A proud moment for Pakistan nation,Momin Saqib awarded by commonwealth as Commonwealth Hero of COVID-19.
At the 2021 awards ceremony, the Commonwealth named British-Pakistani student Momin Saqib the COVID-19 hero of youth.
The Commonwealth Awards recognize and reward the efforts of young people around the world.
These awards are reserved for young people who are actively committed to making positive change in the world and whose work has an impact on the people and communities around them.
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The 2021 edition of the awards featured ten exceptional young people who did everything they could to support communities and help those around them in the challenging times of the global pandemic.
The initiative, also backed by famed football legend David Beckham, was an emergency response to the UK’s Covid-19 crisis to provide free hot meals to the National Health Service (NHS) and other key personnel, including the police,School staff and firefighters.
In Pakistan, Saqib Momin became completely famous for his viral video “Maro Mujhe Maro” during the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Saqib was elected the first non-EU student union president at King’s College London a few years ago in 144 years ago and also received an honorary membership with a permanent plaque in the famous Bush House.
Congratulations to @mominsaqib (@KCLalumni, former @kclsu President & King's staff) on being named a Commonwealth Youth COVID-19 Hero at the 2021 #CommonwealthYouth Awards for co-founding @onemillionmeals!🎉@commonwealthsec @serviceatkings #WeAreTogether https://t.co/erm9VgoK6j— King's College London (@KingsCollegeLon) March 11, 2021
@mominsaqib is no stranger to doing good and mobilising the power of people. Last year, as the #COVID19 pandemic struck, he co-founded @onemillionmeals – an initiative to provide healthy meals to @NHSuk frontline staff and key workers. pic.twitter.com/hSS0iN1nY0— KCL Alumni (@KCLalumni) March 12, 2021