Three women from the Midlands were today honoured for their achievements at the ‘Carnatic Culture’ music festival in Birmingham.
The awards were given out as a part of the Birmingham Thyagaraja Festival, an annual event which brings to life the tunes and teachings of Thyagaraja, also known as the singing saint.
Trophies were presented to :
Deirdre Kelly - she set up the Liver Unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in 1989
Ann Evelyn Lucas OBE - Coventry City Council’s first female leader
Narinder Kaur Kooner - a human rights and community engagement activist
The event was organised by Shruthi UK, a Solihull-based South Asian arts and culture organisation which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.