Ray Williams meets FINACT members

August 22,2018. Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams today met with members of the Federation of Indian Associations of the ACT (FINACT) during a visit to Queanbeyan.

FINACT is the umbrella body representing nearly 30 community organisations from various Indian language groups in the ACT region.

Mr Williams said it was a pleasure to meet FINACT representatives and discuss how NSW can work with the ACT’s Indian community to promote inclusion and harmony.

“There are more than 1000 people living in the Monaro electoral division with Indian ancestry,” Mr Williams said.

“We value and recongise the immense contribution of the Indian Australian community to our multicultural society in NSW.”

FINACT President Dr Krishna Nadimpalli said the community was delighted to showcase the work of the Association.

“The Indian Australian community in Canberra and Queanbeyan is very closely knit,” Dr Nadimpalli said.

“FINACT ensures the Indian community is represented and given a strong voice.

“We organise an annual cricket tournament for young people with Indian backgrounds and our successful AusIndia Fair showcases opportunities to engage with Australia and Indian businesses.

“We also offer spiritual education courses, a combination of yoga, breathing and mediation techniques, to vulnerable people from diverse communities.”

There are more than 200,000 people in NSW who have Indian ancestry, with more than 140,000 people born in India.

For more information about FINACT see:  https://finact.net.au/home/

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