North Gazette News/ Shimla
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has given best wishes to people of Australia on Australia Day.
“Best wishes to people of Australia on Australia Day! Will always cherish the warmth of the people of Australia during my visit last November”, the Prime Minister said.
This Day is celebrated on January 26 and commemorates the establishment of the first European settlement at Port Jackson, now part of Sydney, in 1788.Australia Day is a public holiday in all states. On this day in 1788, the First Fleet of 11 ships from Great Britain arrived at Port Jackson, which now forms Sydney Harbour.
Australians on this day show their respect to country and Australian of the Year Awards are also presented. These awards are presented to Australians who have made an outstanding contribution to their country or community.