A COLLEGE principal has spoken of her pride at receiving her Damehood from The Prince of Wales.
Rangemore resident Asha Khemka, who was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours List, was presented with the honour at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Dame Asha – who is principal and chief executive of West Nottinghamshire College, in Mansfield – is the first Indian-born woman for 83 years to be awarded the honour, which was in recognition of her services to education.
She said: “I am rarely lost for words, yet I am finding it difficult to express how proud and honoured I feel.
“This is without doubt one of the proudest moments of my life, along with my wedding day, the births of my three children and becoming a college principal.”