An Indian Origin community campaigner Muna Chauhan (46) in the UK has been bestowed with “Point of Light” by British Prime Minister David Cameron for her work towards young people and women from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
- Muna Chauhan recognised as the UK’s 387th Point of Light.
About Muna Chauhan
Muna Chauhan was recognised for her work as a children’s charity fundraiser and for empowering women and young people to get involved with their community as volunteers.
- She devotes her time to a number of causes including Hindu Council UK, Coventry Interfaith Network and other local, national and International charities.
- In 2009, an initiative was set up by Muna to help women from Hindu, Indian and wider BAME communities.
- Ms Chauhan has helped to raise over £5 million pounds for various international development charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and volunteered for other community organisations such as Myton Hospice and the British Heart Foundation.
About Points of Light
The award has been developed in partnership with the hugely successful Points of Light programme in the US. It honours outstanding examples of individual volunteering across the US and the UK.
- The award was established in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush in USA.
- UK’s Points of Light was established in partnership with the US programme in April 2014.