Points Of Light Award
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron presented Arun Patel and Mayoor Patel with the Points of Light Award.
“Arun and Mayoor Patel have seen first-hand the huge impact polio has on a child’s life and they have dedicated their lives to helping to overcome the difficulties they face. By making sure children with polio have the same chance of finishing their education as other children, and helping them to gain vocational skills, they make a huge difference in their lives. Over 1,000 children have received support and education through Polio Children, and I am delighted to recognise Arun and Mayoor as Points of Light for all that they have achieved.”
Arun Patel BCAh
Mayoor Patel BCAo
Prime Minister of India Mr Narendra Modi tweeted, ‘Fantastic to see @Number10gov recognise Arun and Mayoor Patel @Polio_Children as today’s Points of Light award winners.’
13 November 2015
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron.
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British Citizens Award
Feb 03 2015
L to R: Some of Polio Children’s trustees, Mr Tajinder Singh Marway, Mr Dipak Tanna, Mayoor Patel and Arun Patel with his BCA medal at House of Lords.
L to R in the foreground: Baroness Cox of Queensbury, Arun Patel with his BCA medal, Mr. William Gore, Deputy Editor of the i Newspaper
The British Citizen Awards is a new recognition program for any individual who has made a meaningful impact on those around them. Nominees come from all corners of the UK, all cultural backgrounds, and from all sectors of the community.
Awards are given in the following categories: Service to Community; Service to Industry; Service to Arts; Service to Education; Service to Healthcare; Service to Business; Volunteering and Charitable Giving; and International Achievement.
At its inaugural award ceremony on January 29, 2015, twenty eight individuals were recognized for their contribution to society at the House of Lords.
Polio and Children in Need Founding trustee Mayoor Patel is honoured with British Citizen Award for International Achievement for (BCAo). Feb 23 2016
Mayoor - British Citizen's Award with Lord Dholakia (R)
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Audience with Indian Dignitaries
Polio and Childern in Need Charity Co-founder Arun Patel with Hon. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, former Vice-President of India (2002-07)
Former President of India Abdul Kalam, Arun Patel, and students
Asian Voice Charity Awards
In 2016 Polio Children was awarded the Asian Voice Charity Clarity award in the Fund Raising category at the London Hilton in Park Lane
Arun Patel was selected as one of the eight National torch bearers to light the torch for England at the 2012 Paralympics in London.