Indian High Commission’s (HCI) Consular Camp in Bristol provides assistance to diaspora – UKMALAYALEE

Indian High Commission’s (HCI) Consular Camp in Bristol provides assistance to diaspora

Tuesday 11 February 2020 5:50 AM UTC

By A Staff Reporter

BRISTOL Feb 11: The Indian High Commission’s (HCI) Consular Camp in Bristol arranged by Mayor Tom Aditya as part of the Bristol Multi-Faith Forum’s (BMFF) ‘Community Cohesion campaign’ on Saturday, 8th February 2020 was a big success.

Hundreds of people came to attend the day-long camp from far and wide. It provided the opportunity for all those who wished to avail the services of the Indian High Commission for Indian Visas, passports, Overseas Citizen of India applications and consular services as well as enabled a platform to promote the message of community cohesion and social harmony amongst the people.

The Bristol Consular Camp arranged free of cost to the applicants by the BMFF as part of the community cohesion campaign, processed 435 applications completely and handled another 125 queries.

A team of 15 officers led by HCI Counsellor Mr. Anil Nautiyal worked tirelessly for extra hours to help all those who turned up at the camp.

Many people who attended the camp felt that the HCI officer’s service at the Bristol Consular Camp was much better, smoother, and friendlier than even going to the Indian High Commission in London.

Hundreds of people gave positive feedback about the Bristol camp. Refreshments and secretarial support were also provided by the BMFF.

“We appreciate all volunteers who helped to coordinate the camp, especially Advocate Tripti Megeri (BMFF Secretary), Mr. Abishek Aditya, Mr. Noychen Augustine, and Mr. Jayantibhai Rajguru. Also, gratefully acknowledge the generous support of Cllr Franklin and the South Glos Council”, a press note said.

The Indian diaspora comprises only less than 2% of the 1 million people in the Greater Bristol area. The prominent languages used by this very diverse community are Punjabi, Malayalam, Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada and Marathi.

BMFF expresses its gratitude to the Bristol Hindu Temple, the Sikh Gurudwaras, the Indian Christian Churches, the Indian Muslim Community, Jain Community, Buddhist Community and all sections of the Indian diaspora for supporting this initiative.

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Bristol Multi-Faith Forum is an equality organization established in 2004 by the Bristol City Council for inter-faith and inter-cultural community cohesion and social harmony and to promote the well-being of the communities.

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