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Diwali at Downing Street

Diwali at Downing Street

Diwali at Downing Street

Avtar Sandhu MBE attended a Diwali celebration on Tuesday 10th November 2015 at Downing Street. Each year, a variety of men and women from the Indian community are invited to meet with David Cameron in his home to mark the Indian Festival which celebrates lights victory over darkness. Av was invited along with his brother Rags Sandhu as well as close family friends Kewal and Tej Randeva.

Avtar and the other guests met the Prime Minister and listened to a speech whereby he thanked and acknowledged the contribution of the Indian community to Britain and its economy. David Cameron also noted the positives of those with an Indian background becoming active in politics with MP's such as Priti Patel becoming Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions.

Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister, was soon to visit the UK with David Cameron stating his pleasure at the visit and was looking forward to meeting the Indian PM.

Av Sandhu MBE stated, 'It is a privilege to be invited to 10 Downing Street to speak with David Cameron about Diwali and the Indian community. His words show that the Indian community are contributing to Britain in a way that is driving us forward. Being a local councillor and having my own business, it was a pleasure to be part of it.'

For more information on Avtar Sandhu MBE's visit to 10 Downing Street to mark Diwali, please get in touch.

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Mayor of Dartford 2014

Mayor of Dartford 2014

As of Wednesday the 7th May 2014, the new Mayor of Dartford is Councillor Avtar Singh Sandhu MBE. The Dartford raised Mayor has had a keen interest in politics since an early stage as his late father Darshan Singh Sandhu MBE was an influential character in both local and national politics, although not being an elected member or councillor himself.

Avtar has been a member of both Dartford Borough Council and Kent County Council, enjoying both roles immensely whilst canvassing to his local residents and building a strong relationship with them. Whilst building relationships with his local residents, the now Mayor of Dartford came across many worthwhile causes who are transforming the lives of Dartfordians.

Avtar is a local businessman who believes strongly in helping those in the Dartford Borough. He has set the bar high and will actively be fundraising for 31 different charities, groups and organisations who he believes make a real difference to all of the Dartford residents. As well as looking to help a staggering number of groups, Avtar is looking to raise a record breaking amount of money to ensure each organisation receives the funds they need. Cllr. Sandhu has been organising fundraising events in Dartford since he was 20 years of age and strives to bring the community of Dartford together by helping those who may be less fortunate than themselves.

If you wish to contact Avtar, please fill out the form here.

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday

On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour each year a two minutes silence is held to Deputy Mayor Dartford commemorate the time when, in 1918, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany in Compiegne, France to sanction a cease fire on the Western Front. On Monday 11th November 2013, Deputy Mayor of Dartford Avtar Sandhu MBE attended an Armistice Day 2 minutes silence at the memorial near Dartford Library.

Remembrance Sunday, held on the second Sunday of every November in the UK, is to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. So not only is the day to commemorate those who died in World War One who are remembered on Armistice Day, but every British service personnel who have served/are serving and may have lost their lives to protect the United Kingdom. On Sunday 10th November 2013, Deputy Mayor of Dartford Avtar Sandhu MBE attended 2 memorial services - one at the memorial in Dartford by the public library and the other at Stone Recreational Ground.

For more information on this, please contact Avtar Sandhu here.

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