The Hum Jawan awards were conferred on the youth of the province who have excelled in different fields of life and rendered great services for the country and society.
The awards were given at the concluding ceremony of the two-day Hum Jawan youth cultural festival held at the PIA Planetarium in Hayatabad on Sunday. The Sports and Youth Affairs Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, had organised the event to promote culture, heritage and history.
District Nazim Muhammad Asim Khan was the chief guest, while Deputy Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Adil Safi and Youth Affairs Assistant Director Arshad Hussain were also present.The award in art and culture went to Khumariyan, a band of musicians whose tunes are based on their native music, with a tinge of other native music of the world as well. The band comprises of Farhan Bogra, Shiraz Khan, Sparlay Rawail and Amer Shafiq, who have performed at national and international level.
Muhammad Shoaib, a journalist by profession, was the runner-up for Pakistan Idol, Jahangir Aziz Hayat, an award winning Pakistani singer, guitarist and composer won the awards. Hayat won awards for the Best Male Alternative Artist, Best Alternative Recording and Best Alternative Video Under $5,000 at the Indie Music Channel Awards 2012.
Sadia Umar, a poet, Dil Raj, a singer, Fareeda Irum, drama actress also received the art and culture awards.Mahnoor Jamal, aka Emjay, a young student of fashion design and a budding artist from Peshawar, is known for her beautiful portraits and stunning fashion illustrations won the creative artists award.
Others are Muhammad Rashid Ali Jadoon aka Rishi Jadoon, a creative graphic designer and photographer of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Yusra Baig, an emerging fashion designer, who received the awards.
Shahzad Haider, founder of Ranra Learning Centre, a library for garbage collectors, Aleina Ali Shah, a doctor from Chitral were given awards in education category. Rai Haris Manzoor, who made a record by passing the O-Level examination of the University of Cambridge at the age of nine years, Ibrahim Shahid, a world record holder with 23 A grades in GCE O-Level also received education awards.
In entrepreneur category, Darewro, a business venture by the fresh graduates of IMSciences Peshawar, Meena’s Delights, two sisters at a young age began an online business of desserts, cakes, cup cakes etc and in a very short span of time shot to fame, Savants Day Care & Learning School, is a child and family learning centre committed to nurturing the full capacity of children won awards.
Mahnoor Arbab, a budding entrepreneur was awarded. Nouman Ajmal, a final year MBBS student of Khyber Medical College, Pakistan youth leader and cultural ambassador at University of Massachusetts, USA, social worker, youth leader, reader, orator, social activist, traveller, hiker, sportsman and artist, Dr Maryam Alam Khan, an author of medical books, received awards in health category.
Azizullah Khan, a youngest district nazim of Dera Ismail Khan, Murad Saeed, a politician, who was elected to the National Assembly in the 2013 general election from Swat, Tufail Anjum, the youngest MPA from Mardan, Bibi Jan, a young girl of Chitral who is often given the title of Female “Robin Hood” as she is the pioneer female who raised her voice for the rights of women received awards in politicians category.
In Sports, the awards were conferred on Amir Atlas (squash), Zahoor Khan, a 9-time boxing national Gold Medalist from KP, Muhammad Asim, youngest and best athlete, Fahd Khawaja, table tennis champion, Murad Ali, national badminton champion 2011-2016.
The science & technology award went to Syed Azhar Shah, an entrepreneur from Mardan whose mission is to connect civil society organisations with technology and communications platforms, engineers of GIKI who manufactured car Buraq, Moxet Khan, founder of Pukhtoogle, Fayyaz Ahmad, founder of “MOSKILL”- Mosquitos killer device.
The special awards were conferred on Muhammad Aamar Khan, Youth Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ihsan, a Gold Medalist in Single Table Tennis National Para Games of 2014, Irfan, a Gold Medalist in both Single and Double Tennis National Para Games of 2014, Altaf, a holder of Silver Medal in Single Tennis National Para Games of 2014, Saira Shamsul Qamar, MNA and first female Poet of Lower Dir, Afshan Afridi, KP coordinator Disability Forum and Master trainer in disability sector, Sabeeha, a lecturer and Member Public Service Commission and Tayyaba Humayun, implementation officer at National Bank of Pakistan.
Wadan, a group of youngsters from Peshawar, who made a Wall of Kindness, where poor gets clothes and other stuff for free, Mehreen Afridi, who has been nominated for the N-Peace Awards 2014.
via the News