Ansar Ahmed Ullah
Contributing Editor, Shottobani
London: Well known community activist Jamal Khan received Tower Hamlets Civic Award in a ceremony held on Friday 16 March at the Town Hall, Mulberry Place. He received the award from the Speaker Sabina Akhter and Mayor John Biggs. The award was given for his outstanding contributions to the Borough in the field of charitable & community work as a volunteer for the last two decades.
Since coming to the UK in 1996 Jamal Khan has tirelessly worked for the betterment of Tower Hamlets community. Some of his voluntary involvement has been with the Weavers Community Trust as its secretary, NEKH Welfare Foundation, an international charity, working for the welfare of the community in the UK and abroad, Balagonj Education Trust in Tower Hamlets and with the Bijoy Youth Group, a locally based charity working for the local disadvantaged community.
He is also the Organising Secretary of the Altab Ali Foundation which organises the annual commemoration of Altab Ali Day in Altab Ali Park. In addition, he is also a member of Shahid Minar (Martyrs Monument in Altab Ali Park) Committee which with the Council oversees the annual observation of International Mother Language Day on 20/21 February.