Ansar Ahmed Ullah
Contributing Editor, Shottobani
London: Visiting Islamic Foundation delegation from Bangladesh comprising of Shamim Mohammed Afzal, Director General, Moulana Khizir Hayat Khan & Advocate Mosharraf Hossain Kajol were given a reception by Corby Mayor Cllr Mohammed Mujibur Rahman at Corby Borough Council in East Midlands on 24 May 2018.
Prior to reception Cllr Mohammed Mujibur Rahman was installed as the new Mayor, for the second time, of Corby at Corby Borough Council’s Annual Council meeting.
As the new Mayor Cllr Rahman said, ‘I am so proud and honoured to be elected Mayor of this great, vibrant and diverse town. Having arrived in the UK in 1979 from Bangladesh as a British citizen by decent Corby became home from 1989. I am proud to call Corby my home and have always felt welcome. I look forward to representing our wonderful Borough and community again over my upcoming year as Mayor.’
Following the reception, the Islamic Foundation guests including Jamal Khan, Shah Mustafizur Rahman Belal & Muthahir Ali amongst others were served Iftar at a local restaurant. At the Iftar Shamim Mohammed Afzal, Director General of Islamic Foundation said that Islam is a religion of peace co existing with all faiths promoting community cohesion.