India’s leading diamond baron Govind Dholakia’s autobiography Diamonds Are Forever, So Are Morals was launched at the Dhamecha Lohana Centre in London. The event that was organized to felicitate Govind Dholakia for his contribution to the diamond industry and Indo-British relations saw the presence of Lords, Members of parliament, academia, businessmen, and the elite of London and was hosted by Lord Raj and was chaired by Lord Bhikhu Parekh.
The event was also attended by many dignitaries such as Lord Popat, C B Patel of Gujarat Samachar, Director of Culture at the Nehru Centre, and a popular writer Amish Tripathi, CEO – Of the Akshaya Patra Foundation UK Bhawani Singh Shekhawat.
Several other lords, including Lord Navneet Dholakia and Lord Rami Ranger CBE, Baron of Mayfair, were seen at the function. During the event, several MPs, including Shri Shailesh Vara representing the constituency of North West Cambridgeshire, Shri Virendra Sharma of Member of Parliament for Ealing Southall, and Shri Gagan Mohindra of Southwest Hertfordshire, talked about Indo-British relations and the importance of the diamond industry in the two countries trade relations. They appreciated Shri Govind Dholakia’s efforts to strengthen the relations between India and the UK.
The felicitation event showcased the strong relations between India and the UK and highlighted the contribution of the Indian diaspora in the UK. Amish Tripathi, Hon. Minister of Culture & Education, High Commission of India and Director of The Nehru Center; Nimisha Madhwani, High commissioner of Uganda to the UK and Councillor; Sunil Chopra, Mayor of Southwark, also appreciated the work of Govind Dholakia.
Govind Dholakia’s autobiography was introduced by C.B. Patel, Chairman of Asian Voice and Gujarat Samachar, UK. It was a moment of pride for India and recognition of the contribution of the Indian diaspora in the UK. Sarah Kuijlaars and Nigel Simson of De Beers graced the occasion.
The Cholmondeley Room, with its accompanying terrace, is the principal function room of the House of Lords in the Parliament of the UK.
Dholakia’s autobiography is an uplifting story of his journey from being a poor farmer’s son to becoming a leading Diamond baron in the country. It details his experience in turning his small business in India into a multi-million-pound enterprise. It also shares his principles and values, which he believes are essential for any successful business.