I enjoyed a very warm welcome from so many friends and acquaintances at the annual Sikh Welfare Society Gala dinner, celebrating the philanthropy of many Sikh-run businesses across Ilford and Redbridge.

The inspiring work of the Welfare Society, both in Ilford and abroad, through the medical aid missions they have led, was celebrated as we heard from committee members, participants in their international work, and some internationally-renowned singers. Thanks to Zee TV and Panjab Radio for covering the event.