Greek Australians included in Australia Day representatives

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Three prominent Greek Australians make up part of the new Australia Day Committee (Victoria), officially launched this week by Multicultural Arts Victoria Chair Stefan Romaniw and Victorian premier Ted Baillieu. George Donikian, Mike Zafiropoulos and George Lekakis have been admitted as Victoria’s 2013 Australia Day Ambassadors representing the Greek Australian community as part of the multicultural and diverse state of Victoria. Mr Baillieu said the new committee will bring creative energy into celebrating what makes Australia great. He emphasised liberty, freedom and aspiration as pillars in the formation of Australia. “What separates Australia Day from other national days is the fact that Australians are at liberty to do what they want to do, to do what they love to do, and that liberty is embedded in the history of this country”, Mr Baillieu said at a reception for Victoria’s 2013 Australia Day Ambassadors at RACV. Chair Stefan Romaniw said the committee would focus on celebrating the youth and diversity which makes Victoria unique. “Our State is a youthful, multicultural and harmonious society which enjoys the benefits of mutual respect between all people, it’s the envy of the world and it needs to be celebrated” Mr Romaniw said.last_img

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