An Australian citizen of Bhutanese origin, Parsuram Sharma Luitel, has bagged Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence for his outstanding serve to community.
The Victorian Government recognized more than 180 individuals and organizations for outstanding service to Victoria’s multicultural and wider community at a special ceremony held at Government House on Tuesday 21 September 2010.
The annual awards program was established in 2002 to recognise and reward the contributions of individuals and organisations that promote the social, economic and cultural benefits of Victoria’s multicultural community.
The event was hosted by Professor David de Kretser, AC, Governor of Victoria, and was attended by more than 500 members of Victoria’s multicultural and multifaith community.
The Governor and the Premier were joined by the Deputy Premier, Rob Hulls, the Minister Assisting the Premier on Multicultural Affairs, James Merlino, Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs, Liz Beattie MP and Victorian Chief Commissioner of Police, Simon Overland who presented more than 180 awards across eight categories.