Acknowledging the contribution of the South Asian communities, Home Secretary Theresa May has called for the creation of a society where everyone has the opportunity to fulfill their true potential, regardless of their race, gender or religion.
The assertion came during May’s speech at the Asian Awards to celebrate South Asian success.
The awards, held in support of Save the Children, celebrate the highest achievement from across the international South Asian community.
Opening the ceremony, May said: 'I am delighted to be here at the Asian Awards, which celebrate the enormous contribution of people from across international South Asian communities.'
Describing the South Asian communities as some of the most successful in the UK, she said: 'I believe it is vital that we create a society where everyone has the opportunity to fulfill their true potential, regardless of their race, their gender or their religion.'
'The UK economy and its society benefits a great deal from its South Asian communities and it is important that we acknowledge the achievements of all of those here tonight.
'That's both because of the strength of their achievements in their own right, but it's also because of the powerful effect that such successful role models can have on the next generation.'