Davinder Prasad

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“Davinder Prasad is an alumni of Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) & Indian Railways Institute (Jamalpur) from India where he graduated in Mechanical Engineering. He served as a Divisional Mechanical Engineer in Indian Railways before he arrived in UK to undertake Postgraduate qualifications in Management Studies. He has worked in Coventry with NP Aerospace Ltd in various management positions including Laboratory Manager and recently retired from Morgan Composites & Defence Systems as head of the Environment, Health & Safety.

He was a member of Management Board of Coventry Voluntary Services Council in early eighties and also served as a member of Racial Equality Council in Coventry for many years. . He has also organised many fund raising events over the years and raised money for various disasters and natural calamities e.g. Gujrat Earthquake appeal in 2001, Indian Tsunami in 2004, Maharshtra Floods in 2005 etc. He was also a member of Executive Committee of Indian Overseas Congress for many years and organised several Cultural events in Coventry. One of his important contribution to community life of Coventry Asians was in eighties when he was one of the founders of an important organisation called “Coventry Indian Community” that brought various Asian community groups together and held joint cultural events . He is a member of Lions Club of Coventry, Mercia. His passion for British identity, integration of young British Asians into main stream British community, social cohesion and peace has inspired him to join others to form BOPA and he has been General Secretary since its formation in 2012.”

Message for Carnatic Choir: I attended the launch of Carnatic Choir and I strongly feel that this organisation will bring the music and performing arts from India into the Community of British Asians in Midlands. BOPA will be very supportive to the work of Carnatic Choir and give opportunities to its performers in the events that BOPA organises in the future. We’ll look forward to work in partnership with Carnatic Choir.