Council Welcomes New Australian Citizens

Published on 15 September 2023

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Council welcomed two new Australian citizens on Tuesday 12 September at a Citizenship Ceremony held in the Council Chamber.

Mayor Cr James Tehan officiated at the ceremony and congratulated Ajanthi Manivannan and Daarshinie Nadarajan on their commitment to being part of Australia’s future and for taking the final step in their journey to become Australian citizens.

“Our newest citizens represent a range of backgrounds reflective of our ever-diversifying multicultural community with conferees coming from different countries,” he said.

“Citizenship represents a commitment to Australia, the values we share, and our common future and it is an honour to be part of such a significant day for these residents who appreciate and value our society so much that they wish to make Australia their home.”

To commemorate their special day, each of the new citizens were presented with a certificate, a citizenship coin, and a native plant by Mayor Cr James Tehan.

Mansfield Shire Council conducts Citizenship Ceremonies on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs, welcoming more residents to Australia throughout every year.

Pictured L-R: Mayor Tehan, Ajanthi Manivannan and Daarshinie Nadarajan

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