Mr Nazir Gets Milton Keynes Mayor’s Local Hero Award

Saeed Nazir, Science Teacher at St Paul’s, was presented with the Mayor’s Local Heroes Award by Cllr Andrew Geary, Mayor of Milton Keynes. Mr Nazir received the award in acknowledgement of the outstanding work he and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) did to support the local community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The work included city wide litter picking, food parcels and medication drop offs, as well as delivering free school meals to all those in need.

Speaking about his award, Mr Nazir, who is the Local Muslim Youth Leader for Milton Keynes, said: “On behalf of AMYA, I accept this award with the utmost humility and thank both the Mayor and the whole Milton Keynes community. In serving the local community, we have had the opportunity to meet and work with so many fantastic volunteers and organisations across the region. To all of you, THANK YOU and God bless you.

“As members of AMYA, we have always taken very seriously the Islamic principle that it is the duty of every Muslim to serve his or her neighbours and wider community, regardless of belief or background. We are all brothers and sisters in humanity and need to pull together, particularly during these challenging times.”

Jo-Anne Hoarty, Headteacher at St Paul’s, said: “Mr Nazir’s community spirit embodies the ethos of our school. We are delighted that he and AMYA have been recognised for their excellent work.”

The AMYA looks to aid in the development of young Muslims. The organisation has been particularly successful in ensuring that its members are a source of peace for the society around them. They are regularly seen in markets, stations and high streets preaching their Islamic motto of ‘Love for All Hatred for None.’ You can learn more about the community on the website

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