Momin Saqib, a Pakistani citizen and former British student who became famous for his ‘Maro Mujhe Maro’ rant over the poor performance of the national cricket team during the 2019 Cricket World Cup was awarded a global award for his services during the coronavirus.
Recently, at the Commonwealth Youth Awards 2021, Momin Saqib, a Pakistani citizen and former British student, has been named the Commonwealth Youth COVID-19 Hero.
The award is given in recognition of the services of young people who are working for a meaningful change, a modern and integrated future.
The 2021 edition of the Commonwealth Youth Awards identifies 10 extraordinary young people who have collaborated with communities and set a positive example during the challenges posed by the global pandemic coronavirus.
Momin Saqib’s name is included in the Commonwealth Youth COVID-19 Hero in the Charitable Work category.
He started a charity campaign named ‘One Million Meals’ in March 2020 with British Pakistani restaurant and award-winning chef Raja Suleiman Raza, Arif Malik and a team of volunteers.
Momin Saqib’s work was backed by football legends David Beckham and Suleiman Raza, who provided hot meals to UK National Health Service (NHS) staff and others, including police, school staff and firefighters.
As of March 10, 47 hospitals, trusts and food banks had provided more than 100,000 food and beverages at more than 200 locations.
Momin Saqib’s work received widespread coverage in the British media, including the BBC, Sky News and The Guardian.
Momin Saqib had previously made history by becoming the first non-European president of King’s College London Students’ Union in 144 years and was awarded the Bush House Honorary Life Membership.
Kings College London said in a tweet on the social networking site Twitter: “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!.”
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
Momin Saqib, who was declared a Commonwealth COVID-19 hero said that he would like to thank all the volunteers who made this possible.
He also said that the skills he learned and relationships he made during his time as a student and staff member at King’s College London helped turn the idea into a reality.
After graduating from King’s College London, Momin Saqib is currently acting in Pakistani dramas and has also done modeling.
Momin Saqib is currently part of two dramas of the private channel ‘Raqs-e-Bismil’ and ‘Be Adab’.
Besides, Momin Saqib will also be a part of the upcoming production of renowned Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui.
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