MEMBERS STATEMENTS – Tamil Senior Citizens Fellowship Victoria: silver jubilee – Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012
Posted on 02. Nov, 2012 in Speeches
Last Sunday I attended the silver jubilee celebration of Tamil Senior Citizens Fellowship Victoria in the Springvale town hall. Over the past 25 years the fellowship has achieved significant milestones in the provision of welfare services to the Tamil community. It has connected with the wider community and hence has contributed significantly to harmony in our multicultural society. Its silver jubilee celebration saw the presence of a long list of more than 10 federal, state and local politicians and other representatives, including federal MP Anna Burke; the Victorian Leader of the Opposition; a member for South‑Eastern Metropolitan Region in the other place, Lee Tarlamis; mayor of the City of Monash, Cr Stefanie Perri; mayor of the City of Greater Dandenong, Cr Youhorn Chea; and chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission, Mr Chin Tan.
The whole‑day event at the Springvale town hall involved traditional Tamil food and modern musical recitals and attracted more than 400 attendees of various ages and ethnic backgrounds. As the community group operates in my electorate I have had the honour of working with and providing assistance to the fellowship in my capacity throughout my years of service as a local member. I pay tribute to the members of the fellowship for their achievements and offer my congratulations to everyone involved with Tamil Senior Citizens Fellowship Victoria, especially its president, Nallaratnam Sivarasa, JP, on this very special milestone.