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Jamal Khan was awarded the title of ‘Freedom of the City of London’

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Jamal Ahmad Khan, a Bangladeshi-origin British social worker from Sylhet’s Osmaninagar, has been awarded the UK’s oldest title ‘Freedom of the City of London’.

The award was handed over to Jamal Khan on Monday (January 22) at London’s traditional Guild Hall. At that time, his family members and dignitaries of the British Bangladeshi community were present.

The City of London Corporation holds the title Freedom of the City of London. Started in 1237, this honor was given only to British and Commonwealth citizens until 1996. After 1996 it was opened to all.

Earlier, many famous people including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Queen Mother Queen Elizabeth, King Charles, Princess Diana, Winston Churchill, Clement Attlee, Margaret Thatcher, Footballer Harry Kane, Nelson Mandela, Stephen Hawking were awarded the City of London Award.

After receiving the award, Jamal Ahmad Khan said, “This award is not only for me, but for the Bangladeshi community and the people of the world, I dedicated my honor to them.” I am proud to receive this award, Britain’s oldest. As I have worked in the past for community development, I will continue to work in the future.
I am respectful to everyone, want to work for people in UK and Bangladesh with everyone’s cooperation.
Sultan Mahmud Sharif, Shahgir Bakht Farooq, Abdul Ahad Chowdhury, Ahbab Hossain, Anshar Ahmad Ullah, Abdul Bachir, Golab Ali, Faizur Rahman Faiz, Ruhel Ahmad were present at the award ceremony.

In this context, United Kingdom Awami League President Sultan Mahmud Sharif said, ‘This achievement of Jamal Khan is a great honor for us. We are certainly proud. Besides, it is a source of pride for all of us as Bengalis. From his position, he will surely work to increase the honor and dignity of Bangladesh.

Jamal Khan is working for the socio-economic development of poor people through various social organizations in the country and abroad. Besides, he is serving as the Acting General Secretary of United Kingdom Jubo League.

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