Am­bas­sador stands proud

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - AUSTRALIA DAY 2016 -

BLACK­TOWN Coun­cil’s Aus­tralia Day am­bas­sador Ku­mud Merani’s mes­sage is sim­ple: stand to­gether and em­brace mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism.

The SBS ra­dio pro­ducer said she was thrilled to be part of Black­town’s cel­e­bra­tions be­cause it was such a mul­ti­cul­tural area.

“I’m a mi­grant who came here 30 years ago from In­dia be­cause Aus­tralia is a place where you could get a fair go,” Ms Merani said.

“In my role, it’s all about help­ing peo­ple as­sim­i­late into so­ci­ety and giv­ing them the tools so they are able to work hard.” The East­wood res­i­dent served as the Aus­tralia Day am­bas­sador for Bankstown and Ash­field in 2014 and 2015 re­spec­tively.

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