Lord Navnit Dholakia wins the GG2 Hammer Award
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 24, 2011, 12:19
London: Lord Navnit Dholakia, leading NRI politician in the UK, has won the top honour at the GG2 Leadership Awards 2011 for his outstanding achievements.

Britain's Attorney General Dominic Grieve presented the GG2 (Garavi Gujarat) Hammer Award to Lord Dholakia during a ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel where Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was the chief guest.

Receiving the award, Dholakia, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, lauded the achievements of the Asian community and minority community from all walks of life in the UK.

Speaking briefly on the occasion, Clegg said he along with leaders of other parties in the UK strongly believed in multi-culturalism - universal respect for basic values, respect for law and liberty.

"Education remains the greatest key to progress and advancement," he said.

Other recipients of the awards were: Sargeant Dip Pun (GG2 Pride of Britain Award), Nina Wadia (GG2 Woman of the Year), Darra Singh, Chairman of the Riots Community and Victims Panel (GG2 Man of the Year), Nazia Parveen, Senior Reporter, Lancashire Evening Telegraph (GG2 Young Journalist of the Year), Atul Pathak (GG2 Social entrepreneur of the Year).

In a message, Prime Minister David Cameron said, "There is little doubt that Britain today is a far more diverse and tolerant society than it was a generation ago. As a country we have thankfully come a long way in the last fifty years and we now have some of the strongest equality legislation in Europe."

Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media & Marketing Group, organiser of the Awards, said "all the winners tonight exhibit some of the very best leadership."


First Published: Thursday, November 24, 2011, 11:55

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