The inauguration ceremony of the newly completed Muhammadi Welfare Association (MWA) Community Centre in Kemps Creek, was held on Saturday 23 October 2021.
MWA is a not-for-profit organisation serving the large community in Sydney since 1989.
In 2013, a 22-acre block of land located at 81-89 Clifton Avenue, Kemps Creek NSW 2178 was acquired in order to construct a centre to cater for the growing needs of the community.
The event was attended by a large number of invited guests including politicians, community and interfaith leaders, business community and a number of diplomats.
The chief guest was The Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales who cut the ribbon to inaugurate the centre and addressed the guest present at the event.
Other eminent guests who joined the inauguration included:
- Clr Karen McKeown, Mayor Penrith City Council
- Mr Paul Gerard Lynch, MP
- Mr Shaoquett Moselmane, MP
- Mr Stephen Louis BALI, MP
- Mr Philip Ruddock, Mayor Hornsby Shire Council
- Mr Mohammad Ashraf, Consul General Pakistan in Sydney
On behalf of the hosts MWA office bearers addressed the audience including Dr Syed Haider Abbas Naqvi, President, Syed Abul Hassan Jafri General Secretary and Mir Hani Hussain Treasurer.
The program started with the recitation of Quran and Naat, speeches by guests and hosts followed by the ribbon cutting ceremony and a guided tour of the centre.