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Queen's birthday honours for borough's heroes

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Dabirul Islam Choudhury, recognised with an OBE for charitable services during Covid-19.

Congratulatory messages have been pouring in for people from Tower Hamlets who have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list for their work and services to the borough and beyond.

 

One-hundred-year-old Dabirul Islam Choudhury,who fundraised for coronavirus relief and support earlier this year by walking 100 laps of his community garden during the fasting period of Ramadan, was recognised with an OBE for charitable services during Covid-19.

Professor Charles James Knight, clinical director and consultant cardiologist at Barts Health NHS Trust, was awarded an OBE for services to the NHS and people with heart disease.

Margaret Elizabeth Tracey,director of Mudchute Farm on the Isle of Dogs, received an OBE for services to the community on the island.

Elizabeth Ann Marshall, who is involved inheritage, faith and community work, including helping to set up Bow Foodbank, received an MBE for services to the community.

Anne Pauline Ewin,a mentor at Mulberry School for Girls, was recognised with an OBE for services to secondary education in the borough.

Syed Afsar Uddin,a teacher of Bengali at Oaklands Secondary School in Bethnal Green, was made an MBE for his services to education and the community in Tower Hamlets.

Sajjad Miah,chair of governors at Thomas Buxton Primary School, also received an MBE for services to the community in Tower Hamlets.

Bow-born rapper Dizzee Rascal, who returned to the borough earlier this year to help distribute food parcels to local families impacted by the pandemic, was made an MBE for his services to music.

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “I congratulate all the borough’s well-deserved Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients for their great work and selfless service to Tower Hamlets. It just goes to show the strength of our diverse community.”

 

Posted on Thursday 15th October 2020