Australia Day Reception 2010

ABandPM150pixThe Buddhist Council of Western Australia on behalf of the WA Buddhist community wishes one and all a Happy Oz Day oi oi oi!

On the 21st of January the Buddhist community was represented at Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Australia Day Reception which was held at the Perth Town Hall.

About 350 local diginitaries and leaders of community were invited. The simple event featured an Aboriginal welcome by a leader of the Nyoongar people. In his speech the Prime Minister expressed his thanks to all on-profit NGO’s which provide physical, moral and spiritual help and guidance to the country.

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The BCWA were represented by Ven Ajahn Brahmavamso Thera (representing the Australian Sangha Association) and Dr Jake Mitra (representing the BCWA and FABC).