Dame Cindy and Mrs Pushpa Prasad, of Whanganui, QSM for services to the community
Pushpa Prasad formed the Multicultural Indian Society with the aim of organising cultural events to engage youth and promote the use of their mother tongues. The society has branched out to several regions, and she has helped the migrant community by providing English classes, career guidance, education, driving lessons and support to first-time mothers. She is currently President of the Whanganui branch. She was a Tutor with YMCA and is a member of the Festival of Cultures. She is founding member, Treasurer and Secretary of Satsang Ramayan Mandali Central. Mrs Prasad is Secretary of Multicultural New Zealand Women’s Wing.