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Special Civic Reception & welcome to honour the Lord-Lieutenant

Birmingham: Special Civic Reception and welcome to honour the West Midland’s Lord-Lieutenant, Mr John Crabtree OBE & Mrs Diane Crabtree. The special ceremony took place at the Nishkam Center Soho Road Handsworth. The event was presided by Chairman, Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh OBE KSG. The theme of the event was ‘The Importance of Values Led Civic Regeneration From A Faith Perspective’. Representatives from a diverse range of communities were present, including different faith leaders, social activist, Councillors, businessmen and others The Speakers of the event included guest of honour Lord Lieutenant West Midlands who expressed his views about the real message of love, community engagement, social, education and social regeneration projects. They served food called Langar at the end. In attendance were Bishop of Birmingham David Andrew Urquhart, KCMG, Dr. Beverly Lindsay OBE OD Vice Lord-Lieutenant West Midlands and Representative of Her Majesty The Queen, Former Lord Lieutenant West Midlands Paul Chandrasekharan Sabapathy CVO CBE, Former Police officer Martin Burton MBE, Amrick Singh Ubhi Center Director Nishkam Group of Organizations, Professor Upkar Singh Pardesi OBE, PhD FCIM Vice Chair NCA, Dr Gopinder Kaur Sagoo NCA Trustee, Councillor Hendrina Quinnen, Davinder Prasad BOPA, Hamid Malik, Arvinder Jain (Faith leader of the Jain Community , former Chair of Birmingham Council of Faiths, member of SACRE , Yann Lovelock Hagley Parish council Network of Buddhist Organizations, Amrick Bhabra MBE, Toby Porter, Shenaz Sajjan, Council General of India Birmingham Dr Aman Puri and other. Report by S M IRFAN TAHIR Photojournalist / Member National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Great Britain.

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