Congratulations Harris Bokhari OBE

Original article published on 23 June 2015 on OBV

Harris Bokhari, is a young man who is clearly going places. An accountant by profession, Bokhari has found his calling by nurturing young talent, particularly those from BME communities. He’s the CEO of Patchwork UK, which undertakes master classes in civic engagement, and it also runs an ‘MP of the Year’ award. Bokhari is a modest man, and rarely seen in pictures. So the picture we’ve used is of his beloved late father.

With his sister Hina Bokhari, Harris founded the Naz Legacy Foundation, in honour of their father Nawazish Bokhari, a campaigner who was the first British Muslim to run a secondary school in the country.

Now, for his services to young people and interfaith work, Harris Bokhari has been awarded an OBE. With his easy charm and steely determination Bokhari can call upon the top political figures to talk to the  young men and women on his schemes. He’s even become an ambassador for the HRH Prince Charles.

Well done Harris, your father, who also received an OBE, would be deeply proud of his son.

But, I think it was Mandela who said something like; ‘a man with vision does not stop at the top of the hill to linger at the vista for too long, because the long walk is not ended’.

Enjoy your journey to change our world.

Simon Woolley