Chairman Raj Haque decided that a Multi Faith Service was the ideal form of Civic Ceremony to officially recognise his year in office, which Ian and the MVDC team delivered in real style to the delight of the many faith leaders, civic dignitaries (below) and community members present.
Raj and Nasima invited Imam Joynal Ahmed (Epsom & Ewell Islamic Society); Martin O’Donovan (Chairman of Ashtead Churches Together); Rabbi Kath Vardi (North West Surrey Synagogue); David Savage (Humanists UK) and Meeta Joshi (Hindu Chaplain, University of Surrey) to speak, and all delivered consistent messages of unity. The Imam captured the spirit of the occasion perfectly by identifying the word PEACE (Positivity; Empathy; Appreciation; Communication; Equality) as the means to administer fair justice for all members of our community. A powerful thought indeed!
We were delighted to see Meeta’s daughter, Nishi, deliver another exquisite dance performance to round off the perfect ceremony: