An active member of OICC UK and its European Regional Coordinator Sunil Kumar (Sunil Ravindran) is contesting the council elections in England. He is contesting from the Oakdale ward of Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole (BCP) Council. He is running as the Conservative Party candidate and Oakdale residents are urged to support Sunil Kumar in this election.
About Sunil Kumar:
Where do you live and how long have you been there ?
I have been living in Oakdale, Poole since 2005.
Do you have family?
Yes. My wife Nisha, has been working at Poole NHS trust We have got two boys, both born in Poole. The elder one Arjun, is 14 years old and studies at Poole grammar school whilst the younger one, Siddharth is 7 years old and attends Stanley green infant academy, Oakdale.
What is your job?
I work as a Technical Engineer at Honeywell
What are your hobbies and interests?
In one word I would say my hobby is playing cricket. I used to play cricket back in India, but when I moved to England started playing Cricket at Poole Park. Later I formed Dorset Indian Cricket Club, now a well-established cricket club. With my passion for cricket, I managed to build a team from the ground up, managed to enter into the Hampshire Cricket League and had won the regional division for a few years as well.
My other hobbies are gardening and listening to music.
But one thing I am very passionate about and at the same time makes me happy and satisfied is helping out with Social service and the community. Now I achieve that by working for the Indian Congress Party. As of now, I co-ordinate the Indian National Congress of Europe. I have conducted charity events every year supporting Julia’s House hospice. During the COVID pandemic time, we created ONE community group to support local people and international students by providing essential food items that have been recognised by REDCROSS.
What would you hope to achieve as a Councillor?
I would like to continue to serve the community I have lived in for the last two decades, especially Oakdale and Poole. I would like to work with the community and build a better town bit by bit. I am confident that I can achieve this with all my experience in the last few decades of working for the Congress Party of India and of course, the experience I gained since I joined the Conservative Party of England.