Newroz Reception 2015 - Most Successful Kurds in Britain Awards

Newroz Reception 2015 - Most Successful Kurds in Britain Awards

The London based Centre for Kurdish Progress organised a Newroz Celebration in Portcullis House. Stephen Twigg MP for Liverpool West Derby and Sadiq Khan MP for Tooting kindly hosted the event in the Attlee Suite.

The organisation that was launched in June 2014 welcomed over 200 people to celebrate the Kurdish New Year. Several parliamentarians including Eric Olleranshaw MP, Nadhim Zahawi MP, Keith Vaz MP, Mike Gapes MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Lord Hylton and Baroness Hussein-Ece, London Councilors, representatives of communities and academics attended the celebration.

Former Iraqi Minister of Water Resources and Chief Adviser to the President of Iraq, Mr Abdul Latif Rashid, Bahra Sargalu of Kurdistan's Gorran Movement, Khasro Ajgayi on behalf of Kurdish Regional Government, Kemal Amedi of Kurdistan Democratic Party, Dr Alan Semo and Mr Ata Mufty were among the presenters of the awards. 

See photos of the event here.

As part of the Newroz Celebration, in order to embellish UK’s Kurdish community’s achievements, the Most Successful Kurds in Britain Awards were held. From business to arts, politics to education ten Kurdish people were awarded.

Ann Clwyd MP, Nadhim Zahawi MP, Estella Schmid and Gary Kent were granted Centre for Kurdish Progress Special Award for their extraordinary contribution to Kurdish Cause.


Full list of winners is below:


Most Successful Businessman

Savas & Bayram Yuksel

Most Successful Businesswoman

Isil Guler

Most Successful Role Model

Shayan Muftuzadeh

Social Responsibility

Karam Kurda

Art Award Female

Tara Jaff

Art Award Male

Jasim Ghafur

Press&Publication Award

Alaettin Sinayic

Most Successful Student Society Award

SOAS Kurdish Society

Most Successful Student

Shaswar Baban

Most Successful Young Entrepreneur

Sahin Anush

Most Successful Politician Award

Nadhim Zahawi MP

Extraordinary Contribution to Kurdish Cause

Ann Clwyd MP

Extraordinary Contribution to Kurdish Cause

Estella Schmid

Extraordinary Contribution to Kurdish Cause 

Gary Kent

Extraordinary Contribution to Kurdish Cause

Suleyman Cagin


March 18, 2015 at 7pm - 9pm


Attlee Suite, Portcullis House
Attlee Suite Portcullis House Bridge Street
London SW1A 2LW
United Kingdom
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