Kent-Based Police Officer Wins Uniformed & Civil Services Award At The 17th Asian Achievers Award

Monday, 25 September, 2017

Cressida Dick, Commissioner of MET Police, Kulbir Pasricha, Dr Merul Patel, Director, ABPL Group



Kent-based police officer Kulbir Pasricha won the Uniformed & Civil Services Award for her outstanding contributions to minority communities at the 17th annual Asian Achievers Awards on September 22nd, at a star-studded ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane.

Since joining the Kent Police force in 1998, Kulbir has worked as an Area Diversity Manager, making serious improvements in how the police engages with minority communities. She has worked as an Inspector for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, overseeing the practices of policing issues at a national level. Kulbir is also a philanthropist, and has created a positive legacy in the name of diversity.

The winners of the influential awards were celebrated amid an array of Bollywood stars, glittering celebrities and high profile dignitaries at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. Other winners include: Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar for International Personality of the Year (Male); Playwright Tanika Gupta MBE for Achievement in Media; Surinder Arora for Business Person of the Year; with the Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Lord Indarjit Singh CBE, for his immense achievements and contribution to harmonising race relations in Britain.

Hosted by Bollywood singer, actress and model, Raageshwari and former Eastenders star actor Nitin Ganatra, the awards saw over £155,000 raised for charity partner, Akshaya Patra, which works to eradicate classroom hunger and facilitate childhood education by serving freshly cooked, nourishing lunches to 1.6 million school children across India every day. The event also highlighted the great strides made in the fields of Media, Art and Culture.


  1. says: "It brings me great pleasure to congratulate all the winners, and of course the nominees, of the Asian Achievers Awards, in another outstanding year of celebrating excellence in our community. In the past 17 years that we have been holding our awards, South Asian achievement in Britain has evolved tremendously and we now have role models in every arena, who are inspirations for the generations who are to follow.”

Bhawini Singh, CEO Akshaya Patra said“‘Akshaya’ is unlimited and ‘Patra’ is path, the path that never runs out and that’s what we intend to do every day as we serve millions of meals a day”

Farhan Akhtar, winner of the International Personality of the Year Award, said: “Thank you very, very much for this award, it’s very kind.”  

Tanika Gupta MBE, winner of the Achievement in Media Award, said: “I just want to say thank you very much. What’s really important about this award and this evening, is that within the mainstream, people like myself – writers - don’t usually get recognized. So it’s fantastic to get this recognition from my community – finally.”

Since launching, The Asian Achievers Awards has helped to raise millions of pounds for various charities and this year, the chosen charity partner is the Akshaya Patra Foundation, which works to eradicate classroom hunger and facilitate childhood education by serving freshly cooked, nourishing lunches to 1.6 million school children across India every day. The Asian Achievers Awards is proud to announce EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, as its headline sponsor. Also sponsoring are Shanti Hospitality and Edwardian Hotels, with Colors TV on board as Media Partner.



Professional of the Year Fayyaz Afzal OBE

Sports Personality of the Year Sivakumar Ramasamy

Achievement in Arts & Culture Amrit Kaur Lohia

Achievement in Community Service Saba Nasim BEM

Uniformed & Civil services Kulbir Pasricha

Entrepreneur of the Year Gi Fernando MBE

Woman of the Year Jagdeep Rai

Achievement in Media Tanika Gupta MBE

Business Person of the Year Surinder Arora

Lifetime Achievement Award

Lord Indarjit Singh CBE

International Businessperson of the Year

Biren Sasmal

International Personality of the Year Farhan Akhtar

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