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(L-R) Bilal Bin Saqib, Momin Saqib, Raja Suleman Raza and Muhammad Arif Anis. Picture: Geo.television

LONDON: British Prime Minister Borris Johnson has honoured and recognised the One Million Meals marketing campaign based by 4 Pakistanis via the Factors of Gentle Award on Thursday.

Bilal Bin Saqib, Momin Saqib, Raja Suleman Raza and Muhammad Arif Anis launched the ‘One Million Meals’ marketing campaign through the lockdown in 2020, which has seen over 100,000 meals despatched to the Nationwide Well being Service (NHS) and key employees, the homeless, and folks in want.

The award was accorded to recognise the extraordinary providers of the social employees.

Making change in neighborhood

Factors of Gentle are excellent particular person volunteers – people who find themselves making a change of their neighborhood. 

First established by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, UK Factors of Gentle was developed in partnership with the US programme and launched within the Cupboard Room at 10 Downing Road in April 2014.

Since then, a whole lot of individuals have been named Factors of Gentle by the prime minister, highlighting an infinite array of modern and inspirational volunteering throughout the size and breadth of Britain.

The One Million Meals marketing campaign has acquired help from sporting stars comparable to former footballer David Beckham and boxer Amir Khan and has impressed a whole lot of volunteers to assist with communications and deliveries, and native corporations who donated meals and wholesome drinks.

Working in additional than 200 places

Working in additional than 200 places via 47 hospitals, trusts and meals banks, the initiative goals to proceed offering nutritious meals while the nation recovers from COVID-19.

Raja Suleman Raza, who can be chief govt of a restaurant chain that initiated the donations to the ‘One Million Meals’ marketing campaign, stated:” It is an absolute honour for me to be recognised for the Points of Light Award by the Prime Minister for our efforts during this pandemic.”

“This award means a lot to me, I intend to continue serving the vulnerable communities around us who are further exposed to larger risk due to this pandemic and require our support more than ever before,” he added.

‘Humbling second’

In the meantime, Muhammad Arif Anis, an creator and skilled on management, stated: “It is a humbling moment to be recognised by the Prime Minister. The real honour has been to serve humanity in the moment of trial. The One Million Meals campaign was a Pakistani Diaspora response to a humanitarian crisis above any divisions in society.”

“It was a response above the lines of race, ethnicity and religion, exhibiting a British spirit that is needed now, more than ever,” he added.

Learn extra: British-Pakistani Momin Saqib named Commonwealth Youth COVID-19 Hero 2021

Alternatively, Bilal stated that he’s extraordinarily humbled to have acquired this recognition from the honourable Prime Minister himself. 

Pure intent

“Our ongoing work for communities has been with the pure intent of improving lives as much as we possibly can,” he shared, including that offering ease in water accessibility to the water-deprived communities has at all times been a trigger that is near his coronary heart.

Taking the identical notion ahead, Momin stated: “Not just is this a huge honour, but it’s extremely encouraging to be a recipient of the Points of Light Award by the respected Prime Minister. I believe serving society has to be at the core of our being. We as global citizens must work towards making this world a better place in whatever capacity we can!”

UK Prime Minister’s Workplace launched this information in the present day to coincide with Eid-ul-Fitr as thousands and thousands of Muslims in the UK are celebrating the top of the holy month of Ramadan.

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