Slough MP addresses residents in three different languages to help fight Covid-19

Slough MP Tan Dhesi has addressed residents in three different languages concerning the importance of wearing face coverings to help fight Covid 19.

Mr Dhesi made the plea in English, Punjabi and Urdu in support of the area’s #OneSlough project.

Working with the town’s Resource Productions and community group, Apna Virsa, he recorded a series of videos using the three tongues. 

The majority of the videos went live this week across Apna Virsa and Slough CVS’ social media channels.

Punjabi and Urdu account for around 11 percent of main household languages spoken in Slough. 

Mr Dhesi said: “At times like these, reaching all sections of our diverse community is vital to keeping people safe.  Language is of course a powerful tool in doing this, so being multi-lingual, I’m particularly happy to lend my support to #OneSlough.”

Seema Kamboj, project manager at Apna Virsa, and Ramesh Kukar, chief executive of Slough CVS, which are delivering #OneSlough at ground level, both said: “We’re so grateful to Tan for really going the extra mile with us. We know he speaks many languages, so getting him to speak three is something of a coup for the project.”