Australia is one of the most culturally diverse societies in the world, with various beliefs, cultures, lifestyles and values.

We are excited to remind you that celebrations of Victoria’s cultural diversity will be commencing on 18th of March and ending on 26 of March 2017. This celebration extends over one week and coincides with the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on the 21 st March, which is also known as “Harmony Day”.

Harmony Day, is a day of inclusion which promotes community harmony. A day where we recognise diversity and celebrate the many cultures that make our beautiful state of Victoria so vibrant. A day where ‘Everyone belongs.’ So on this day, I implore anyone reading this to sit down with someone you know and try to learn more about them as they must also learn more about you. Of course, as orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Day, tell everyone you know to wear something in orange! Indeed, this is a day to cherish, as we Australians are showing the rest of the world what makes us all special.

Panda is committed to striving for an inclusive and tolerant environment where everyone can accept each other for who they are without any second guesses. Cultural diversity and harmony is a common goal shared by everyone within the organisation.