Sai School founder Ranu Mehta-Radia invited to meet Prime Minister after winning Tesco Mum of the Year award

Downing Street reception for mum who founded school

Ranu Mehta-Radia (fourth from left) with Prime Minister David Cameron and fellow mums of the year Diana Golding, Jane Plumb, Maggie Hughes, Pamela Clark, Lynn McManus and Laura Young

Ranu Mehta-Radia, Diana Golding, Laura Young, Samantha Cameron, Lynn McManus, Pamela Clarke, Jane Plumb and Maggie Hughes

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A woman crowned a mum of the year for her part in setting up a citizenship school met Prime Minister David Cameron.

Ranu Mehta-Radia, of Pinner, was one of seven mothers from across the country who won the Tesco Mum of the Year award for her work founding the Sai School of Harrow, based at Shaftesbury High School.

She attended a reception at 10 Downing Street yesterday ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow.

Mrs Mehta-Radia said: “I am delighted to be invited to this special event and be in the same room as some incredible women, and the Prime Minister of course. Serving the nation is a priority to me and I want to spread our message to all children and young people.”

The 56-year-old set up the Saturday school nearly 20 years ago to help bring together Hindu children from across the borough.

Today it has 300 pupils and is run by 40 volunteers, many of whom are former pupils.

Debbie Chernin, Tesco Mum of the Year manager, said: “We are extremely proud to be holding the Tesco Mum of the Year Awards for the ninth year. It is a privilege to be able to recognise the achievements of an amazing woman and mum like Ranu.

"The Sai School now has children from all across London in its unique educational programme.  This truly is an incredible accomplishment.”

Mrs Mehta-Radia will be awarded with the Enterprising Mum Award at a ceremony at The Savoy hotel in central London on Sunday, March 23.

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7:52am Sat 8 Mar 14

rabbitz says...

What did the other mums do ? After she lost her eight-year-old daughter Verity to cancer, Laura set up a charity which offers art therapy to sick children, Over 900 children with special needs have benefited from the children’s centre Lynn set up after her own daughter was asked to leave a soft play session, thats just two that obviously they were not worth mentioning? And before we hear about they do not live in Harrow most of the "News" on this site is not related to harrow #politicswinningvote
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What did the other mums do ? After she lost her eight-year-old daughter Verity to cancer, Laura set up a charity which offers art therapy to sick children, Over 900 children with special needs have benefited from the children’s centre Lynn set up after her own daughter was asked to leave a soft play session, thats just two that obviously they were not worth mentioning? And before we hear about they do not live in Harrow most of the "News" on this site is not related to harrow #politicswinningvote s rabbitz
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8:03am Sat 8 Mar 14

rabbitz says...

25 % of the population of Harrow are Hindu, Tesco make large donations to the conservative party, David Cameron needs Harrow votes, Coincidence?
25 % of the population of Harrow are Hindu, Tesco make large donations to the conservative party, David Cameron needs Harrow votes, Coincidence? rabbitz
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11:26pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Hearty Congrats Ranu!You richly deserve this recognition for the excellent school you run.Very pleased and proud of you and of ALL our mums,many unsung heroes.More power to them all.Very thrilled for you!May the Sai School go fom strength to strength.HAPPY HOLI to you and all those celebarting on 16 March.
Hearty Congrats Ranu!You richly deserve this recognition for the excellent school you run.Very pleased and proud of you and of ALL our mums,many unsung heroes.More power to them all.Very thrilled for you!May the Sai School go fom strength to strength.HAPPY HOLI to you and all those celebarting on 16 March. Sonoo Malkani
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11:15pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Jessie664 says...

rabbitz wrote:
What did the other mums do ? After she lost her eight-year-old daughter Verity to cancer, Laura set up a charity which offers art therapy to sick children, Over 900 children with special needs have benefited from the children’s centre Lynn set up after her own daughter was asked to leave a soft play session, thats just two that obviously they were not worth mentioning? And before we hear about they do not live in Harrow most of the "News" on this site is not related to harrow #politicswinningvote

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It's great what all these mums did to make an impact but there is no need to put a downer on the whole issue. Note that all the mums of the year were mentioned by Harrow Times, have a look at other articles on the mentioned mums. You'll find that most just mention the mum in their local area.
Congrats to all of them, each one of them an inspiration. We need more of you -all the best
[quote][p][bold]rabbitz[/bold] wrote: What did the other mums do ? After she lost her eight-year-old daughter Verity to cancer, Laura set up a charity which offers art therapy to sick children, Over 900 children with special needs have benefited from the children’s centre Lynn set up after her own daughter was asked to leave a soft play session, thats just two that obviously they were not worth mentioning? And before we hear about they do not live in Harrow most of the "News" on this site is not related to harrow #politicswinningvote s[/p][/quote]It's great what all these mums did to make an impact but there is no need to put a downer on the whole issue. Note that all the mums of the year were mentioned by Harrow Times, have a look at other articles on the mentioned mums. You'll find that most just mention the mum in their local area. Congrats to all of them, each one of them an inspiration. We need more of you -all the best Jessie664
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