British Queen Elizabeth II will present Queen’s Young Leaders Award to an exceptional young man from Bangladesh at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London on Thursday. As the Commonwealth celebrates The Queen’s 90th birthday, this year’s Award winner, Osama Bin Noor, aged 25, has been recognised by The Queen for taking the lead in transforming the lives of others and making a lasting difference in his community. AP/UNB News Reported.
As a Queen’s Young Leader, he will be representing Bangladesh as he joins winners from 45 different Commonwealth countries in London for five days of high-level engagements, all designed to help them further their life-changing work. Before receiving their Queen’s Young Leaders Award at Buckingham Palace, the winners will visit 10 Downing Street and the UK headquarters of global social networking company Twitter, and meet senior executives at the BBC World Service.
They will also meet the Commonwealth Secretary General, take part in workshops at the University of Cambridge, have meetings with UK business leaders, and visit projects that are changing the lives of vulnerable people in the UK, according to British High Commission in Dhaka. Osama Bin Noor has been recognised for co-founding Youth Opportunities, an online platform advertising scholarships, internships and conferences.
Selected from a competitive process where thousands of young people from all over the Commonwealth applied to be a Queen’s Young Leader, Osama said: “I’m so happy to be a recipient of The Queen’s Young Leaders Award.” “To be recognised for my work and be presented with an Award by Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace is such a huge honour. I can’t wait to meet all the other winners in London and get involved in all the exciting activities that are taking place throughout the week,” he said.
This year’s Award winners are working to support others, raise awareness and inspire change on a variety of issues including education, climate change, gender, mental health and improving the lives of people with disabilities.