• Communities across the City are celebrating South Asian Heritage Month (18 July-17 August) 
  • BVSC hosted an online celebration event on 25 July 
  • 5 VCFSE organisations across the City told their stories of their organisation and communities they work with 

It’s South Asian Heritage Month (18 July – 17 August) and at BVSC we’ve been celebrating and raising awareness with organisations from across Birmingham’s Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector. 

Raising awareness of diverse communities across Birmingham is part of our action plan on VCFSE Race Equality: www.bvsc.org/vcfse-mris 

On Tuesday 25 July we were delighted to host an online South Asian Heritage Month celebration event chaired by Professor Upkar S. Pardesi OBE, Chair of the Nishkam Group of Charities. 

We heard from a wide range of speakers who told their story about their organisation and the communities they work with: 

  • Nishkam Group of Charities – Professor Upkar S. Pardesi OBE 
  • Midland Langar Seva Society (MLSS) - Sharon Bharaj 
  • Saathi House – Mashkura Begum 
  • Refugee and Migrant Centre (RMC) - Jahanara Begum 
  • SAMPAD - Sabra Khan 

We had a few fun quizzes so that those attending could learn more about South Asian countries, food and people. A few updates on funding and up-and-coming events were also shared. 

Sorry you missed out? 

Don’t worry – you can view the presentations on the BVSC website at: www.bvsc.org/vcfse-mris 

If you have something you would like to share – for example your organisation’s story, photos or recipes – during South Asian Heritage Month then please let us know as we will be sharing stories throughout the month. Please contact [email protected]  

And we hope to run further events for South Asian Heritage Month in the future – so please join us again next year! 

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