When Indians make a name for themselves outside of our country one way or the another, it is natural that we are proud of their success. Recently one such moment occurred when a Scotland Yard’s first Indian-origin counter-terrorism chief Neil Basu won the Asian Achievers’ Award in the Uniformed and Civil Services category for his contribution to policing in the UK. Here is an inspiring story about his success.
Neil Basu is the head of the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Operations for Counter-Terrorism. On Sept.14, Basu received the honourable award. The event was organised by UK-based media house Asian Business Publications Limited (ABPL) Group.
According to India Times, Prime Minister Theresa May noted in London that “(British Asians) continue to excel across all spheres of society…I am determined to ensure the government looks more like the country it serves, and to see a new generation creating opportunities for people across the whole of the UK.”
The citation in the award described Basu’s job as “one of the toughest policing roles in the country” and praised his hard work and dedication in achieving such seniority within the force as the “first officer of Asian heritage to hold the post in the UK”.
Way to go!