TORONTO: Communications Consultant Renu Mehta has been honoured with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for volunteerism and community work.
“The Diamond Jubilee award highlights the achievements of people who, like Her Majesty, have dedicated themselves to service to family, community and country.
I am indeed greatly honoured to be selected for this award,” said Mehta on being presented the medal at the Radisson Plaza in Mississauga on Friday.
Mehta has volunteered thousands of hours of work with various organizations, including the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, Eiproc and the Equity Council of York Region.
She has worked with the CHUM group in the past, presenting Live Traffic for CP24 as well as hosted, reported and produced many programs, including 26 episodes of a Science Show for OMNI Television, 13 Environment shows, as well as researched and reported for specialty Television shows including 300 years of Sikh History.
“I would like to thank the Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce for presenting this honour to me and specially Satish Thakkar, past president ICCC and Naval Bajaj, current president of ICCC,’’ she said.
“When we first came to Canada, we did not know anyone. Many people came forward in various ways to help us. It is important to give back to the community and provide help in whatever way you can,” she added.