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The Muslim News Awards for Excellence gala dinner event

24th Mar 2013

Over 500 people will be attending the coveted The Muslim News Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner on Monday 25 March in central London to what is promised to be an unforgettable celebration of Muslim talent and their contributions to British society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence is a high-profile gala ceremony showcasing the best of British Muslim talent and is hosted by The Muslim News, the country’s largest ethnic minority newspaper.

Guest of Honour at the event, Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, said: “I am pleased and honoured to be taking part in this year’s Muslim News Award ceremony, celebrating the achievements of some real role models in our community. This is a great chance to recognise their valuable contribution to citizenship and to British life.”

All party leaders have sent messages of support to the event.

Prime Minister, David Cameron said: “I am delighted to send my best wishes to everyone attending. And let me congratulate all those nominated for this year’s Muslim News Awards for Excellence.

“They, like other unsung heroes in communities up and down the UK, are the heart of our society and inspirational role models for future generations. I warmly welcome any endeavour which recognises and celebrates their achievements and hope that the Muslim News Awards continues to go from strength to strength.”

Ed Miliband, Opposition Leader said: “I want to send my greetings to everybody involved in the eleventh Muslim News Awards for Excellence.

“The Muslim News plays an important role in the Muslim community, both giving voice to the community as a whole and giving expression to the diverse range of views within it.

“I am pleased to see the Awards going from strength to strength. They are an effective way to recognise not only excellence in business, sports, arts, and technology, but also to publicly praise those who have served both the Muslim and the wider communities.

“I want to congratulate tonight’s organisers, nominees and winners, and wish you all the very best for the future.”

Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of Liberal Democrats, said: “Once again, I am delighted to support the Muslim News Awards for Excellence.

“All of the winners and nominees have truly inspirational stories, setting the standard not just for the Muslim community but our society as a whole. I am proud of the rich and diverse tapestry that makes up our society.”

Ahmed J Versi, Editor of The Muslim News says: “The awards ceremony showcases the brilliance of the British Muslim community – huge contributions made by diverse men, women and young people from around the country.”

“We are celebrating talents in our community, not only excelling in their respective professions but also contributing to the society.”
Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, Shadow Justice Secretary, Sadiq Khan and Attorney General, Dominic Grieve will also be attending the event.


For further information and to interview any of the shortlisted people and/or the Editor, Ahmed J Versi, please ring 020 8863 8586

• Full list of the shortlisted people is on our website:

• The event will be held on Monday 25 March at a central London hotel

• Those media wanting to attend the event, MUST register by 24 March

• The programme begins at 5.30 with Reception and the awards commences at 6.30pm

• TV footage and still photographs will be provided by The Muslim News.


020 8863 8586 or 077 68241 325

For further information contact us on 020 8863 8586 or 077 68 241 325. Please acknowledge The Muslim News when using the press release


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