Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Ramanavami at Bhaktivedanta Manor

Bob was pleased to join in with the festivities for the very popular Ramanavami festival which were held at the Hare Krishna Temple (Bhaktivedanta Manor) in Hertfordshire. The event is a birthday celebration of the Hindu god, Lord Rama, and involves traditional dance and music, decorations, dramatic works, recitals and free prasadam (food) for attendees.

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Grand National Ladbrokes Charity Bet

Ladbrokes kindly invited Bob to visit a local shop in Wealdstone and place a free £50 charity bet on the Grand National, with the hope of any proceeds going to Bob's favoured charity, St Luke's Hospice. Sadly, his picks of Perfect Candidate and The Last Samuri didn't place. Perhaps next year!

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Telugu New Year Celebrations

Bob was happy to host an event to celebrate Telugu New Year, also known as Ugadi, in Parliament with the support of the Telugu NRI Forum, Inc. The festival is an important one for large parts of the Hindu diaspora as it marks the beginning of the Chaitra month in the Hindu calendar.

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Persian New Year Celebrations

As part of his efforts to support the important work of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the Anglo-Iranian community more generally, Bob has been active in calling for the UK Government to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation to curb Iran’s current malign influence in the Middle East. He also attended an event in Parliament to celebrate Nowruz, Persian New Year, hosted by the NCRI UK branch to reinforce his support on this issu...

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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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