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Leicester Remembers Merlyn Vaz

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Anjali Vaz, Claudio Ranieri and Keith Vaz MP during the ceremony

 

Leicester City Football Club Manager Claudio Ranieri Lights up Leicester’s Merlyn Vaz Tree…reports Asian Lite News

 

Anjali Vaz, Claudio Ranieri and Keith Vaz MP during the ceremony
Anjali Vaz, Claudio Ranieri and Keith Vaz MP during the ceremony

The Merlyn Vaz Tree is lit every year in memory of Merlyn Vaz, Leicester’s first female Asian Councillor and mother of Keith Vaz. 

Previous guest of honour have included Rev Jesse Jackson the Civil Rights Leader;  Indian Bollywood Star – Dharmendra, from BBC’s Eastenders, and Goodness Gracious  Me – Nina Wadia; from Coronation Street – Shobhna Gulati,  Local Boxing Champion Rendall Munroe and Bhasker Patel who plays Rishi Sharma in ITV’s programme “Emmerdale” to name a few.

Hampers distributed to nominated senior citizens of Leicester.

Keith Vaz utilised the ceremony to to wish “the whole of Leicester a very Merry Christmas”