18 December 2022 | 09:00 pm IST | 03:30 pm UK | 11:30 am EST (USA) | 10:30 am CST | 08:30 am PST



Bhadrabala Vadgama

President of Gujarati Literary Academy, UK

Emigrated to UK 1973

Education: BA [Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda - external London] 1963; Dip. Ed. [Nairobi] 1966;
Dip. Library & Information Science [London] 1974
Occupation: Teacher in various schools in Zanzibar and Kenya until 1973
Librarian: Inner London Education Authority 1975-77
Librarian in charge: Multicultural Library & Information Centre, London
Borough of Wandsworth 1977-1999 (Retired since 1999)
Won a National Award for my library services to Ethnic minorities 1997.
Freelance translator from English into Gujarati. Translated Government
information leaflets and more than 80 children’s bilingual stories.
Hobbies: Yoga, creative writing and translation in both English and Gujarati, Indian music, dance, drama, travel
Voluntary work: Member of a School Board of Governors in London Borough of Croydon
Chair of Asian Women’s Group, Croydon
Founder member and Chair :
The EC of Aashyana -a Housing Scheme for Asian elderly people in Croydon.
Held posts as the Secretary-General, President and currently am the Vice
President of Gujarati Literary Academy, UK

Mehru Fitter

Kenya-born, Mehru Fitter migrated to UK in 1978. She has worked in London, Southampton and Coventry. Mehru will introduce the British Public Libraries scene and shed light on her experience of managing Multicultural Library & Information Services.