Prince Charles Pays Tribute to Indian Contribution

November 17, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu

Prince Charles has paid handsome tribute to the "remarkable contribution" the Asian, particularly the Indian community, has made to Britain.

Speaking at a special dinner hosted by him and the Duchess of Cornwall for nearly 200 guests at Windsor Castle to celebrate the "splendidly unstoppable" achievements they had made in recent years, Prince Charles hailed the success of Asian sports stars, TV shows and films such as 'East is East' and 'Bend It Like Beckham'.

Among the invited guests were comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar and his wife Meera Syal, cricketer Saj Mahmood, author Vikram Seth, newsreader Krishnan Guru Murthy and actor Art Malik.

During a speech to guests including Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, the Prince praised the social and economic contributions the Asian community had made to enrich Britain.