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Lucky Dhillon, London Popular radio personality


London, April 07, 2009
Gurmukh Singh

Popular radio personality Lucky Dhillon, a multiple-award winning broadcaster, with a media career spanning more than two decades was presented with her OBE (Order Of The British Empire) by British royal QUEEN ELIZABETH II on April 07, 2009. ...


UK NRI Broadcaster receives OBE award from Queen on April 7th

London, April 01, 2009
Gurmukh Singh

Lucky Dhillon, MBA, has been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire: Officer), 2009 for her services to radio broadcasting and to the media. The OBE Investiture ceremony will be held at Windsor Castle on Tuesday 7th April 2009 which will present an OBE honoury achievement to Lucky Dhillon presented by Queen Elizabeth II.

There will be a programme held at Ramagarhia Gurudwara, Sikh Temple, Woodland Avenue, Slough, Berkshire, London UK. SL1 3BU. On Tuesday 7th April 2009 At 3:00 pm.

In 2007 Lucky received the Media Professional of the Year Award from Cherie Blair at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards for her contribution to the Sikh Community in the UK and broadcasting. In 1996 Amrit Vela Radio was launched on Spectrum Radio with phenomenal success leading to an honorary degree from the University of East London.

Amrit Vela Radio was the first ever Sikh programme to transmit live every day from the Golden Temple in Amritsar in India. It also a registered charity and in 2005 Amrit Vela radio listeners raised thousands of pounds for Gurdwara Shaheedan Singha Singhian; the first gurdwara built in Lahore, Pakistan since 1947. It's now a hugely popular show throughout the Sikh Community worldwide and Sikhs in the UK, playing a mix of devotional Sikh music and prayer. Sikhism is recognised as the fifth largest religion in the world with over 23 million devotees worldwide.

There are laso other three NRIs who recived OBE (Order of the British Empire: Officer), 2009.

  • Dr Kuldip Kaur Bharj, Sen Lecturer in Midwifery and Lead Midwife for Educ, School of Healthcare, Leeds Univ. For serv Healthcare and to the commty in Leeds.
  • Uday Kumar Dholakia, For serv Business and to the commty in Leicestershire
  • Asha Khemka, Principal and Ch exec, West Nottinghamshire College. For serv Further Educ.

OBE (Order of the British Empire: Officer) is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority. It allows the recipient to use the title "Sir" (male) or "Dame" (female) before their first name.

OBE's motto is For God and the Empire.




Order of the British Empire: Officer (OBE)