Suella Braverman, Indian-origin UK minister wins first Queen Elizabeth II award

New Delhi: Indian-origin UK minister Suella Braverman has won the first Queen Elizabeth II Woman of the year award. The 42-year-old Indian-origin minister’s parents received the honour on her behalf during a ceremony in London on Friday, as per a report by The Mint.

“Our Queen Elizabeth II Woman of the Year Award winner sponsored by @AxiomDWFM is former Attorney General and new Home Secretary @SuellaBraverman. Her lovely parents Uma and Chris were there to collect on her behalf #20YearsOfAAA,” Asian Achievers Award tweeted.

South Asians currently hold executive positions in the UK’s corporate, civil society, and political spheres. These South Asians have received recognition for their outstanding accomplishments through the Asian Achievers Awards, which were founded in 2000.

Braverman expressed her gratitude for the honour and stated that the UK is the best place in the world for anyone to succeed, regardless of race or background.

Braverman showed her thanks for the honour by claiming that, regardless of race or ethnicity, the UK is the best country in the world for everyone.

She tweeted, “Honoured to receive this award. Thank you so much. This is the best country in the world for anyone, regardless of race or background, to achieve. Let’s keep working together to support everyone to realise their potential. And thanks for looking after mum and dad.”

This year, Braverman — a British attorney of Indian descent — replaced Priti Patel, another colleague of Indian descent, in the job of Home Secretary.

Suella Braverman was chosen by Liz Truss, the new British prime minister, to serve as her home secretary. From 2020 until 2022, Suella Braverman served as attorney general.

From January until November of last year, she served as the Department for Exiting the European Union’s Parliamentary Under Secretary of State.

In May 2015, Suella won the election to represent Fareham as a Conservative.


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