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Ashima Singh was awarded the 'Paul Harris Fellow Sapphire', the highest award of Rotary Foundation

It is a great honour for Ashima Singh to be the first Indian-born lawyer to be granted Notary Public.


We would like to congratulate Ashima Singh, Co-founder and Partner at Legal Associates, on her appointment as a Notary Public by the New Zealand Society of Notaries.


This great achievement adds to Ashima's extensive list of accomplishments, which include being named Inspiring Ethnic Business Women 2022 at the Women4Women Inaugural Ethnic Women Awards, Exceptional Services to Communities 2019 at the Indian Newslink Community Awards, and Businesswomen of the Year 2016 at the Indian Business Awards.


Ashima's drive to empower people in our migrant communities by providing legal representation to all communities is admirable. Legal Associates has educated the community about their legal rights and provided free preliminary legal advice to prospective clients and those who cannot afford legal representation through Ashima’s free legal clinic held at her office premises every Saturday during the school year.




Based on her 10 years of service to the wider Indian Diaspora and becoming the first Indian born Notary Public.

Ashima Singh was selected to receive this recognition because Rotary Club Papatoetoe Central believes that your life exemplifies the humanitarian and educational objectives of The Rotary Foundation. We thank you for demonstrating in your life and vocation a commitment to helping persons in need here and around the world.

Therefore, it gives me great pleasure to present to you on the behalf of Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, the emblems of a Paul Harris Fellow Sapphire. The Sapphire states that you have been named a Paul Harris Fellow which is the next level up, “in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance give for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations between peoples of the world.”


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