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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
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
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."
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
The Youth Committee of the Muslim
Council of Britain organises the Awards every year given to three
winners. The three winners are selected on the basis of the
application form they submitted. Decisions are made solely on the
basis of the information provided on the application forms.
Tomorrow' event would be sponsored by
Helping Hands and the venue by Lord Sheikh of Cornhill and Alistair
Raylight Studios is contributing as
media partner whereas Dr Phyllis Starkey MP is extending her