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Asad Choudhury receives Mayor’s civic award

April 5, 2011

Asad and Rupert in a celebratory mood at the Town Hall awards ceremony

Asad Choudhury of the Islington Bangladeshi Association was recognised by the Islington community at the Mayor’s civic awards ceremony on March 24th.

Asad was one of many dozen nominees who were whittled down to a short list of people who have given outstanding service to our Borough.

Cllr Rupert Perry had nominated Asad and, speaking at the awards ceremony, Rupert praised Asad’s extensive contribution to our community. He said:

“Asad Choudhury came to Britain in the early 1980s. He soon was involved in the community and in the establishment of an association for local Bangladeshis.  Asad has worked with the Bangladeshi community for over 25 years. The Association has been providing help and advice, as well as health improvement projects, lunch clubs, employment and training and more besides.

During the 25 years, there have been numerous obstacles to overcome, and in 2000, with the change in Council administration, funding was withdrawn. Despite pressure to close down, knowing that the needs of the Bangladeshi Community still needed to be addressed, Asad and his team continued to work without Council aid, and over time developed and expanded the organisation.

The good work of IBA is now recognised by many including the NHS, the Council and the Cripplegate and Richard Cloudesley Charities. It its great to see that this good work is recognised in this year’s Mayor’s Civic Awards.”

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  1. Diana Shelley permalink
    April 5, 2011 3:33 pm

    Congratulations to Asad! A well-deserved recognition of his hard work.

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