Below are a selection of engagements Cllr Sood has been involved in.

Former Lord Mayor’s Engagements During Office

King Richard III 1st Anniversary, March 26th 2016

Diwali Lights Switch On

Diwali has been celebrated in Leicester for many years. It is the largest celebration of the event, outside of India. Each year in the city, lights are turned on to mark the event with people attending from all over the world. The Lord Mayor had the proud moment in October 2008 to turn on the lights in front of an estimated crowd of 40,000 people. The links below detail the event:

Thousands enjoy Diwali lights spectacular Diwali in Leicester 2008 Diwali Greetings

Leicester Diwali Lights Switch On, October 2008

Switching on of Leicester Christmas Lights, November 2008

The former Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress were honoured to switch on the annual Christmas Lights at Leicester’s Town Hall.

Remembrance Sunday, November 2008

Home Coming Parade of 9 / 12 Lancers, March 2009

Freedom of Leicester Ceremony, April 2009

Visit to Chongqing, China, May 2009

The pictures below are of the former Lord Mayor’s historic visit to Chongqing to twin with Leicester by signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two cities, for the benefit of their respective communities, and to foster good cultural and economic relations between them.


A selection of Photo’s during the Former Lord Mayor’s term in office


Professor Ivan Browne
Women Empowerment Network
Women Empowerment Network 2

India’s 75th Republic Day

With Bishop of Leicester Rev Martin Snow at the opening of Kaicester Cathedral

With chief Executive of UHL at the charity cheque presentation