The Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia (MCCSA) today celebrates International Harmony Day.

Australia’s cultural diversity has been our source of strength and over the years we have welcomed people from all over the world to be part of this great nation. This year as part of our celebration of Harmony Day the MCCSA in collaboration with the Adelaide Central Market held a Harmony Day event on the 17th March at the Markets showcasing a range of ethnic musical performances. A snap shot of the event can be viewed on our website.

The Chairperson of the MCCSA Ms. Miriam Cocking said that “Harmony Day is a day to reflect on and embrace our cultural diversity which has made Australia rated amongst the best places to live in the world.”

“Australia acknowledges the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination by celebrating harmony day and prompting the values of inclusiveness within our diverse communities”.

“We are a proud nation of migrants where everyone is given a fair go, which is what is unique about our way of life as Australians.”

However Mrs. Cocking said “we should be vigilant in upholding these Australian values that has made our country an attractive place to live and work and not allow dissenting voices to deter the progress we have made so far.”

“Let’s look at all our achievements from being an inclusive society and work towards building a prosperous Australian society where each and every one will feel at home”.

The Multicultural Communities Council of SA is the peak organisation that efficiently services, innovatively empowers and strongly advocates for cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in South Australia.

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