Indian American physician, activist participates in British Parliament event honoring diaspora



Dr. Sampat Shivangi of Mississippi, left, with Lord Swaraj Paul at the U.K. parliament to honor the Indian diaspora in early March, 2023. Photo: courtesy Dr. Shivangi

Indian-American physician and community activist, Dr. Sampat Shivangi of Mississippi, participated in an event in United Kingdom held at the House of Lords in British Parliament on March 7-8, 2023, to honor the Indian diaspora.

It was attended by Indians from European countries, United States, and diaspora elsewhere, according to an email to Desi Talk/News India Times from Dr. Shivangi.

Lord Karan Bilimoria, left, at the UK parliament, with Dr. Sampat Shivangi of Mississippi, March 8, 2023. Photo: Dr. Sampat Shivangi
Lord Rami Ranger of the UK House of Lords, standing, with Lord Swaraj Paul, sitting, at the UK Parliament event March 8, 2023, to honor the Indian diaspora. Photo: courtesy Dr. Sampat Shivangi

House of Lords member Swaraj Paul was instrumental in organizing the event along with Lord Karan Bilimoria, and Lord Rami Ranger a business tycoon. “It was such a wonderful experience and opportunity to meet these British Indian billionaires who have made their strides in UK,” Dr. Shivangi said in his note about the visit.

Dr. Sampat Shivangi, left, with U.K. House of Lords member Lord Swaraj Paul, at his home in London, UK, March 8, 2023. Photo: courtesy Dr. Shivangi

Dr. Shivangi was also invited to the home of Lord Paul, who is in his 90s and “still very active and much involved in Indian diplomacy and Indian diaspora,” Shivangi said, adding, “He mentioned to me that London Zoo will be named after his family in recognition of his services to Britain.” Lord Paul also scheduled a visit to the House of Lords March 8, for Dr. Shivangi.

Dr. Shivangi is a member of the U.S. National Advisory Council for Substance Abuse and Mental Health SAMHSA, Center for National Mental Health Services, in Washington, D.C.



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