HISTORY was made last night (Wednesday) when Grays Thurrock councillor, Yash Gupta became the first Asian mayor of Thurrock.
“My dream has become a reality” said Yash as, surrounded by family and friends, he took the chains of office.
The new mayor has made a remarkable journey over the last fifty years and becoming mayor of Thurrock is clearly the culmination of all those achievement.
Mayor Gupta made a commitment in his acceptance speech to community engagement.
The mayor also announced that his chosen charities would be St Luke’s hospice and the Thurrock Community Chest.