On behalf of the Canberra Liberals and on my personal behalf, I have the pleasure to extend to you my heartfelt congratulations on the 66th Anniversary of the Independence of India.
The strong and dedicated Indian community play a strategic and important role in Canberra. We are a fortunate to have such diversity in our community.
India deserves to feel proud of its achievements over the last 66 years. As a nation, you have shown impressive social and economic growth, scientific and technological progress, and cultural and humanitarian development. You have influence on the world state and are an important partner of Australia.
My best wishes to all in Canberra celebrating this great occasion.