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Mrs. Mala Mehta is the first Indian woman in Australia to be awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) on the Queen's Birthday Honors for service to the community for establishing the Hindi School; fostering interest in Indian culture and providing assistance to new migrants. She was nominated as the Indo-Australian Woman of the Year in 2012 by GOPIO and Hornsby Shire's International Woman of the Year in 2009.
Mrs. Mala Mehta was honored for her outstanding contributions in the field of education and community service and fostering friendly relation between India and Australia.