My experience at the House of Lords

Jaiveer Shah, 9 years Tuesday 23rd April 2019 08:47 EDT

On the 13th of April I and my family went to The House of Lords to commemorate the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre. I requested to my dad if I could attend this very commemorative event. He asked Lord Loomba and he said yes.

When we entered the House of Lords we had to go to the Cholmondeley room which was overlooking the River Thames. Whilst we were waiting for dinner we mingled with other guests over some refreshments. Whilst we were having our starters there was a line-up of 10 speakers including Her Excellency Ruchi Ghanashyam Indian High Commissioner.

They spoke about the tragic day of the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre which happened on the 13th of April 1919. I really enjoyed listening to all the speeches, but in particular I admired the Indian High Commissioner for her sober and articulated nature due to the current position she’s in.

I really wanted to come to this House of Lords event so I can meet lots of distinguished people and start networking.

It enabled me to learn the history of the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre and see what price India had to pay in its struggle for independence. I am proud to say that India is one of the fastest growing economies and the largest democracy in the world.

(9 year old Jaiveer, is the son of Nilesh Shah, Managing Director/Partner of Plurimi Wealth LLP)

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