Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed hope that the day is not far away when a British-Asian will get nominated as UK Prime Minister.
"One day, I want to hear that title Prime Minister followed by a British-Asian name," he said while speaking at the annual GG2 Leadership Awards on Wednesday night, reported PTI.
"Just not immediately, if that's ok," he added on a lighter note indirectly hinting at the upcoming May 2015 general election in Britain.
Observing that Britain still has too few people from ethnic minorities in top positions, he said, "What makes Britain a success is that every community has a hand in it... but frankly it is still not enough."
He then noted that their absence was 'glaring' especially in "boardrooms, chambers of Houses of Parliament, on football manager's benches, on high court judges' benches and in our fighter jets and naval ships."
"And, I am clear, this has to change," he said prior to the presenting the 2014 GG2 Man and Woman of the Year Awards.
The 2014 Man of the Year Award was clinched by Indian-origin businessman Rami Ranger, CEO of Sun Mark Limited, who Cameron noted is a "brilliant entrepreneur".
Woman of the Year was given to Dame Asha Khemka, principal of West Nottinghamshire College, for her contribution in the field of education.
"I am truly humbled by this award. I often say, India made me and Britain enabled me. My heart lies in India and my soul in Britain," she said in her acceptance speech.
The event also saw the launch of the 'Power 101 Britain's Most Influential Asians 2015' list, which this year was topped by the UK secretary of state for culture, media and sports, Sajid Javid. He is hailed as the first Asian to be promoted to the UK Cabinet. Javid in his acceptance speech dedicated his award to his Indian father and Pakistani mother.
The number two on 'Power 101 Britain's Most Influential Asians 2015' list this year was Pakistani teenage campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who last year held the top spot.
Indian-origin Labour MP Keith Vaz took the third place, while Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi N Mittal and Hinduja brothers were ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.
The Asian Media and Marketing Group, publishers of 'Garvi Gujarat' newspaper from where the name GG2 is derived, organised the event.