Indian Spokesman Correspondent
MELBOURNE: An Indian (Punjabi) in Australia, Navjot Singh Randhawa has been declared the ‘Australian Taxi Driver of the year-2016’ by the Tourism department.
At a special ceremony, Randhawa has been honoured with a citation and $ 700 cash. Randhawa, who attended the ceremony with his life partner, donated the cash award to the South Australian Cancer Council.
As per procedure, clients nominate drivers for the award. Thereafter, Taxi Association finalise one person for the award by picking from top five nominations.
Randhawa, who hails from Fatehgarh Churian area in Gurdaspur district of Indian Punjab, had migrated to Australia several years ago. Like plenty of other Indians, he started driving taxi in India and his dedication for the profession was paid off.