Valerie meets the Speaker of the Parliament of India

On Thursday 10 October 2013 Valerie attended an event held by the The High Commission of India in Honour of Madam Speaker Meira Kumar.

Valerie said:

“It was a pleasure to meet Meira Kumar who is the first female Speaker of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament.”

“She is an inspirational person and politician whose achievements serve as a wonderful example to people all over the world.”

“In her speech Madam Speaker said that democracy, the Rule of Law, and secularism is fundamental to India within their political system.”

The Speaker was in the UK accompanied by a cross party delegation of MPs.