Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Indian APPGs Reception

The High Commissioner of India, His Excellency Mr Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, kindly hosted a reception at the High Commission for India-related All Party Parliamentary Groups and Bob attended as Chair of the APPG for British Hindus, Co-Chair of the APPG for Indian Traditional Sciences and Vice Chair for the Indo-British APPG. Discussions were largely around the latter APPG's recent visit to India where they were able to meet with the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.

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World Water Day 2017

The Sanskriti Centre for Cultural Excellence held an event in Parliament, which Bob was happy to host, to commemorate World Water Day. Today, 1.8 billion people use a contaminated source of drinking water, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. Attending at Bob's invitation was the Rt Hon Priti Patel, Secretary of State for International Development, who came to support the event and speak about how the UK is helping to facilitate clean drinking water in devel...

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Priestmead School Grand Opening

Building and enabling works for a new building for Priestmead School, funded under the PSBP (Priority Schools Building Programme), began in November 2015. Bob was delighted to be invited to the Grand Opening of the much anticipated purpose buillt 3 storey building providing larger classrooms and a community hall. Funding will also provide 210 new school places, with the school anticipated to increase its intake to around 900 by 2020.

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Holi Festival at Harrow Civic Centre

The International Siddhashram Shakti Centre (ISSC) hosted a wonderful Holi festival event at Harrow Civil Centre and Bob was pleased to take part alongside Mayor Rekha Shah. Thousands gathered to mark the traditional Hindu festival of colours, with more than 1000 people taking part in activities including face painting and dancing round a campfire to traditional music.

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The Great British Tea Party Launch

Bob hosted event to launch The Great British Chai Party, an initiative to address loneliness in the elderly population, as part of International Women’s Day celebrations in Parliament. The event was organised by Sushma Bhanot and Ravi Bhanot, Directors of Coolherbals and he was joined by Baroness Jenkin of Kennington, Co-founder of Women2Win, Baroness Sandip Verma, former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development and Ministerial Champion for tackling Violence Against...

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Celebrating 25 Years of Chiropractic Clinics in the UK

Bob hosted a celebration of 25 years of Chiropractic Clinics in the UK, which was organised by Dr. Lalit Sodha and his team in the presence of long standing supporters, patients and dignitaries at the House of Commons. It was attended by dignitaries including Conservative Peer Lord Jitesh Gadhia, President of the British Chiropractic Association, Dr Matthew Bennett, Vice President of United Chiropractic Association Dr Paul McCrossin, CEO of the British Chiropractic Association, Satjit Singh and ...

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Centenary of The Rotary Foundation

Bob was pleased to host a reception to mark the Centanary of The Rotary Foundation, which is an initiative dedicated to the global eradication of polio. It was named the 2016 Outstanding Foundation in the world by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and Rotary has contributed more than $1.9 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than two billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Today polio is on the verge of becoming only the second human dise...

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Bordars Walk Interim Accomodation Project

Ealing Council has formed a partnership with QED Sustainable Urban Developments Ltd to create 34 new accommodation units for local people in urgent housing need and they invited Bob to see the project first hand. The development provides studio, 1 and 2 bedroom emergency accomodation, built out of shipping containers, that can be used by the council to house homeless families and vulnerable people temporarily while more permanent accomodation solutions are found for them. In 2014/15, London coun...

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