Dr Ramesh Pattni receives OBE

Recognition for services to interfaith relations and the Hindu community in the UK.

Dr Ramesh Pattni has recently been presented with an OBE for services to interfaith relations and the Hindu community in the UK. A BPS member and trainee counselling psychologist, who previously studied yoga psychology for his PhD at Oxford University, Pattni was named in the Queen’s New Year Honours list in 2020 but his ceremony was delayed in the face of the Covid pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.

Pattni received his award from the Duke of Cambridge Prince William at Windsor Palace for his 20 years of work in interfaith relations. He founded the Hindu Christian Forum UK and is a former trustee of the Interfaith Network UK. Pattni has also worked as an advisor for the Hindu Help Hub, which he said was particularly active during the pandemic and provided services to vulnerable and isolated people.

‘I believe this honour is for the whole of the Hindu community. I proudly acknowledge the support of my entire family in the work I have been involved and thank them for their continued support and encouragement for this work. I dedicate this honour to all those who have supported me and my guides and mentors who have helped me in interfaith and community work.’

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