UIA celebrated Indian Republic Day and Australia Day Award Night 2017 on 28th of Jan 2017. His Excellency B. Vanlalvawna consul general of India to Sydney was the chief guests. President of UIA Mr. John Kennedy in his speech said that all HSC high achievers have made our community proud. He acknowledged the efforts of the parents and the community as a whole in the upbringing of their children. He also mentioned that UIA is run by the volunteers but the efforts of the volunteers are thankless. He acknowledged all the volunteers worked for this esteemed organisation.
His Excellency B. Vanlalvawna in his speech read out the message from President of India and he outlined the Indian Government initiatives in relation to NRI’s living abroad. He also congratulated all the high achievers as well as the award winners for their excellent achievements.
Hon. Damien Tudehope member for Epping representing Minister for communities Hon. John Ajaka said that his liberal government is committed to helping every community and passed on the congratulatory message for UIA from the community minister Hon. John Ajaka MLC.
Hon. Daniel Mookey MLC representing Opposition leader Hon. Luke Foley congratulated all high achievers as well as the other award winners. He stressed the importance of education and passed on the congratulatory message from state opposition leader Hon. Luke Foley. Hon. Julia Owens MP for Parramatta representing Federal opposition leader Hon. Bill Shorten thanked UIA for encouraging the future generation by awarding the high achiever award and also recognised UIA for its role in the community. She also passed on the congratulatory message from Federal Opposition Leader Hon. Bill Shorten MP.
Hon. Jodi McKay MP for Strathfield MP shared her recent trip to India and she was very happy and lucky to celebrate Indian Republic day in India. She congratulated all high achievers as well as the award winners and also acknowledged the services done by UIA in the communities. The function was well attended by people from many different communities and was a great success.
Many other dignitaries Hon. Lee Riananan Greens Senator, Clr. Raj Datta, Clr. Moninder Singh, Clr. Susai Benjamin, Clr. Gurdeep Singh uia executive members, past presidents, Presidents of member associations, General council members, and well-wishers attended the function.
Our sponsor Sun Legal Mr. Mohan Sundar presented the scholarship of $2000 to students who were a high achiever and chosen Medicine or Law. Our other proud sponsors were:
Multicultural NSW – event sponsor, Mr. Marwan KaneBridge Platinum sponsor, Mr. Jack Chembrika Commonwealth bank, Mr. Regarajan CEO Bank of baroda, Mrs. Nandini VP BOB, Miss Midhi Kataria Marketing Manager Moneygram, Mr. Selvan Raman EPR foods, Mr. Mehdi Judani Best and Less Travels, Mr. Krish Menon LJ Hooker Liverpool, Mr, Barjinder LJ Hooker Seven Hills, Dr. Lumina Titus Bridgeview medical centre, Air India.
UIA extends it’s sincere thanks to all Media partners who supported this event. Treasurer of UIA Mr. Jaydatt Nayak welcomed the gathering and the function ended with vote of thanks.