Message of support for the Telugu Association of Canberra on the occasion Ugadhi
I extend my best wishes to everyone in the Telagu Community, members of FINACT and the Indian Community who have joined in celebrations on this very special day.
Promoting multiculturalism and harmony by sharing things such as culture, language, sport and music is a worthy goal and it is what makes Canberra the vibrant and socially inclusive society that we can be proud of.
Thank you to all those who have volunteered their time to make this day happen. Volunteers hold communities together, they are vital to harmony and diversity and the ACT community benefits greatly from contribution they make to the cultural life of our city.
I am proud of the diverse and vibrant multicultural community we have in Canberra. No matter what our cultural background is, we can all feel safe to share our culture with the community. We can to be proud of our heritage and the heritage of others, this strengthens our communities and enriches our lives.
All the best for 2014’s Ugadhi celebrations.