Eleven recipients have been recognised at this year’s Western Australian Multicultural Awards for their outstanding work in advancing multiculturalism in Western Australia.
The Western Australian Multicultural Awards is the premier event for Harmony Week, which runs from March 15 to 21 and is an opportunity to experience, explore and appreciate WA’s wealth of cultural, religious, linguistic and ethnic diversity.
More than 200 community leaders attended the gala ceremony held at Optus Stadium to celebrate the many achievements of the winners across a number of sectors.
The award winners are:
Local Government Award: Shire of Katanning
Multicultural Youth Award: Asung Rathin
Communications Award: West Australasian Media Network
Business Award: illuminance Solutions
Community Organisation Award: MercyCare
CaLD Community Organisation Award: Ishar Women’s Health Services
Judges Choice Award: Salem Askari
Outstanding Individual Achievement Award: Dr Abdullah Khan
Minister’s Award for Distinguished Service: Russell Raymond OAM and Olga Ramasamy OAM (joint winners)
Laksiri Jayasuriya Lifetime Community Service Award: Ramdas Sankaran OAM
You can read more about the achievements of the 2021 award recipients at Western Australian Multicultural Awards.