JAS committee member Taryn Khanam, is to be awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to diversity in government and the Bengali community in East London.
Taryn, CEO of BritBangla, an association that gives second and third generation Bengali professionals a platform to reflect their views and aspirations, was completely shocked to hear the news.
She said: “It was a lovely surprise to receive a letter form from the Prime Minister’s office. This is a huge honour to be recognised for the work that I do to support the community with the voluntary work I am involved in. I would really like to thank my colleagues who know just how passionate I am about this work and I am looking forward to receiving this honour.”
Taryn’s medal will be awarded during a medal award ceremony and invitation to the Queen’s Garden Tea Party next year.