University Professor Appointed High Sheriff


Professor Surinder Sharma takes over as High Sheriff of Leicestershire . . . . reports Asian Lite News

Professor Surinder Sharma
Professor Surinder Sharma

Professor Surinder Sharma has been appointed as the new High Sheriff of Leicestershire. He would be assuming his role as the sheriff on the 8th of April 2016. With his appointment in this prestigious post he believes that he would be able to broaden his vision of cultural cohesion during his tenure. He currently holds the position of an honorary visiting fellow in the Department of Sociology, University of Leicester as well as the co-director of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement (DICE).

The Queen had appointed him as High Sheriff on the 5th of March 2016 and he would be taking up his duties from the 8th of April after the official handover ceremony that would take place in the Leicester Town Hall. He would be replacing former Sheriff, Gordon Author. His tenure would last for a year.

According to Professor Sharma, “It’s a real honour to nominated and chosen for the position of High Sheriff. It’s a role which goes back to Saxon times, so there’s a historical context to the appointment.”

The professor has many a dreams for the betterment of Leicestershire. For him, the role of the Sheriff comes with great responsibility towards the local people. Thus, he emphasizes on cooperation and coordination amongst the police forces. He also highlights the role of the charitable causes and fundraising for such charitable causes. He stresses on equality of opportunity among all and highlights on a cohesive society under his tenure.