We are pleased to share that on the afternoon of Thursday 7th October, President Naushad Jivraj along with volunteers and representatives of the Ismaili CIVIC team were invited to attend City Hall in London to meet the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to present our Ismaili CIVIC pledge of undertaking 100,000 hours of voluntary service.

During this 20 minute meeting, President Naushad Jivraj presented the Mayor with a glass plaque on behalf of the Jamat. The inscription on the plaque states: Ismaili CIVIC, on behalf of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community, pledges to undertake 100,000 hours of voluntary service to the United Kingdom; an endeavour to improve the quality of life of the communities in which we live.

This plaque will tour each Jamatkhana in the United Kingdom giving the Jamat the opportunity to see and take photos with a replica of what was presented to the Mayor.

Meeting with Ismaili CIVIC volunteers at City Hall, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: “For decades the Ismaili Muslims have been a beacon for communities across the UK, and as Mayor, I am incredibly proud to have a significant presence of Ismailis living in London. The Ismaili CIVIC initiative is really inspirational and I feel privileged to accept this pledge of 100,000 hours of voluntary service as a wonderful example of active citizenship. Thank you for all you are doing in our society.”

Following the presentation, President Naushad Jivraj shared the following: "I was delighted to be able to receive the well wishes from the Mayor on behalf of all our Ismaili volunteers - recognising their hard work, dedication and commitment to serving humanity and caring for others."

We would like to extend our heartiest Mubaraki to the UK Jamat on the recognition of this wonderful voluntary seva.

Watch the video of the presentation below: