Reception Honouring Mike Shaikh, CA
[Calgary, Alberta] - August 6, 2023, an incredible event took place in Calgary to honor Mr. Mike Shaikh for his remarkable dedication to humanitarian causes and his outstanding contributions to the community. The Canadian Muslims for Peace and Justice (CMPJ) organized a prestigious dinner reception at a local banquet hall, and it was truly a night to remember.
The evening began with a beautiful recitation of the Holy Quran, setting a tone of unity, compassion, and celebration of service. Dr. Sameena Bajwa, Chair of CMPJ, warmly welcomed the distinguished guests and introduced the organization, highlighting their commitment to promoting peace, justice, and community welfare in Calgary and beyond.
Mr. Mike Shaikh, a true humanitarian, tireless volunteer, and philanthropist, has been recognized with the highest civil award of Canada, the 'Order of Canada,' for his exceptional contributions to society. The event was graced by the presence of esteemed dignitaries, including Hon. Lois Mitchell, former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Hon. Jyoti Gondek, Mayor of Calgary, and several Members of Parliament and Alberta Ministers.
These dignitaries added great significance to the evening and paid heartfelt tributes to Mike Shaikh for his relentless efforts in making a positive impact on the lives of others. The Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Alberta also sent congratulatory letters, commending Mike for his outstanding achievements.
Dr. Sameena Bajwa, the Chair of CMPJ, expressed her admiration for Mike's dedication and shared the significant achievements of CMPJ, including raising funds for scholarships at the University of Calgary and hosting seminars on important topics like Islamophobia and the idea of a 2-State Nation.
In his vote of thanks, CMPJ Secretary, Mashhood Qazi, expressed gratitude to everyone involved, including attendees, Mike's wife Linda, his extended family, friends, volunteers, CMPJ Board Members and Trustees, media friends, community leaders, and the organizing team. He emphasized how their efforts contributed to making the event a resounding success.
"I am immensely grateful to each one of you for joining us tonight to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Mike Shaikh. Your presence has made this occasion truly memorable, and together, we honor Mike's commitment to humanitarian work and his unyielding dedication to creating a more prosperous and caring society," said Mashhood Qazi.
The event truly showcased the power of unity and collaboration in fostering positive change. It highlighted the importance of recognizing exemplary individuals like Mike Shaikh, whose contributions inspire us all to strive for a better future.