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OBE award conferred on Gurinder Chadha

Written by: Staff

London, June 17 (UNI) Acclaimed NRI filmmaker Gurinder Chadha has been honoured with the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's honours list, for her services to the British film industry.

City University director of human resources Sheila Gupta has been awarded the OBE for her services to higher education. Other Asians receiving the same recognition include Ms Sheila Ajantha Cheeroth GP, Limehouse, London, for services to refugee doctors and healthcare, Mr Satnam Singh Gill, principal, Working Men's College, London, for services to further education, Mr Saleem Asghar Kidwai, chief executive, Ethnic Business Support Programme, for services to diversity and to business in Wales, Mr Jafar Mirza, chairman of governors, Cambridge Regional College, in the field of education.

As a recognition for her services in the field of education, Preston Park Primary School deputy head teacher Ms Aruna Ajitsaria, Brent, has also been felicitated. Like wise, Mr Sudarshan Bhuhi for his work in the Asian community in East London, Mr Mohindra Dhall founder, Scottish Indian Arts Forum, for services to arts in Scotland, Mr Davinder Pangli head, consumer advice unit, Trading Standards, Warwickshire County Council, for services to the community in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Other personalities receiving the same same honour include Mr Dev Rattan Sharma, director, North West Kent Racial Equality Council for his contribution to the community in Kent, Mr Amarjit Somal, head, school of English for speakers of other languages, East Berkshire College, for his contribution in the field education and Mr Babulal Sudra for his outstanding services to the Gujarati community in Redbridge, London have been felicitated with the same awards.


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