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Official opening of MDAA House at Granville Sydney by Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dr. Marie Bashir AC CVO Governor of New South Wales
Governor Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Marie Bashir
The official opening of Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW Inc was held at Granville Sydney on Wednesday, 9th April 2014. The official opening of MDAA House was held by Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Marie Bashir AC CVO Governor of New South Wales who attended the ceremony with her husband Sir Nicholas Shehadie Nancy Walker.Program of official opening was starts at 11:30am. After the Australian National Anthem.
Mrs. Samiha Makkouk
Master of Ceremony Mrs.Samiha Makkouk,Secretary of Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association (MDAA) welcomes all dignetries.She said I welcome Her Excellency Professor The Honorable Marie Bashir and her husband sir Nicholas Shehadie , all special guests , the ladies and gentlemen.
We are all gathered here to officially open our heritage building to serve and advocate on behalf of all people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse.
Today Granville Area is honored and proud to share this great event with the presence of Her Excellency Professor The Honorable Marie Bashir and Sir Nicholas Shehadie ,special guests and all ladies and gentlemen .
Welcome to Country Uncle Greg
I Now call upon Uncle Greg for the Welcome to Country. Uncle Greg is from the Darug Nation. The Darug Nation has 35 tribal groups and Uncle Greg is from the Gattagal tribe. Uncle Greg is also part of the Gundungurra people of the Blue Mountains.The Gundungurra people are known as the Water Dragon People.
Smoking Ceremony Uncle Wes
I Now call upon Uncle Wes to perform the smoking ceremony. Uncle Wes is a Bigambul man from the Gumeroy Nation. The Gumeroy people are from the New England area around Inverell. Their totem is the Koala Bear and the Blue Tongue Lizard.
Welcome and Address by the Chair of MDAA
I will Now call upon the Chairperson of MDAA Mrs. Zhila Hasanloo for the official welcome. Zhila is currently undertaking her PHD in the faculty of education and the social works at the university of Sydney
Message of Support Senator the Hon. Marise Payne
I Now call upon The Honourable Minister of Community Services in the
Commonwealth government Senator Marise Payne to provide words of support from
the Prime Minister”.
Message of Support The Honourable Barbara Perry
I Now call upon The Honourable Shadow Minister for Ageing and Disability in the NSW Government, Member of Auburn Mrs. Barbara Perry to provide words of support from the Leader of the Opposition The Honourable John Robertson.
Hon. Tony Issa, MP Granville speaking at the function of MDDA
Message of Support The Honourable Tony Essa
I Now call upon The Honourable Tony Essa, Member of Granville to provide words of support for MDDA House.
Keynote Address Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Marie Bashir AC CVO
Governor of New South Wales
Unveiling of Official Plaques
Presentation to Her Excellency and Sir Nicholas Shehadie Nancy Walker
Musical Rendition – Heal the World MDAA Choir
Special thanks to previous board and specially to Haj Riad Al Dhaibi for his great support and contribution
Lunch and Refreshments
Hon. Tony Issa MP, Governor NSW Her Excellency
Professor The Honourable Marie Bashir and Syed Zafar Hussain
Member of Auburn Hon. Barbara Perry, MC Mrs. Samiha Makkouk and Haji Riad Al-Dhaibi, Coordinator MDDA
Member of Auburn Hon. Barbara Perry, Mrs. Rubinah Ishaq and Member of Fairfield Hon. Guy Gaetano Zangari
Chairperson of MDAA Mrs. Zhila Hasanloo and other Ladies with Governor Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Marie Bashir
Hon. Tony Issa MP, Governor NSW Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Marie Bashir and Syed Zafar Hussain
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