June 2017


Artistic Director Jaivant Patel Dance is pleased to announce that Jai Jashn Dance is a recipient of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017.

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen'scoronation. 

It is the MBE for volunteer groups and is the highest award that can be made to a voluntary group.

On Thursday 1st June, Jaivant Patel attended the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace accompanied by a volunteer.

Led by Jaivant Patel, Jai Jashn Dance has been delivering dance and cultural arts activity in the local community and region since 2004, where it has continually grown in strength, to the organisation it is now.

Jai Jashn Dance's mission statement is 'to explore the rich cultural dance heritage of India, with members being able to positively demonstrate and promote its diversity.'​

Along its journey thus far, it has worked with many diverse dancers, organisations, partners and creatives. The reputation we have gained for our work has today been rewarded through the recognition received through this award.

Jai Jashn Dance would like to graciously thank all those who have championed them and look forward to your continued support, as we look now to the bright future awaiting our organisation.

Today the members of Jai Jashn Dance mark this momentous occasion by celebrating with high tea this afternoon at Ramada Park Hall Hotel in Wolverhampton.

You can see a full list of recipients announced today in The London Gazette