Former Chair of Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District President, and ECCV Board Member Dr Sundram Sivamalai has been announced as the City of Ballarat’s 2021 Citizen of the Year at the Australia Day Awards.
Ballarat Citizen of the Year 2021 – Dr Sundram Sivamalai
Sundram Sivamalai had a professional life in nursing and nurse education, and at the same time as been a community advocate, mentor, inter-cultural facilitator and academic. He established the Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council which is the peak multicultural agency in the Central Highlands Grampians Region. This organisation partners with other community and cultural associations and members to actively promote multiculturalism, cultural diversity and the well-being of all migrant communities throughout the region. Sundram was awarded the Centenary Medal from the Commonwealth Government for his work with migrants.
A Ballarat local since 1988, Sundram and his wife Subrata raised their two children in here.
Dr Sundram Sivamalai previously resided in Shepparton and was Chair of the Shepparton Ethnic Council and District.