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If Mr Colin Hall is 552nd Lord Mayor, the story of a determined 550th Lord Mayor is not only a highly inspirational story but has Indian link too.
This town has many many immigrants and we talk about one determined, brave lady who landed in this place 40 years ago on one cold day as a bride, from Jullandhur in
Her husband had arrived six years before to work. She came here at a time when the tolerance level for immigrants was very low. Idi Amin had ousted thousands of people from
and they were looking for a living everywhere they can. Uganda
The city council those days was so much against receiving the immigrants that it placed and advertisement in the Uganda Argus, the govt. owned news paper that housing and schooling was already under stress and strain and, therefore, “In your own interests and those of your family you should not come to
What a welcome scenario to land up in distant land to settle down!
The lady was a post graduate and was soon fed up in
Leicester. She and her husband – who worked hard could not afford heating in severe winter. She called up her grandfather one day, unable to bear it & in deep frustration, to say that she wants to come back to . India
The grand old man knew his daughter well. He said, I have given you education and you should use it now. This is your new home. And he almost hung up.
She tried to teach in primary school and even developed new curriculum for highly diverse & multi-cultural student groups. In return , she was snubbed by the school principal rather than encouraging her. Her husband’s short and sweet advice was that she should enter politics.