”˜Indian community – a solid foundation for a harmonious multicultural society’ ”“ Victor Dominello


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Victor Dominello with Aishverya Nidhi

On the occasion of India’s 64th Republic Day on 26 January 2014, The Hon Victor Dominello, Minister for Citizenship and Communities has sent the following message to the Indian community in NSW:

“It is an honour to send my best wishes to the Indian community of New South Wales and abroad on the occasion of India Republic Day.

On 26 January 1950 the Constitution of India came into force, marking the birth of the Indian Republic.

This is a day of national celebration for both India and Australia, as we commemorate significant milestones in the development of our democracies.

It is a happy coincidence that Indian Republic Day and Australia Day fall on the same date. There exist strong connections between the people of two great nations. These bonds have been established through immigration, heritage, trade, sports and entertainment.

While India and Australia remain proud members of the Commonwealth of Nations, we have our forged own unique national identities. On 26 January we both celebrate events which have shaped our place in the world today.

New South Wales is very fortunate to have a vibrant and active Indian-Australian community that makes an immense contribution to the economic and cultural development of our State.

Today nearly 100,000 Indian born residents call New South Wales home, with an additional 130,000 coming from Indian ancestry.

The enthusiasm of the Indian-Australian community, with its strong sense of civic duty, has built a solid foundation for our harmonious multicultural society in New South Wales.

I wish everyone in the Indian-Australian community a joyous celebration and prosperity throughout 2014.”

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