Bangladeshi-owned restaurant in UK gets Olympic relay torch to display
Lee-Raj, a renowned restaurant in the UK owned by a Bangladeshi, has attracted attention of people of all walks by supplying Bangladeshi curry during the Olympic.
As recognition to its internationally standard cuisine, Olympic Committee has given the Olympic official relay torch to the restaurant management to keep it for two weeks.
Lee-Raj has donated the money earned through displaying the torch to JW Kidney Cancer Charity.
Lee-Raj, only Asian restaurant selected to supply Bangladeshi and halal curry, is owned by the founder of British Curry Award Enam Ali. Lee-Raj got Olympic Committee’s approval after bidding with two other restaurants.
Lee-Raj supplied different Bangladeshi halal curry and iftar for 17 days during the Olympic.
On August 23, Olympic Committee gave the Olympic official relay torch to display for two weeks as recognition and appreciation to its internationally standard cuisines.
Among others, British Work and Pension Minister Chris Grayling, Epson Town Mayor Councilor Christine Long, Mayor of Riget Councilor Roger West, radio and TV announcer James Wild, James Cosmo, Chris Bisel Councilor.
In this regard Enam Ali said: “Being nominated to supply curry at Olympic Games is a matter of great pride. It is a matter of proud for Bangladeshi community also.”
Terming the incident as a life time achievement, he said, this nomination has opened a new door to the Bangladeshi curry sector in England.
Enam Ali has donated the money through displaying the Olympic relay torch to JW Kidney Cancer Foundation. He is a patron of the foundation.
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