Our amaz­ing day

OTHER CUL­TURES ARE VAL­UED

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - FRONT PAGE - Ali­son Bald­ing

Fam­i­lies from the Amaz­ing Fam­ily Day Care at Mt Druitt will cel­e­brate Aus­tralia Day by em­brac­ing their di­ver­sity.

OP­POR­TU­NITY lured Bangladesh na­tion­als and hus­band and wife Sham­ina Mizan and Muhammed Hos­sain to Aus­tralia five years ago.

But they now credit the peo­ple and en­vi­ron­ment for mak­ing them want to stay.

The cou­ple, of Mt Druitt, will make it of­fi­cial when they are sworn in as new cit­i­zens on Aus­tralia Day.

“We love the cul­ture, the qual­ity of life and the peo­ple here,” Mr Hos­sain said.

“The main thing is the peo­ple value other cul­tures, so we can en­joy the many cul­tures here and our cul­ture as well.”

He said he and his wife had vis­ited al­most ev­ery Aus­tralian state and ter­ri­tory, in­clud­ing Western Aus­tralia where daugh­ter Nu­saibah Mubashir was born.

“We do miss our fam­ily in Bangladesh but they come to visit and I have some fam­ily here as well,” Mr Hos­sain said.

What he did not miss was the roads and busy traf­fic in Bangladesh.

“There is no speed limit in Ban­galdesh but you can’t go very fast be­cause the road is so congested,” Mr Hos­sain said.

Pic­ture: DAVID SWIFT

Mt Druitt’s Foata Fale­moe with her chil­dren Yolanda, Taitoe, Ulata and Levi Jr.

Pic­ture: DAVID SWIFT

Proud to be­come Aussies on Aus­tralia Day: Sham­ina Mizan and Muhammed Hos­sain, orig­i­nally from Bangladesh, with daugh­ter Nu­saibah Mubashir, 3.

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