Actor Mammootty was recently honoured at the Australian National Parliament by the ‘Parliamentary Friends of India’ organizers. The event took place in Canberra and was marked by the launch of 10,000 personalized stamps featuring Mammootty’s face in collaboration with the Australia India Business Council. The launch was held at the Parliament House Hall.
The first stamp was handed over to Manpreet Vora, the Indian High Commissioner to Australia. The Prime Minister’s representative, Dr Andrew Charlton MP, who is also the Chairman of Parliamentary Friends of India, released the stamp. Dr. Charlton read out the Prime Minister’s congratulatory message on the occasion.
For those who are unaware, the ‘Parliamentary Friends of India’ is a committee comprising MPs from the Australian National Parliament, which aims to promote trade and cultural friendship between Australia and India. Dr Mammootty is considered the face of Indian culture, according to Andrew Charlton MP.
Andrew Charlton stated that by honouring Mammootty, they are paying tribute to the rich culture of India. The Indian High Commissioner to Australia, Manpreet Vora, highlighted that Mammootty’s contributions to his hometown community should serve as an example for every Indian celebrity.
The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Senator Murray Watt, commended the ‘Family Connect’ project initiated by Mammootty for the parents of the Indian diaspora residing in Australia. The Minister attended the event. Personalized stamps issued by the Australian Post Department have become available for purchase in the market starting today.