Message from the Prime Minister

tony abbott

On Holi ”“ Hindu Festival of colours  

I send you my best wishes as you mark Holi ”“ the Hindu festival of colour.

Holi is an opportunity to gather with family and friends to mark the joyful triumph of spring over the darkness of winter.

It is also a time to celebrate the strong friendship between Australia and India, particularly the people-to-people links we share.

There are around 400,000 members of the Indian Australian community and I pay tribute to the significant contribution they make to our country.

Modern Australian is unimaginable without them.

As a nation, we have found unity in our diversity, respect in our differences and have built a modern nation on the idea that anyone can get ahead provided they are prepared to “have a go”

I wish you an enjoyable Holi celebration.


The Hon Tony Abbott

PM Prime Minister of Australia

14 March 2014



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