West Notts College principal’s ‘pride’ at receiving her Damehood from Prince Charles

Dame Asha Khemka proudly shows off her insignia of Dame Commander of the British Empire.

Dame Asha Khemka proudly shows off her insignia of Dame Commander of the British Empire.

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The principal of Mansfield’s West Notts College has spoken of her pride at receiving her Damehood from the Prince of Wales.

Asha Khemka, who was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the New Year Honours List, was presented with the honour at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday.

Dame Asha is the first Indian-born woman for 83 years to be awarded the DBE, which was in recognition of her services to education.

 

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