Norway honours Pakistani-origin Aziz ur Rehman for extraordinary welfare work

Syed Sibtain Shah
Rehman works for welfare of the immigrant communities in Norway-Geo News

Norwegian Government Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (BUFDIR) presented its special award to a Norwegian Pakistani Aziz ur Rehman for his extra-ordinary efforts for welfare of the children and young people with minority backgrounds

Rehman works for welfare of the immigrant communities in Norway.

BUFDIR, which is a special body of Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion (BLD) confers the award titled, “Årets Forbilde” (Role Model for the year) after every two years.

A ceremony was held at Nobel Peace Center Oslo in the Norwegian Capital on Monday during which Minister for Children and Equality, Ms Linda Hofstad Helleland handed over this award to Rehman.

Rehman, an intellectual, broadcaster and social worker, is also the chairman of the Council for Immigration Organisations, an elected body at local government in Oslo. He voluntarily worked for the people with foreign background at Søndre Nordstrand locality in Oslo for many years. He is also running a Radio named “Voice of Oslo”, which is aimed at foreigners based in this locality with social commitment.

Rehman thanked the directorate for giving him the award.

"Really, the children and youths with minority backgrounds need role models for their better future. They have many good opportunities in the society but they need motivations," he said.

Aziz also announced to utilise the prize money on 50,000 Norwegian Kroner for the welfare of children and young people in the immigrant community in Søndre Nordstrand Oslo.