DUBBO EMBRACES NEW CITIZENS AT CEREMONY
Thirty local residents this week became
Australian citizens in a special ceremony conducted Dubbo Regional Mayor
Councillor Ben Shields.
Councillor Shields said citizenship “demonstrates
your personal loyalty and commitment to Australia and its people”.
“These taking the pledge today have expressed a willingness
to share and support our democratic beliefs, respect our rights and liberties and
uphold and obey our laws,” said Councillor Shields. “We welcome them both as
Australian citizens and as member of the Dubbo community.”
Shields said the new citizens originally from China, Iran, United States,
Turkey, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Taiwan, Philippines added to the
diversity of Dubbo.
and Prabhjot Thind, originally from India, and their Australian-born daughter
Avneet were among the 28 to receive their citizenship certificate.
family moved to Dubbo three years ago after experiencing life in India.
Arshpreet and Prabhjot are both employed in hospitality and hope one day to
open their own business.
enjoy the country lifestyle of Dubbo and the city’s open spaces. “It’s our
community now,” they say after experiencing a friendly welcome to the region
from many helpful people.
be trying our best to do something really great as Australian citizens,” they
Avneet, 5, is looking forward to commencing school as an Australia citizen next
Last Edited: 07 Nov 2019