Indian-origin businessman Sunil Chopra has been elected because the mayor of London Borough of Southwark for the second time.
Delhi-born Chopra took the oath on Saturday at Southwark Cathedral, Montague Close in Central London. Chopra was the mayor of the London Borough of Southwark in 2014-2015, and deputy mayor in 2013-2014, the primary Indian-origin individual to carry the distinguished workplace within the Borough.
UK’s Labor Party has gained victory over the Liberal Democrats in London Bridge and West Bermondsey seats below Chopra’s management. These seats had been held by the opposition get together for many years. This victory is vital because the London Borough of Southwark Council has solely 2 per cent Indian-origin individuals.
Chopra entered UK politics in 2010 and was elected because the mayor of the London Borough of Southwark for the primary time in 2014. He has additionally served because the Deputy mayor 3 times. His political journey began lengthy earlier than that within the Nineteen Seventies in Delhi.
He turned the primary president of the College of Vocational Studies, Delhi University in 1972. While pursuing LL.B. in 1973-74, he held the place of Supreme Councillor at Delhi University. Later, he additionally turned NSUI (National Students Union of India) president for New Delhi.
Chopra has been dwelling in London for over 4 many years and is actively concerned in area people work. In 1979, after shifting to the UK, Chopra began a retail enterprise store that grew right into a wholesale enterprise of kids’s clothes and child merchandise.
Alongside, he took the chance to advertise Indian tradition by organizing cultural occasions and group work. He co-founded an organisation, the Southwark Hindu Centre, for the Indian Community within the space.
Chopra additionally envisions the strengthening of financial and cultural ties between the UK and India. He is eager to advertise Southwark domestically and globally, and is passionate to convey various communities collectively.
With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS