MELBOURNE, 18 May 2022: PM Scott Morrison is leaving no stone unturned to woo multicultural communities for their vital votes on 21 May. The fast-growing Indian/South Asian community including the Indian Sikh community has votes across Australia and Victoria is no exception. The Officer Sikh Temple (Gurudwara) – Siri Guru Nanak Darbar has now received a major boost with Federal Member for La Trobe, Jason Wood MP announcing a $500,000 in Federal funding pledge for vital security upgrades.
A media release from Minister Jason Wood’s office says, ” The funding will ensure that Siri Guru Nanak Darbar is safer for all users, by upgrading new lighting, fencing, ensuring there is CCTV, and improving overall accessibility.”
Alex Hawke, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs and Jason Wood, Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs and MP for La Trobe joined the event, apart from PM Scott Morrison.
Community spokesperson Harpreet S Kandra welcomed the visitors to the less than 3.5 years old ‘youngest Gurdwara in Victoria’. He spoke of the several social cohesion and community wellbeing activities organized by the temple.
The visitors were excited to visit the temple kitchen where the PM had a go at making ‘Roti'(Indian bread).