By Teju Chauhan, Melbourne
March 20: The Bhutanese Community in Australia (BCA) received the Harmony Day Award 2010 in Broadmeadows on yesterday at the Migrant Resource Centre North West.
The award offered for actively contributing on harmonization within the Bhutanese community and the wider Australian society.
Bhutanese from Albury, Wodonga and Melbourne staged traditional Dzongkha and Nepali dances during the event organized.
BCA also held interactions with chief commissioner and senior members of Victoria Police and other communities’ representatives.
“Harmony Day is a reminder for all Victorians to reaffirm the importance of tolerance, harmony and mutual respect.” Minister for Employment and Youth Affairs Jacinta Allan said.
Harmony Day falls on the same day as the United Nations’ International Day for the elimination of racial discrimination and is part of Celebrate our Cultural Diversity Week starting from March 17.