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Indian community in UK playing significant role, says Navtej Sarna

Indian High Commissioner to UK Navtej Sarna

London, Sep 16 (UITV)- Speaking at the event where three Indian-origin businessmen were honored for their contribution to society, Indian High Commissioner to UK Navtej Sarna hailed the contribution of Indian community in UK.

Though Indian community accounts for 2 per cent of the population it contribute six per cent to the country’s GDP, Sarna said adding, “India is the third largest investor in the UK and one of the major creators of jobs in the UK,”

Complimenting the 1.5 million strong Indian community for their positive contribution to the British society, he said they are the “major factor” in strengthening India-UK relations.

Dr Rami Ranger, a leading businessman who is the winner of the Queen’s award eight times – Six times for Business and twice personally for services to British business and British Asian community, received a shield in recognition of his services to the community and business.

The others, who were honored at the Annual Dinner of Friends Circle International at the Radisson Portman Hotel, were Krishan Ralleigh, Chief Editor of India Link International, a magazine he founded in 1993 and Atul Pathak, one of the UK’s most successful franchise entrepreneurs running twenty-nine McDonald’s restaurants across London.

“The Indian community here is a major factor in India-UK relations. The Indian community has also made its presence in politics with his representation in the House of Commons and House of Lords,” the Indian High Commissioner said.