Two Muslim students among Congressional Award recipients
The Congressional Award is the United States Congressâ€™ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14- to 23-year-olds. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas; Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration.
There are at least two Muslim students among this yearâ€™s gold medal recipients: Mahroosa Haideri of Kansas City and Noshin Khan of Islip, New York.
Sana Syed hired–new spokesperson of Dallas
Sana Syed has been hired as the new spokesperson for the City of Dallas. She was earlier Communication Coordinator for the City of Arlington and earlier worked as a reporter for various TV channels including CBS and Fox. She has a masterâ€™s degree from the Texas Christian University.
Senator Barnes honored by AMPAC
The American Muslim Council Political Awareness Committee (AMCPAC) based in Edison honored New Jersey Senator Peter Barnes with the Community Engagement Award for his commitment to the South Asian community in New Jersey at the Annual Interfaith Iftar during the last week of Ramadan.
AMCPAC is a New Jersey-based organization that promotes Muslim civic participation in the United States of America. The Mission of American Muslim Council is to organize the American Muslim community in all aspects of American life through engagement in public and civic affairs, politics and community outreach.
â€œAmerican Muslims are part of the fabric of American society,â€ said Sam Khan, AMCPAC founder & Chairman. â€œThe purpose of this Iftar is for our community to break bread with our Christian, Jewish and Hindu brethren during the month of Ramadan so we can come together to honor those who share our values of community service and working for the good of humanity.â€ American Muslims across New Jersey are currently observing the holy month of Ramadan where they fast from dawn to sunset in an effort to empathize with the hungry and homeless across New Jersey.
The Annual Interfaith Iftar brought together people from different faith communities across New Jersey to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan with New Jersey Muslim leaders.