MANCHESTER: Pakistani-origin Greater Manchester High Sheriff Dr Robina Shah will receive a Norwegian Organisation’s special award for her extraordinary volunteer services in the United Kingdom (UK).
Originally from Rawalpindi, Shah, a senior lecturer at the University of Manchester was officially installed as the high Sheriff on April 12.
Organised by the Pakistan Union Norway, the ceremony will be held on August 25 in Oslo and will be attended by the Norwegian Minister for Culture Trine Skei Grande.
Speaking to a private TV channel, Shah said she was honoured to receive the award.
“It is a huge privilege to be the custodian of this historic public service role in order to serve the people of Greater Manchester with dignity, humility and sincerity throughout my year of office,” she said.
In her message to the youth, she said the younger generation has the ability to achieve their goals.
“There are challenges and hardships but the European youth has the ability to deal with these challenges,” she said.
“We should learn from our mistakes in the past and try our best to avoid mistakes in the future,” she added.
Pakistani-origin European journalists Munawar Sharaqpuri and Ruqiya Koser will also receive awards at the ceremony.