SEVA Trust UK unites diverse communities to promote youth’s involvement in politics and public services….reports Asian Lite News
SEVA Trust UK, an international charitable organisation working for the betterment of education, health and environment celebrated its first birthday at Guru Nanak Sikh Temple Community Hall, Bedford.
To encourage the youths involvement in politics and community services, an interactive session was organised wherein two young BAME MPs Tanman Dhesi from Slough and Bedford MP Mohammad Yasin who have worked against all odds to be the face of these parlimentantry constituencies along with Anil Mehta a youth leader from India motivated the youths of diverse communities of Bedfordshire to actively participate in politics.
Mayor of Kemspton Cllr Velentine, former MP Patrick Hall, Counsellor from Indian High Commission DP Singh, senior councillors, heads of leading BAME communities and charity reps along with 250 participants had witnessed this historic event.
MP Yasin emphasised on youth involvement at grass roots level and requested the community leaders to encourage youth participation in public service to help them gaining practical experience.
MP Dhesi, one of the first turbaned parliamentarian said we all should be proud of our heritage and identity and should collectively work for community cohesion and an integrated progressive future.
A special invitee Anil Mehta, a youth leader from India encouraged the BAME youth to be the part of mainstream politics as youth is the backbone of any society. He highlighted the issue of religious radicalism as one of the barrier for BAME communities in the UK and other parts of the world.
Charan Sekhon, the founder chairman of SEVA Trust UK while welcoming the panellists along with other dignitaries highlighted the work of SEVA Trust UK in India and in Bedfordshire. He stressed the need for all BAME communities to work collectively to harness the young talent and prepare future leaders.
The contributions of the youths actively engaged in community services were recognised by SEVA Trust UK with special awards.
The key highlight of the evening was that the whole level was organised and managed by the BAME youth from SEVA Trust and NISAU (National Indian Students & Alumni Union).