Eastcote Residents Association are delighted to announce that our committee member Dr. Deesha Chadha has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday honours list.
The OBE has been awarded for services to faith communities in recognition of Deesha’s contribution to interfaith dialogue and harmony, exhibited through her work with Faiths Forum for London, and the Hindu Forum of Britain
Deesha said, “It is an honour to receive this title. Unfortunately, the significance of my efforts to unite communities was once again highlighted with police forces recording nearly three times more hate crime offences between January and March during the COVID-19 crisis, than that of the previous two years.”
“Now more than ever, we must come together. Only through our joint efforts, as a single humanity of all faiths and none, can we overcome the challenges of this virus. I urge everyone to show compassion during this time and offer their support to friends, neighbours and strangers. I point to the local humanitarian work of places of worship in Harrow and across the nation as an example to us all. We must provide support to everyone in need – compassion has no room for prejudice.”