communities participated and enjoyed themselves with the cultural programme presented by local artists, singers and dancers.
They also enjoyed the various varieties of healthy food and drinks. Everyone joined in wishing Her Majesty the Heartiest Congratulations on her DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS.
At the Beehive Resource Centre the event started with the singing of the National Anthem by the Thurrock Spectrum Brass with the full participation of the audience including the Mayor and Mayoress of Thurrock.
This local Band entertained the residents by playing famous musical tunes from the 1960s onwards for half an hour which were throughly enjoyed by everyone. Thurrock Asian Association Bollywood dancing group of girls thrilled the audience with their artistic performance. This was followed by the singing of the Asian Adult Music Group who sang beautiful love songs in Asian Languages, much appreciated by everyone.
A loud applause came from everyone when the Storm Group put up their dancing performance. The cake cutting ceremony was performed by the Mayor and the Mayoress of Thurrock who paid a great tribute to our beloved Queen whom they met at the Buckingham Palace on an investiture ceremony in 2006 when Cllr Yash Gupta got his MBE. At the T.A.A Resource Centre on 4th June the audience were entertained by the Music sung by the Adult Music Group and they also watched a DVD relating to the Buckingham Palace and the Queen.
Mr Mitra, secretary of the Association thanked everyone who participated in this great community event.