Indian-Australian Seema Keezhil has been recognised for her work in the community at the annual Governor’s Multicultural Awards
An unsung hero for all things Indian over the past 30 years, Seema Keezhil was recognised for her diverse work in the community at awards ceremony hosted by His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO, Governor of South Australia, at Government House on Tuesday 22 March.
Seema Keezhil stood alongside fellow Adelaidean Megan Lamb as Individual Joint Winners of the South Australian Governor’s Multicultural Award for the Community Sector.
Seema’s activities cover the gamut from organising festivals, teaching Hindi, collaborating on crime prevention with the SA Police to Bollywood singing!
Seema is also a recent addition to the Governor’s Women’s Honour roll.
The Governor’s Multicultural Awards are a celebration of South Australia’s cultural diversity.
Multicultural Affairs Minister Zoe Bettison congratulated the 28 finalists and 14 winners recognised at the Awards.
“The Governor’s Multicultural Awards recognise those who promote multiculturalism and increase community understanding of the benefits of cultural diversity,” Ms Bettison said.
“This annual celebration is an opportunity to thank the people who demonstrate such wonderful generosity, passion and dedication through their contributions to our culturally diverse society.”
More than 400 guests attended the celebrations.
Governor Hieu Van Le said the many events and festivals in South Australia are testament to the cultural diversity and harmony of the state and an opportunity to showcase the experiences of citizens.
“It is important we continue to progress our multicultural journey and learn more about each other, and share our experiences, to build on our tolerant and cohesive society,” he said.