The New Year Honours list 2015

Tuesday 30th December 2014 15:29 EST

Proving that age isn’t a barrier to outstanding accomplishments, a British Empire Medal (BEM) is recommended for 103 year old runner Fauja Singh. He is a keen charity supporter and champion for Age UK, and is widely recognised as the oldest marathon runner in the world.
Also Meera Syal has received a Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to drama and literature.
See page 8 for the full list of the 36 Asians in this year’s list.

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire
- Ms Shakuntala Michaela GHOSH: For services to Venture Philanthropy and the Voluntary Sector particularly Homeless and Disadvantaged Young People. (London)
- Miss Adeeba MALIK, MBE: Deputy Chief Executive, QED-UK. For services to Interfaith and Community Cohesion. (Bradford, West Yorkshire)
- Ms Uma MEHTA: Chief Community Services Lawyer, London Borough of Islington. For services to Children. (Billericay, Essex)
- Ms Meera SYAL, MBE: Actress and Author. For services to Drama and Literature. (London)
Officers of the Order of the British Empire
- Dr Mohinder Singh AHLUWALIA and Bhai Sahib Mohander Singh: For services to Interfaith and Community Cohesion. (West Bromwich, West Midlands)
- Gulfaraz AHMED: Headteacher, Parkinson Lane Primary School, Halifax. For services to Education. (Huddersfield, West Yorkshire)
- Dr Roshan MAINI: For services to the Life Sciences Industry. (Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire)
- Ms Sajda MUGHAL: For services to Community Cohesion and Interfaith Dialogue. (London)
- Professor Venugopal Karunakaran NAIR: Head of Avian Viral Diseases Programme, Pirbright Institute. For services to Science. (Kidlington, Oxfordshire)
- Professor Dilip NATHWANI: Director of Medical Education, NHS Scotland. For services to Treatment of Infectious Diseases. (Carnoustie, Angus)
- Surat Singh SANGHA: Managing Director, Asiana Ltd. For services to Entrepreneurship. (Nottinghamshire)
- Jatinder Kumar SHARMA: Principal and Chief Executive, Walsall College. For services to Further Education. (Wolverhampton, West Midlands)
- Professor Iram SIRAJ: Professor of Early Childhood Education, Institute of Education, University of, London. For services to Education. (Stapleford, Cambridgeshire)
Members of the Order of the British Empire
- Ms Shabana Iltaf ABASI: Head of Service, Cafcass Greater Manchester. For services to Children in Greater Manchester. (Cheadle, Greater Manchester)
- Waqar Afzal AHMED: Prevent Manager, Birmingham City Council. For services to Challenging Extremism and Empowering Communities. (Dudley, West Midlands)
- Shahnaz, Mrs AKHTAR: Foster Carer, Slough. For services to Children and Families. (Slough, Berkshire)
- Ulfat Shahin, Mrs ASHRAF: Muslim Chaplain, Birmingham. For services to Interfaith and Community Cohesion. (Birmingham, West Midlands)
- Hasan BAKHSHI: Director, Creative Economy in Policy and Research, Nesta. For services to the Creative Industries. (London)
- Ahmed BASHIR: Head, Operations and Finance Business Partner, Marketing, UK Trade and Investment. For services to Equality in the Public Sector. (Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire)
- Subhash Chander CHAUDHARY: Mammalian Cell Culture Venture Leader, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies. For services to Biotechnology Manufacture in North East England. (Darlington, Durham)
- Miss Daksha DABASIA: Senior Project Manager, Business Improvement and Compliance Team, Crown Prosecution Service, London. For services to Law and Order, particularly Digital Working. (London)
- Surinder Kaur, Mrs GHURA: For services to Interfaith Understanding and to the community in Newcastle upon Tyne. (Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear)
- Gurmel Singh KANDOLA: Chief Executive, National Sikh Museum, Derby. For services to the community. (London)
- Abdul Razaq KHAN: Foster Carer, Slough. For services to Children and Families. (Slough, Berkshire)
- Surinder Pal Singh KHURANA: For services to the community in North East Lincolnshire. (Grimsby, Lincolnshire)
- Ms Vanita PARTI: Founder, Blink Brow Bar. For services to the Beauty Industry and to Street Children in India through Butterflies. (London)
- Ushma, Mrs PATEL: Diary Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government. For services to Public Administration and to the community through the Dharmaj Society of London. (Farnborough, Hampshire)
- Mohammad Aslam RASHUD: Headteacher, John Summers High School, Flintshire. For services to Education in Wales. (Warrington, Cheshire)
- Mohammed Kabir UDDIN: Imam, HMP Wormwood Scrubs. For services to HM Prison Service. (London)
- Muhammad ZAHUR: For services to the Pakistani community in Sheffield. (Sheffield, South Yorkshire)
Medallist of the Order of the British Empire
- Mohammed Amal EL-HAJJI and Kamal El-Hajji : Front of House Security Manager, Ministry of Justice Headquarters. For services to the Ministry of Justice. (Buckhurst Hill, Essex)
- Ms Effat RAHIMI-KALOUJEH: SIMS Operational Manager (Inclusion), Westminster Academy, London. For services to Education. (London)
- Dr Shazad SALEEM: Dentist, Manchester. For services to Dentistry. (Cheadle, Greater Manchester)
- Fauja SINGH: Marathon Runner. For services to Sport and charity. (London)
Order of the British Empire
- Dr Babu Mizanur RAHMAN: United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia, Mogadishu, Somalia. For services to peace building and conflict prevention in Somalia
- El Khidir DALOUM: Former Regional Director for Latin American, Caribbean and Middle East, Save the Children. For services to the protection of children in Africa

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