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Dinner in aid of Centre for Social Justice

The British Asian Conservative Link recently held a dinner at the historic Carlton Club.

india Updated: Mar 31, 2006 19:25 IST
UK Bureau

The British Asian Conservative Link recently held a dinner at the historic Carlton Club in support of the initiative headed by The Rt Hon Iain Duncan-Smith MP and tor Social Justice.

Over 80 guests included Dominic Grieve MP, Shadow Attorney General and Mr Tariq Ghaffur, Assistant Police Commissioner.

The Centre for Social Justice is designed to help not only the under privileged section of our society but also the victims of drugs and crime.

The Rt Hon Iain Duncan-Smith MP made a video presentation highlighting the work of the Centre and also made a passionate speech conveying the message that we must all help the weaker sections of the community.

If not then we would be the losers in the end.  If helped, this section of society can actually contribute positively, but if left alone, it may actually work against the society in which we all live.
 
The Chairman of the BACL, Ranbir Suri presented Duncan-Smith with a cheque for £2500 from the BACL in support of The Centre.

Suri also praised the work that Duncan-Smith is involved in and went on to praise the way in which he has gone out of his way to engage British Asians into politics, the same aim for which Suri founded the BACL.
 
General Secretary of the BACL, Rami Ranger praised Suri for his vision when creating the BACL and thanked Duncan-Smith for changing the attitude of many and making the Conservative Party an inclusive Party. He also thanked Dominic Grieve MP for helping the Asian Community and bringing it closer to the Party.
 
Grieve then addressed the guests and praised the work of Duncan-Smith as a leader who brought him into the role of helping the community, a role that Grieve is still doing and very much enjoying.
 
Tariqe Ghaffur, Assistant Police Commissioner, talked about his new initiative, Operation Quadrant. It is designed to combat crime within the South Asian community settled in the UK.

He also went on to promote community policing in Britain, where the community is working in partnership with the police. He wishes to involve the Asian Organisations to become partners in the Quadrant so that it becomes a community led initiative.
 
Finally Veni Vaghela thanked the guests, the Chairman of the BACL, Suri and his executive team for their hard work. He also thanked The Rt Hon Iain Duncan-Smith MP, Dominic Grieve MP, Ghaffur and the management of the Carlton Club who had provided all with an excellent service and meal during the evening.