It is great honor for the community that Mr. Abdul Basit Qamar Baqapuri received Canadian Medal Award on 100 Years Celebration of York West Region of Ontario.
The ceremony was held on December 6, 2014 at the Nile Academy Toronto. In this special public event distinguished VIPs and guests were present. Honorable Judy Sgro former Immigration Minister and Member of Parliament of York West region gave Medals to all the recipients. In her Keynote address she said:
“I am honored that today I am awarding the York West Centennial Citation Medal to all those individual and organizations for their ongoing and outstanding contributions to the people and communities of York West. As you may already know, 2014 is the l00th anniversary of York West and, with the passing of this important milestone, we have the opportunity to commemorate the truly special businesses, individuals, and groups that do so much to make our neighborhoods strong, diverse, and welcoming.”
While presenting the award to Abdul Basit Qamar Baqapuri, she added: “Congratulations!! you deserve this award for your continues service and commitment to entire York West Community. You are great asset to Canada as you have volunteered hundreds of volunteer hours for the betterment of the Community. Thank you Mr. Basit for all that you have done to make our communities a great place to live, work and play.”
Mr. Abdul Basit Qamar Baqapuri migrated to Canada over 2 decades from Qadian Darul Aman and served the York West Community in many ways. He remains the longest serving Chair of School Council for 23 years in Toronto District School Board. He served Humber River Regional Hospital as Muslim Chaplain. He organized many community events in the region with diverse multi ethnic communities.Mr. Abdul Basit Qamar Baqapauri is son of a Darwesh Qadian Maulana Mohammad Hafeez Baqapuri Ex Principal Jamia Ahmadiyya Qadian and Ex Editor of Badr Weekly.
He is maternal grandson of Hazrat Chaudhary Maula Bakhsh Sahib and Paternal grandson of Hazrat Moulvi Ismaeel Baqapuri Sahib (elder brother of famous companion Hazrat Moulvi Ibraheem Baqapuri Sahib.
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