Sikh Engineer Navjot Sawhney to attend Special Coronation Lunch of UK PM Rishi Sunak

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The Event is hosted by UK PM Rishi Sunak and First Lady Akshata Murty

Navjot Singh Sawhney

LONDON: Indian-origin Sikh engineer Navjot Singh Sawhney, who won the Points of Light award earlier this year, is among other community heroes who will attend the UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's special coronation lunch on Sunday. The event, hosted by Sunak and First Lady Akshata Murty, is taking place as part of The Big Lunch - a nationwide initiative to bring neighbors and communities together to celebrate the coronation.

"Points of Light award winners—volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to their communities—are invited to attend the event," an official statement said. Sawhney won the PM's Points of Light award in January this year for designing an energy-efficient manual washing machine for displaced and low-income communities. 

"His hand-crank washing machine has benefited more than 1,000 families who do not have access to an electric machine in underdeveloped countries or refugee camps," the statement said. Sawhney's machines have also helped Ukrainian families who were forced to leave their homes and are currently living in humanitarian aid centers. (Agency)