As India celebrates its 70th year of independence, it is my great pleasure to extend my best wishes to those celebrating this auspicious occasion in my local community and wider Victoria.
The Indian community is one of the largest ethnic communities in our local area with around 5000 local residents born in India in 2016, a number that continues to grow. Many others enjoy ties to the people and culture of India.
I cannot think of a better day to recognise and appreciate the tremendous contribution that Australians of Indian Heritage have made to our political, economic and cultural life.
Should you require any assistance on Federal Government issues such as Medicare, Centrelink, and immigration, please contact my office at (03) 0416 8690 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My staff will be more than happy to assist you.
Again, my warmest greetings for a joyful celebration of Indian Independence Day.