We are honoured to announce that Meena Kumari has been awarded ‘Unsung Heroes in the Community Awards’ by High Sheriff of Leicestershire.
The role of the High Sheriff has been around for at least 1000 years; the High Sheriff used to be in charge of Law and Order. Today it is an independent, non-political, Royal appointment for one year. It is an entirely voluntary role. The role supports the criminal and legal justice system, police, emergency services, probation and prison services, charities and any agencies focused on crime prevention. It also supports the Voluntary and Community Sector and helps keep communities safe.
“Each High Sheriff brings their own unique stance and priorities to the role. My aim whilst I am in this role is to connect communities and make the role more visible, relevant and accessible to the diverse communities that I serve.
The aim of these awards is to recognise the unsung heroes who work hard behind the scenes but are rarely seen. It is the hard work of these individuals that I want to shine a light on.
The community awards reception will take place following a community festival and community cricket match at the home of Leicestershire County Cricket Club, the Upton Steel County Ground. The festival and match aim to bring communities together through sport and is a wonderful opportunity to bring about important connections between different people and different agencies from grass roots to the professional”
Mehmooda Duke MBE DL is the High Sheriff of the County and City of Leicestershire and Leicester from March 2022-March 2023.