14 Dec 2009
Tomorrow the Muslim Council of Britain’s Youth Committee will be announcing the winners of the Young Muslim Beacon Awards 2009 at an Awards Reception at Westminster House. The Awards which were first established in 2008 are aimed at ‘Recognising, Celebrating and Inspiring Excellence’ in the Muslim community, by showcasing three organisations / projects who have worked with and/or for young Muslims in the UK.
The event will be hosted by the Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari and Lord Sheikh of Cornhill. Also attending will be Alistair Burt MP, Opposition Assistant Chief Whip and Dr Phyllis Starkey MP, Chair of the Department for Communities and Local Government Select Committee.
Speaking ahead of the event Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari said `I hope these organisations serve as sources of inspiration for the excellent work they are undertaking in different parts of the country’.
Kawsar Zaman, Vice-Chair of MCB’s Youth Committee who is coordinating the event added `what is unique about these awards is that we will celebrate the achievements of three projects and organisations. These awards are about highlighting the fact that things are always a team effort and organisations as a whole contribute an incredible amount to the lives of young Muslims and wider society at large’.
Notes to Editors:
The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body with around 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools.
1. Young Muslim Beacon Awards 2009
2. The Youth Committee of the Muslim Council of Britain organised the Awards
3. There are only three winners each year
4. The three winners were selected on the basis of the application form they submitted. Decisions were made solely on the basis of the information provided on the application forms.
5. The event is kindly sponsored by Helping Hands and the venue by Lord Sheikh of Cornhill and Alistair Burt MP. We are grateful to Raylight Studios for their media services and Dr Phyllis Starkey MP for her support.