London, Sep 28 (IANS) Kuldeep Ahlawat, operations head of Indian Sports Fan UK, was bestowed the Excellence Award for Sports Community and Social Service at the British Parliament. The event was organised by the Confluence Foundation, from September 26 to 28 as a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and celebrating the India diaspora in the United Kingdom.
“I am humbled that my work in the development of sports fans is being recognized and appreciated at this level,” Ahlawat said. “It is certainly a first of a kind honour for India. With this, I congratulate all the members of Indian Sports Fan community and promise to contribute continuously in the coming years.”
Ahlawat is an ardent sports fan who has been working towards the sports community in UK via Indian Sports Fan, India’s largest sports fan community and platform. With the first ‘Global Sports Fan Awards’ that awarded the greatest fans from all around the world in Manchester on the sidelines of the 2019 cricket World Cup and ‘5 Decades 50 Pictures’, a hockey exhibition held during the 2018 women’s World Cup, Ahlawat has been successful in garnering Indian fans on British soil under one roof promoting Indian sports at an international level.