Message from Ministers of ACT

Best wishes for a successful and happy new year ahead


With 2017 now upon us- and a full year of opportunities and achievements waiting ahead – it is timely to congratulate your organisation on the successes of the past 12 months.

During 2016, members of Canberra’s vibrant and active Indian community contributed to our city’s multicultural way of life through participation in cultural, educational and sporting activities, further enhancing the territory’s economy and dynamic diversity.

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Through the leadership and steady guidance shown by the executive committee of the Federation of Indian Associations of the ACT (FINACT), members of our local Indian community were able to participate and indeed shine through involvement in events such as the annual National Multicultural Festival’s India in the City showcase and holy occasions such as Diwali.

Congratulations for all that you have achieved as a united community.

As we look to the year ahead, the ACT Government is committed to maintaining a strong and open relationship with FINACT and member associations.

Best wishes to all members of Canberra’s Indian community for a successful and happy new year.






Yvette Berry MLA
Deputy Chief Minister





Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA
Minister for Multicultural Affairs

London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia