Our Chief Patron

Lord DholakiaLORD DHOLAKIA OBE

Ayurveda is a complete medical system that recognises the uniqueness of the person ………. it seeks to treat the person holistically thus preserving the unity of both mind and body
– LORD DHOLAKIA OBE DL
Navnit Dholakia was appointed Baron Dholakia of Waltham Brooks and was introduced to the House of Lords on 29 October 1997.

Lord Dholakia was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for the County of West Sussex in June 1999. He is Chairman of the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO) and also Chairs its Race Issues Advisory Committee. He has been on the Council of Save the Children Fund. He serves on the Council of the Howard League for Penal Reform and is on the Editorial Board of the Howard Journal. He is a Trustee of the Mental Health Foundation. He is on the Governing Body of the Commonwealth Institute. He is Vice Chairman of the Policy Research Institute on Ageing & Ethnicity. He is a member of the House of Lords Appointments Commission. He is a trustee of Pallant House Gallery, Chichester and the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum, Bristol.

Lord Dholakia is a member of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice at the London School of Economics. He is a member of the Home Secretary’s Race Forum.