FIAN was mentioned in The NSW Parliament

1st October, 2015

Sydney, NSW

NSW Parliament

Federation of Indian Associations of NSW  (FIAN) was mentioned in The NSW Parliament on 27th August, 2015. The Hon David Clarke MLC deserves our sincere thanks and gratitude. https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/hansart.nsf/V3Key/LC20150827005

The text from the Hansard is reproduced below. Dr Yadu Singh

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INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL
Page: 2955

Motion by the Hon. DAVID CLARKE agreed to:

        (1) That this House notes that:
            (a) on Saturday 15 August 2015 the Independence Day of India was celebrated at a community festival at the parade grounds, Old King’s School, Parramatta, organised by the Federation of Indian Associations of NSW and attended by several thousand visitors; and
            (b) those who attended as guests included:
              (i) the Hon. Philip Ruddock, MP, member for Berowra and Special Envoy for Citizenship and Community Engagement, representing the Hon. Tony Abbott, MP, Prime Minister of Australia;
              (ii) Ms Michelle Rowland, MP, member for Greenway, shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multiculturalism, representing the Federal Opposition Leader, the Hon. Bill Shorten, MP;
              (iii) Dr Geoff Lee, MP, member for Parramatta, Parliamentary Secretary for Communities, representing the Hon. Mike Baird, MP, Premier of New South Wales;
              (iv) Mr Luke Foley, MP, member for Auburn, State Leader of the Opposition;
              (v) Ms Julie Owens, MP, Federal member for Parramatta and shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Small Business;
              (vi) the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian, MP, Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations;
              (vii) the Hon. David Clarke, MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for Justice;
              (viii) Mr Matt Kean, MP, member for Hornsby and Parliamentary Secretary for Treasury;
              (ix) Dr Hugh McDermott, MP, member for Prospect;
              (x) Ms Julie Finn, MP, member for Granville;
              (xi) the Hon. Daniel Mookhey, MLC;
              (xii) Mr Arvinder Ranga, representing the Consul-General for India in Sydney, Mr Sunjay Sudhir;
              (xiii) Councillor Scott Lloyd, Lord Mayor of the City of Parramatta; and
              (xiv) local councillors, leaders and representatives of various Indian-Australian community groups.
        (2) That this House:
            (a) congratulates the President, Dr Yadu Singh, and the committee of the Federation of Indian Associations in New South Wales on their initiative in organising a successful festival to celebrate the Independence Day of India; and
          (b) extends its congratulations and best wishes to India and the Indian-Australian community on the occasion of India’s Independence Day.

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