Chinese Lunar New Year
Ballarat Indian Association's best wishes for the Chinese New Year with good health, happiness and prosperity throughout 2021.
The Ox is the second of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Ox was about to be the first to arrive, but Rat tricked Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox. Thus, Ox became the second animal.
In Chinese culture, the Ox is a valued animal. Because of its role in agriculture, positive characteristics, such as being hardworking and honest, are attributed to it.
Ballarat Citizen of the Year
Congratulations to Dr Sundram Sivamalai as Ballarat Citizen of the Year. BRMC congratulates Sundram and the City of Ballarat on the excellent choice of Sundram, champion of diversity, health and kindness to all.
Sundram was a founding member and former Chairperson of BRMC. He continues to be an active member and advocate.
Times News Group article: https://timesnewsgroup.com.au/ballarat/news/aus-day-awards-2/
Dr Sundram Sivamalai (Photo credit: Adam Trafford, The Courier)
Taste the World in Ballarat
Overseas travel might be off the cards for a while yet but you can still take your tastebuds on a global food discovery at one of Ballarat's internationally-inspired restaurants and cafes.
Taste the world in Ballarat: www.visitballarat.com.au/stories/taste-world-ballarat