A leading Indian-origin Labour MP has been chosen for the V K Krishna Menon Award 2010, for his outstanding contribution towards political, social and economic advancement of the deprived sections of the British community.
Announcing the award, Dr Cyriac, Maprayil, Director of the London-based V K Krishna Menon Institute, said the award would be presented to Virendra Sharma later in the year who will also deliver The V K Krishna Menon Memorial Lecture.
Dr Maprayil said, "Sharma is one of the earliest labour party activists in this country with a consistent record of service to the Labour Party and to the Asian Community.
"His large majority at the polls speaks for itself and the high esteem and respect in which he is held by his
constituents. He has brought dignity and self-respect to politics condemning opportunism, cynicism and self enrichment of many politicians at a time when we were beginning to lose faith in politics.
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