Meet Wimbledon's Newest Citizens!

Family takes part in Citizenship event

London Mayor Boris Johnson met the latest citizens of Wimbledon, as part of his annual Citizenship ceremony.

Vanay Kambam Ramprasad, Vandana Vinay, Varun Vinjay Iyengar have come from India to settle as a family in Wimbledon, and are now British citizens.

They were welcomed to London by Boris and Chair of the London Assembly, Darren Johnson, in a special event at City Hall (see picture on the right).

Thirty eight new citizens were welcomed to the event, representing London's 32 boroughs. New citizens attending received a certificate and gift of commemoration of their British Citizenship, and were watched by family and friends.

Boris said: "Immigration has always played a crucial role in London's cultural vitality and economic success. This annual ceremony is about encouraging citizens to get fully involved in their local communities and contribute to the future of their new city. Many congratulations to all 38 new citizens and their families."

Chair of the London Assembly, Darren Johnson, added: "I am delighted to welcome London’s newest citizens to City Hall, and proud that they have chosen to make my country their own.

"The whole of the UK benefits from the incredible dynamism that migrants bring to our country and nowhere is this more evident than in London."

May 21, 2013