Western Australia Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests John Castrilli
Perth Hosts World Reunion Of Anglo-Indians
Victor P Taffa
The State Government is proud to announce its support for the Eighth World Reunion of Anglo-Indians, which commences in Perth tomorrow.
Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister John Castrilli said the reunion, hosted by the Australian Anglo-Indian Association, was set to attract attendees from all over the world.
Previous reunions have been held in Perth in 1995, Britain, India, New Zealand and Canada.
“The event, which is held every three years, commemorates Anglo-Indians coming together to celebrate their heritage and culture.” Mr. Castrilli said.
“It also demonstrates the theme of the reunion, ‘We Are One Family’, which is based on the belief that, despite Anglo-Indians living in so many countries, they are one community.”
The term Anglo-Indian refers to a person who has mixed Indian and British Ancestry.
“Western Australia is the most culturally diverse State in Australia and has the highest proportion of people born overseas, with more than 200 cultural groups and nearly 300 languages.” the Minister said.
“Anglo-Indians have been in Australia since the 1940’s. The community has prospered in WA through very proactive members who are dedicated to helping people and making a contribution to the State.”
“West Australians of Anglo-Indian Ancestry has been successful across all walks of life, from Business to Sport to Public Service.” Mr. Castrilli said.
“I welcome and offer my best wishes to the Eighth World Reunion of Anglo-Indians attendees who have come to Perth and congratulate the Australian Anglo-Indian Association on their efforts in organising this event and their contribution to our State.” Mr. Castrilli said.
The reunion will be held from Saturday, September 25 to Saturday October 2.