Dr. Prem Sharma OBE

Founder and Patron

Dr. Prem Sharma, OBE has worked tirelessly in providing a platform for the Asian people. He is a pioneer in many ways and took initiative in promoting young Asian people in many areas most notably in politics. The result of which you see today, a dinner, in honour of the first Asian Home Secretary of State Rt. Hon’ble Sajid Javid, MP and many other Asians who are now MP’s and Ministers.

Dr.Sharma was the first Asian to be elected Chairman of a Conservative Association, Area Chairman, National Executive Council and One Nation Forum (Campaign).

He is the founder of Conservative Parliamentary Friends of India and was a member of first Parliamentary delegation to India in 2003. He is currently Life President of  Conservative Party of Reading East.

Dr.Sharma is most notably known for fostering Peace and Harmony amongst various communities for over 4 decades. He has been recognised by HM The Queen for his outstanding work.

His focus is now on Peace promotion between communities and Nations.

In October 2017, The Royal Society of Medicine acknowledged Dr. Sharma’s contribution to Healthcare, community relations and Peace with a special inscription on the “Wall of Honour” in the central atrium of its building In Wimpole Street.

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The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP

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Member of Parliament for Chingford & Woodford Green
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Mr Rishi Sunak MP

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Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorks)

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He went to Winchester College and studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University (USA) where he studied for his MBA.

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Rishi is married with two young daughters.

Rt. Hon. Alok Sharma MP

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Mr Tom Tugendhat MBE MP

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Shailesh Vara MP

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Member of Parliament for North West Cambridgeshire
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Mr Anil Sharma

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