Kishor Mistry

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"Kishor left school at the age of 16 to start his career as an engineering apprentice. He then went into the telecommunication industry by joining the General Post Office (GPO). At the age of 20 he was a 'youth in training’, installing small switchboards and lines into customer premises.

"Kishor started work with BT in 1978. Part of his current job is to promote IT and broadband to local businesses, schools, colleges and local community groups. He has been nominated for a number of awards from BT and he was also nominated by BT to attend the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. He has been involved in various charity fundraising opportunities over the last 30 years and those charities include LOROS and Childline (supported by BT).

"Kishor has also been involved with the National Space Centre, where he sat on the Committee of the Kalapana Chawala Foundation, which aims to raise the awareness of science and education for young people and under-privileged community groups. Through this work he made a number of high profile contacts, including the High Commissioner of India, His Excellency Kamlesh Sharma, who was invited to the National Space Centre to see the work being carried out in the name of the Indian Astronaut, Kalpana Chawala. After visiting, the High Commissioner sent two students from universities in the UK to visit the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Bangalore. The visit took place in October 2007 and Kishor and the students were taken to see the Indian Space Research program, satellite tracking division and satellite launch pad in Sri Hari Kota."[1]


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  1. Kishor Mistry, ambassadors, accessed September 27, 2015.