I would like to wish all Muslims across NSW a Ramadan Mubarak as you observe Islam’s holiest month. Ramadan is an opportunity for Muslims to abstain, fast and perform charitable deeds.
The sacrifices we made last year, being physically apart and adapting traditions, not only saved lives, but have allowed us to once again come together with family and friends and give thanks for overcoming the challenges of the past year.
I am especially grateful to our religious leaders who adapted services to comply with public health advice, shared vital health messages and connected with communities online during this difficult time.
I take this opportunity to thank you for your support over the past year, and I look forward to once again joining you at Iftar dinners across this holy month.
I wish you all a rewarding and safe Ramadan
The Hon. Dr Geoff Lee MP
Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education
Minister for Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veteran
It is my privilege to offer my congratulations to the Indian Crescent Society of Australia (ICSOA) on their successful launch in 2016 and roll-out of their website in 2017.
The launch of this new organisation is an immense achievement and a testament to the dedication and resolve of all those involved. I offer my wholehearted congratulations to all who devoted their time and effort to this endeavour.
The ICSOA seeks to promote Indian heritage, culture and Urdu language and seeks to bring together the voices of the estimated 5000 Australian Indian Muslim families living in Australia.
ICSOA can be an exemplar of multicultural Australia, promoting understanding, harmony and community dialogue.
My electorate of Parramatta is one of the most diverse in the nation and I am proud to represent such a successful and dynamic area and to acknowledge the outstanding contribution that many Australian Indians have made in our community.
I look forward to hearing about the many successes and achievements by the ICSOA as the organisation grows in the future.
I once again congratulate the Indian Crescent Society of Australia on both their launch in 2016 and the successful rollout of their website in 2017. Yours sincerely
Dr Geoff Lee MP
Member for Parramatta