Wed 30 Nov

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Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 30 Nov 2005

Chaired by
Dr. Raj Rajarayan OBE

The 2005 AGM attracted nearly 200 people. Download the AGM reports, speeches and presentations below. A letter from Piara S. Khabra, Member of Parliament for Ealing Southall is also available below. See flash animated photos of the AGM.

Sunrise Radio Recording

Interview with Perminder Dhillon, CEO of DAAP (312KB - mp3 file)

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7.00 to 7.30pm Arrival
7.30pm Welcome and an overview of key achievements by
Dr. Raj Rajarayan OBE, Chair of DAAP

Chair's Welcome PDF - 60KB

AGM Report PDF - 3.6MB
7.45pm Key note speech by Trevor McCarthy, National Treatment Agency

PowerPoint Presentation - 468KB
8.10pm The importance of engaging young people - Imam Zahid Bhatti, DAAP
8.20pm Launch of the Tamil report - From Migration to Maelstrom
Experiences of the Tamil Community in West London by Perminder Dhillon, CEO of DAAP

PowerPoint Presentation - 1.5MB
8.35pm Awale Kullane - Community Health Development Project Manager
Inequalities Collaborative London Stop Smoking

PowerPoint Presentation - 1.7MB
8.45pm Entertainment by the Honey Dance Academy
9.00pm Snacks and Networking

Honey Kalaria's Dance Academy

Honey's Dance Academy, recently hailed by the BBC as 'The 21st Century Fame School' has been running for seven years and now has fourteen centres across Greater London boasting 1,800 students from 4 years old upwards learning Bollywood, Bhangra, Kathak and Acting classes.

Diva Entertainments, the team behind Honey's Dance Academy, also runs the Diva Entertainments Agency, to give advice on all aspects of Bollywood: how to break into the Bollywood scene and make it in the world of film and television.

For further information on Honey's Dance Academy and Diva Entertainments, call 020 8590 8050 or log onto

Letter from Piara S. Khabra
Member of Parliament for Ealing Southall

I wish to congratulate DAAP at its achievements in delivering drug education to all the communities in Ealing and particularly in Southall.

The organisation has brought a number of issues to my attention in the past and I hope that we can continue to work together on these.

I am also very pleased to note that Perminder Dhillon is the CEO of the organisation. I have known Perminder since she was a teenager when she worked on women's and community issues. I was also present at the Life, People and Freedom Conference in 2002 at the Southall Community Centre when the Rt. Hon Charles Clarke launched the Punjabi drug education Video 'It couldn't happen to us' which Perminder produced for Punjabi speaking parents. Well done to Perminder for persisting in working with the local communities.

I must commend the DAAP Chair Dr Raj Rajarayan OBE for his excellent leadership in ensuring that the organisation goes from strength to strength. Congratulations at the launch of the report 'From Migration to Maelstrom, Experiences of the Tamil Community in West London' today.

Please accept my apologies at not being able to join you today. My best wishes to all of you at the AGM and I take this opportunity to wish them every success for the future.

Yours faithfully

Piara Khabra MP

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