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New Citizens Have Their Day

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-1/5 vc_col-md-1/5 vc_col-xs-1/5″][us_image image=”67173″ size=”thumbnail” align=”left” style=”circle” has_ratio=”1″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″ offset=”vc_col-lg-4/5 vc_col-md-4/5 vc_col-xs-4/5″][vc_column_text]By Bev Jordan[/vc_column_text][us_post_date][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]AKSHAY NANDA is a senior manager in IT and is looking forward to this Australia Day in particular having migrated from India in 2014.
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.

New Migrant The Hills Aksay. New Citizens Have Their DayHaweksbury’s new residents originate from Canada, Ukraine, The United Kingdom, Bangladesh, India, The Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, Venezuela, France, The Philippines and South Africa.

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.

Hawkesbury Citizenship Ceremony 2020 Australian Citizenship Is A Often A Family Event. New Citizens Have Their Day
Citizenship is often a family affair in the hawkesbury

Bev Jordan

Bev Jordan studied journalism at Harlow College in the UK.  She achieves a Diploma in Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. After migrating to Australia at the end of 1984, she took up a Senior Journalist position with Cumberland Newspapers, based on the Parramatta Advertiser. She has since worked on the Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and was a lecturer in Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney. Bev returned to Cumberland Newspapers (NewsLocal) and worked for 30 years covering all different mastheads, including Mosman Daily, Mount Druitt Standard and finally Hills Shire Times for the last 17 of those years. Bev’s passion has always been local community journalism.  She says “As a journalist, I have always seen it as my job to inform, inspire and involve.  I am a passionate advocate for organisations and people making a difference to the world around them. Connectedness is so important to the health of an individual but also to a community, no matter how small or large.

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