Our member Dr Ramesh Pattni was awarded an OBE by the Duke of Cambridge during a ceremony at Windsor Castle.
Ramesh says he's honoured to receive the aware for services to interfaith relations and the Hindu community in the UK.
He was named in the Queen’s New Year Honours list in 2020 but the presentation was delayed by the pandemic until November 2021.
Ramesh said: “I believe this honour is for the whole of the Hindu community. I proudly acknowledge the support of my entire family in the work I have been involved and thank them for their continued support and encouragement for this work.
“I dedicate this honour to all those who have supported me and my guides and mentors who have helped me in interfaith and community work.”
Ramesh founded the Hindu Christian Forum UK and is a former trustee of the Interfaith Network UK. He’s also worked as an advisor for the Hindu Help Hub, which he said was particularly active during the pandemic, and provided services to vulnerable and isolated people.
“I never anticipated my rewarding career would be topped by an MBE”
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