Saturday, April 20, 2024

Nominations open for Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals

Nominations open today for the 2024 Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals, honouring the unsung community heroes who work in the field of multiculturalism in NSW.

Submissions are also open for the 2024 Multicultural Honour Roll, giving posthumous recognition for significant achievements by members of NSW’s vast and diverse society.

“Right across NSW, there are unsung heroes working to make their communities better, and I want to bring their stories to the front and centre,” said NSW Premier, Chris Minns.

“These awards recognise not only the incredible leaders in NSW right now, but also those who have come before us, whose impact is still being felt decades later.

“I’m proud to endorse the awards this year and I encourage everyone in NSW to nominate a friend, family member or colleague.”

Medal recipients and Honour Roll inductees will be celebrated at a gala awards ceremony attended by hundreds of community members and cultural, faith and political leaders.

“As a migrant myself I can attest to the work done within and across volunteer communities by so many from a multicultural background who want nothing more than to see everyone thrive and reach their aspirational goals,” said Multicultural NSW Advisory Board chair emeritus Dr GK ‘Hari’ Harinath OAM.

There are 12 categories for the awards, including business, local government, not-for-profit and a special category to recognise the achievements of an outstanding and innovative language teacher who instils knowledge and a lifelong love of language and culture in students.

NSW Minister for Multiculturalism, Steve Kamper said multiculturalism binds communities and makes society more vibrant.

“Unfortunately, not everyone survives to see the impact they’ve had on the lives of those around them and the Honour Roll is an opportunity for us to thank their families for their work in uniting us in a common belief that everyone has something to contribute to our rich social fabric,” he said.

Nominations close on Thursday 7 September.

For further information on how to apply, visit The Premier’s Multicultural Community Medalslaunch on the Multicultural NSW website.

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