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March 21 marked Harmony Day, a day to celebrate cultural diversity and promote the fact that everyone belongs.
Australia's national identity is a multicultural one. Around 45% of Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent who was. On top of that more than 7.5 million people have migrated to Australia since 1945 alone per the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
To commemorate the importance of diversity, numerous events were held across the country and the Parkes TAFE was no exception.
The students studying Community Services Certificate III hosted a special morning tea for the community. Over 50 people came to the event from all walks of life.
One student, Hollie McCreadie was especially happy with the turnout.
"We had Aboriginal, Italian, African, Spanish and Chinese community members attend, it was outstanding to see such diversity. That's what Harmony Day is all about," she told the Champion Post.
The students even made sure the food served was from a wide range including Chinese, Dutch and Russian.
"Overall the event was just simply amazing and we'd like to thank those who came and helped celebrate such a meaningful day," McCreadie said.