Lord Sheikh attended and spoke at a diversity luncheon organised by Amrit Maan, the owner of Punjab Restaurant. During his speech, Lord Sheikh referred to the contributions of Muslims during the two World Wars. He made the point that the role of Muslims during the World Wars is not widely acknowledged and more should be done to rectify this.
General Sir Gordon Messenger, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, was also a speaker. Other senior officers were in attendance, including some from the ethnic minorities.