Theresa May is yet to respond to the demands from various sections in the UK such as the curry industry, the educational fraternity and the local government of Scotland to consider a progressive visa policy, especially for the South Asians. Now the stakeholders in the UK’s social fabric are also pitching in to prove the point for liberalized immigration policies.
The Library of Birmingham and the British Library are conducting an exhibition commemorating the influence of immigration from South Asia. It is being held from the 91, 700 pounds fund given by the Heritage Lottery Fund, as quoted by the BBC.
‘Documenting Histories’ will assess the influence of South Asian culture on Birmingham and the Midlands. It is seventy years since India gained its independence and the authorized records from the East India Company will also be made public.
The display will feature papers that belong to leading South Asian personalities such as Mahatma Gandhi, Hanif Kureishi, and others.
The manner in which relationship between the UK and the region has shaped the lives of families in Birmingham will be demonstrated through workshops and allied events that will be held all throughout the year.
The census of 2011 reveals that 9% of the population of Birmingham hails from India, Bangladesh or Pakistan.
2017 has also been declared as the Year of South Asian Culture to commemorate the influence of the South Asian communities in the region by Birmingham City Council.
The most timely and wonderful project will assist the people of Birmingham to have a better comprehension and appreciation of Birmingham’s past, said the head of the Heritage Lottery Fund at West Midlands, Vanessa Harbar.
The year 2017 especially offers an enormous prospect to commemorate the role of the culture of South Asia to the past present and future of Birmingham, added deputy leader of the city council, Ian Ward.