Abbey Colege
Tuesday 2 September 2014
Free Newspaper Asian News
The Asian Today Newspaper - Issue 189 Out Now View Issue 189 Online Now!
Register today for all the latest news from The Asian Today.
Where did you hear about us?
Get Your Free Copy of The Asian Today
YOUR FREE ASIAN COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER!
Use our store finder to find out where you can pick up your local copy of The Asian Today!
WANT TO ADVERTISE? 
Advertising in The Asian Today  is a great way to promote your business. Contact our advertising team:    
sales@theasiantoday.com
Call:  0121 314 2892


News - The Asian Today

Updated: 16:10, Tuesday May 15, 2012
        News Feed
Bollywood star set to bring glamour to Diabetes Awareness cause
Sushmita Sen planning trip to Leicester this month
 
BOLLYWOOD superstar and India’s first Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen, will sprinkle stardust over Leicester when she comes to support diabetes charity Silver Star.
The Indian actress has been invited to Leicester by the charity's founder-patron Leicester East MP Keith Vaz who was diagnosed with diabetes 5 years ago.
 In a whirlwind visit she will launch Mr Vaz’s anniversary appeal for Silver Star, which will mark his twenty five years as the Member of Parliament for Leicester East. The appeal is designed to raise funds for further mobile diabetes testing units in Mumbai and the Midlands.
So far Silver Star units have tested 25,000 people in schools, communities, businesses and villages for free resulting in diabetes caught early and many lives and limbs saved.
 Her visit will culminate in the hotly-anticipated launch of Silver Star’s raffle prize, a new Kia Picanto at the Sandicliff Kia’s Red Cube dealership in Leicester.
For just £1, participants will have the chance to take delivery of the £8,000 car in October this year. The unique car will be signed by Ms Sen and by Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan when he visits the city in June.
 Ms Sen will also launch the inaugural Silver Star Fun Run. The fun run will take place on 25th July and will raise awareness of the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle in preventing obesity and linked conditions such as diabetes. Thousands are expected to take part.
Speaking about the visit Keith Vaz MP said: “I am delighted to be marking my 25 years as Leicester East’s representative in Parliament with an appeal for this extremely important cause. Sushmita is the first of a number of special guests who will be visiting Leicester to support the appeal. If only I was aware of what could be done with diet and exercise to prevent diabetes, I might never have developed it. With 850,000 people in the UK living with undiagnosed diabetes, Silver Star’s work is vital.”
 Dr Modhwadia, Chairman of Silver Star added: “It is a privilege for us to have Sushmita give up her valuable time to our worthy cause. It is only through celebrities like her that we are able to remind people of the importance of being tested for diabetes. From its small beginnings in Leicester, the Silver Star operation now spans 3 continents and has tested tens of thousands of people.”

Comments

Latest Stories

Heartbreak Leads Solihull Man To Catfish Ex
Kewal Jandhu posed as his ex-girlfriend's uncle, urged her to get back with him
And the nominees for the Brit Asia TV Music Awards Are..
The event marks the 5th annual Brit Asia TV Music Awards
Birmingham Community Outreach Programme Announced By TV Licensing
TV Licensing will be reaching out to citizens in Handsworth and Lozells
Sparkhill Man Remanded On Child Abduction Charges
Mohammed Khan arrested when police found missing girl Sabeela Waid in his flat
Miracle Baby Born After 13 Miscarriages
Awais Haider was born to proud parents Ayshia and Haider Zaman
Birmingham Infamous for Counterfeit Cigarettes
Birmingham has been named the worst city for bootleg cigarettes in the UK
Research Proves Puzzles Improve Learning
New ‘Puzzle Club’ magazine will help primary pupils with school work
Calling all Scriptwriters across the globe!
CineRise-100 Storytellers gives you an opportunity to turn real life into reel
Wheelchair-Bound Football Coach for Manchester United
Sohail Rehman,first ever wheelchair trainer to be hired by a Premier League club
Talented Teenager Suffers Deadly Plunge
Jeevan Dhanda died following a tragic fall onto tracks at New Street Station

More News From The Asian Today


Entertainment

Asian Entertainment - The Asian Today speaks to Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
02/09/2014
Ustad RFAK on international music and his journey back to love
  Iconic qawwal and global superstar Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performed his Back...
Asian Entertainment - The Happy Birthday Sunita actress speaks to The Asian Today
01/09/2014
Goldy Notay On Being Shabana Azmi's Daughter-In-Law
Goldy Notay has starred in a number of films, TV series and plays, including ‘Th...
Asian Entertainment - The actor talks about his role as Hassan in the film "The Hundred-Foot Journey"
01/09/2014
Manish Dayal Bridges Cultures In Journey from Boyhood to Manhood
Manish Dayal, known for his films The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010) and Walkaway (2...
Asian Entertainment - The actor has attempted a never-before-dreamt stunt for his upcoming film
29/08/2014
Akshay Kumar and Lisa Haydon Fly High For 'The Shaukeens'
  Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar, is always finding new ways to entertain his audie...

Interviews

Asian Interviews - Actress Takes Time to Talk to The Asian Today About Bollywood Showstoppers
29/07/2014
Sonakshi Sinha
Actress Sonakshi Sinha will be appearing at this year’s Bollywwod Showstoppers. Sh...
Asian Interviews - Star of Aa Gaye Munde U.K De Talks to The Asian Today
29/07/2014
Neeru Bajwa
After bursting on the scene with Asa Nu Maan Watna Da, Neeru Bajwa has cemented her plac...
Asian Interviews - Stars of Kick Talk to The Asian Today
22/07/2014
Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez
Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez, the lead stars of the forthcoming action, romantic...
Asian Interviews - The Not So Secret OBE
08/07/2014
Kavita Oberoi
Kavita Oberoi is one of the biggest names in the business world. Having recently been aw...

News

Asian News - Mother and son find knife inside naan bread from take-away
11/08/2014
Knife Found In Naan Bread
A Birmingham mum was horrified to find a knife folded into the naan bread she had boug...
Asian News - Sabeela Waid was last seen by relatives on July 29 in West Bromwich
11/08/2014
Appeal For Missing Teenager Sabeela Waid
A teenage girl from West Bromwich who has been missing since last month is urged to co...
Asian News - Husband found guilty of wounding wife with violent intent in drugs row
11/08/2014
Husband Knifes Wife Over Cannabis
A husband from Birmingham inflicted a deep knife wound on his pregnant wife and thrott...
Asian News - Grandad Buys a Billboard to Highlight Suffering of Palestinian Children
06/08/2014
Gaza Billboard On Birmingham Streets
A grandad from Leicester has printed his own billboard and parked it in a Birmingham stree...

Sport

Asian Sport - Kerala Blasters FC will play in the Hero Indian Super League in October
21/08/2014
Ex-Newcastle Striker Michael Chopra Signs To Kerala Blasters FC
    English footballer of Indian origin, Michael Chopra, has confirmed his s...
Asian Sport - Dhoni Fights Lone Battle as India Look to Avoid Follow- on
30/07/2014
England vs India, 3rd Test - Day 3
India were trailing by 246 runs with two wickets in hand at the end of Day 3 of the thir...
Asian Sport - Ballance and Bell Slam Tons as England Pile Up
29/07/2014
England vs India, 3rd Test - Day 2
England were firmly in control of the third Test at the end of Day 2 at the Ageas Bowl in ...
Asian Sport - Jos Buttler Will Replace Matt Prior
25/07/2014
England Announce Squad for Third Test
England have announced their 13-member squad for the third Test against India at Rose Bowl...