New Mayor of Harrow 'honoured' by role

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The new Mayor of Harrow says he hopes to bring the communities of the borough together during year in office.

Cllr Ajay Maru became the first Gujarati mayor of the borough at a meeting of Harrow Council last week and has already carried out his first mayoral visits.

The 48-year-old said: "I am honoured to take on this role as Mayor and I am committed to supporting our residents and bringing communities together. The wellbeing and welfare of residents is also important to me.

“I want to work with other party members, mayors and councillors so we can work together to strengthen community cohesion and unity.

“I look forward to meeting different communities in Harrow and all the great projects over my Mayoral year.”

Cllr Maru, who moved to the UK in 1999 from Kenya, picked Coram as his chosen charity for his mayoral year.

The charity aims to improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people through adoption.

He said: “I have chosen Coram as my chosen charity because children are just as important as other members of the community.

“Supporting them and seeing what good we can do in helping their wellbeing and welfare is important.”

Cllr Maru married his wife Dina in 1992 and has two children, both at school in Harrow.

Since 1999 he has opened three hair salons in the borough and says he wants to help other businesses in the borough as a way of giving back to the community.

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9:16am Thu 19 Jun 14

pravinshah1 says...

I congratulate Cllr Ajay Maru as Mayor of Harrow for the coming municipal year with Cllr Krishna Suresh as deputy. I have worked with them both for many years and both have worked hard to strengthen community cohesion and unity.
I congratulate Cllr Ajay Maru as Mayor of Harrow for the coming municipal year with Cllr Krishna Suresh as deputy. I have worked with them both for many years and both have worked hard to strengthen community cohesion and unity. pravinshah1
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1:56pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Good luck Ajay as you set off in your new role as Mayor of Harrow.Supporting children is always dear to everybody's heart so good luck with your chosen charity.

One more thing.It seems to be the Year of the Gujaratis.A Gujarati Prime Minister for India and now the first Gujarati Mayor for Harrow.Congratulatio
ns!
Good luck Ajay as you set off in your new role as Mayor of Harrow.Supporting children is always dear to everybody's heart so good luck with your chosen charity. One more thing.It seems to be the Year of the Gujaratis.A Gujarati Prime Minister for India and now the first Gujarati Mayor for Harrow.Congratulatio ns! Sonoo Malkani
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10:59pm Tue 24 Jun 14

diligaf says...

Wrong so wrong, mayors of years past will be turning in their graves
Wrong so wrong, mayors of years past will be turning in their graves diligaf
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8:54am Wed 25 Jun 14

pravinshah1 says...

What is wrong diligaf? Is it because the mayor is a Labour mayor or is it because he is Guajrati?
What is wrong diligaf? Is it because the mayor is a Labour mayor or is it because he is Guajrati? pravinshah1
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10:53am Wed 25 Jun 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

It's best we get behind our newly elected Mayor in a spirit of decency and good-will.Graciousne
ss is an old-fashioned virtue but is still very much part and parcel of our traditions ---both here and world-wide.Please let us be large-hearted and accepting of all our citizens.

RESPECT is another word which needs re-visiting.Seems many Harrovians no longer recall that priceless word..
It's best we get behind our newly elected Mayor in a spirit of decency and good-will.Graciousne ss is an old-fashioned virtue but is still very much part and parcel of our traditions ---both here and world-wide.Please let us be large-hearted and accepting of all our citizens. RESPECT is another word which needs re-visiting.Seems many Harrovians no longer recall that priceless word.. Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: -3

10:53am Wed 25 Jun 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

It's best we get behind our newly elected Mayor in a spirit of decency and good-will.Graciousne
ss is an old-fashioned virtue but is still very much part and parcel of our traditions ---both here and world-wide.Please let us be large-hearted and accepting of all our citizens.

RESPECT is another word which needs re-visiting.Seems many Harrovians no longer recall that priceless word..
It's best we get behind our newly elected Mayor in a spirit of decency and good-will.Graciousne ss is an old-fashioned virtue but is still very much part and parcel of our traditions ---both here and world-wide.Please let us be large-hearted and accepting of all our citizens. RESPECT is another word which needs re-visiting.Seems many Harrovians no longer recall that priceless word.. Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: -3

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