Surina Narula

Surina Narula is President of the Consortium for Street Children and previously been Co-Chair and Trustee — a network of over 65 UK-based development agencies. In the last 25 years, she has organised numerous events to raise money for their support and more importantly to raise the profile of street children at an international level.  She is a trustee of PHIA (partnering hope into action)  and Chairman of TVE South Asia. She is the founder sponsor and festival advisor for the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF). She was on the Board of Directors for Plan International UK, and is Patron for Plan India and Honorary Patron of Plan USA and a Patron for Hope for Children.  She has received various awards for her contribution to street children charities and in 2003 was highly commended for The Beacon Prize in recognition of her outstanding contribution to charitable and social causes.  In recognition of her charity work, she was presented with the Asian of the Year Award in 2005.   In June 2008, she was awarded an MBE for charitable work in India.  She is the founder for Tve Awards and co-founder of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.