Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Sameer Pandey, who is also the first person of Indian origin to be elected to the post. He was first elected to City of Parramatta Council in September 2017, and elected as Deputy Lord Mayor in January 2022.
Cr Pandey is the first person of Indian origin to be elected as Lord Mayor in Australia.
In a candid and free-flowing conversation with Pallavi Jain, Cr Pandey spoke about the India diaspora, Australia India relationship and diversity in politics.
Sharing his feelings about the Indian Independence Day (15th August 1947) he also added that we must remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could have what we have today.
Watch Video: Lord Mayor of Parramatta Sameer Pandey speaks to Pallavi Jain