The Rouse Hill resident will be one of over 100 new Australians living in The Hills Shire who will be receiving their Australian Citizen certificate at Hills Shire Council on Australia Day.
There will be 32 Hawkesbury City residents receiving their Citizenship Certificates at a special ceremony on Australia Day at Don’t Worry Oval, Windsor.
Native plants from Council’s Hawkesbury Community Nursery will be presented to all new citizens and Ms Erin Wilkins will perform a Welcome to Country as part of the event.
Akshay and his wife are planning to go out for a nice brunch before the Hills Shire Council ceremony and will enjoy Australia Day festivities and fireworks before heading to a family dinner.
He says he has been waiting a long time to become an Australian citizen. “I feel extremely privileged that I will be getting (my) citizenship on Australia Day when the whole nation unites and celebrates this historic day with pride. I couldn’t be happier to celebrate this day along with my fellow citizens.”
He said he moved to Australia for many reasons: “It’s multicultural, where people respect each other’s culture and identity. It has work-life balance and amazing tolerable weather.”
Moving to the Hills from the Inner West was to be closer to family but also because: “it has great parks, some of the state’s best schools, diverse community and great transport connectivity to city and other places.”
Among those making the pledge on Australia Day in the Hills are citizens from China, Singapore, Nepal, Ireland, Malaysia, Lithuania, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, Pakistan, Egypt, Germany. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]