Oslo (News Desk), August 11, 2017
A Norwegian Pakistani Organisation namely 14th August Committee Norway has given award to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his services in making bridge among human beings.
The award was given at a ceremony in connection with 70th birth anniversary of Pakistan in Oslo, the Norwegian capital.
Canadian Ambassador to Norway Mr Artur Wilczynski received the Bridge Building award on behalf of the prime minister from 14th Committee Head’s Aamir Javed Sheikh.
The ceremony was also attended by Norwegian PM Erna Solberg, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Norway Ms Riffat Masood and many other dignitaries including former prime minister of Norway Kjell Magne Bondevik, diplomats, society leaders and media persons.
In a statement, the 14th August Committee has said that the award for 2017 is conferred to Justin Trudeau for his constant efforts for peaceful resolution of the conflicts, for promotion of democracy and human rights, as well as his outstanding commitment to multicultural society.
The 14th committee’s head Mr Aamir Javed Sheikh who is a Norwegian Pakistani politician said, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau is such a person who is popular for his efforts for the humanity. He is a man who believes in the strength of a society, not only in his local community but he is also popular in world. Trudeau has the hope of hope and restraint in order to make these hopes a reality. Awards were also given to Oslo’s bishop Ole Christian M. Kvarme for a central role in inclusion, bridging between religions and different cultures.
An Award “Pride of Performance Award 2017” to Lubna Mehdi for her valuable efforts in her work to give children and young people the opportunity to participate in society in the same way as everyone else regardless of their functional and cultural background. She received award from ex member of Norwegian Parliament Ms Afshan Rafique.
The 14th August Committee has already given awards to Norway’s H.M. King Harald, Prime Minister Erna Solberg and other like Thorbjørn Jagland, Angelina Jolie and Malala Yusufzai.
The statement of Mr Aamir Sheikh said, the 14th August Committee is working to bridge the Norwegian and Pakistani communities, focusing on meeting places and dialogue, as well as raising Pakistani and Norwegians knowledge about each other’s culture, traditions and values. A cake design with Norway and Pakistan’s flags was also cut by together Norway’s PM, Pakistan’s Ambassador and Mr Aamir Sheikh.