Sheikh Community Unity Award Ceremony
The City of Moscow Human Rights Commission will host the biennial Ismat Ara and Abdul Mannan Sheikh Community Unity Award Ceremony. The ceremony will be held in the Great Room of the 1912 Center located at 412 E. Third Street, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14. The Moscow community is invited to join the Human Rights Commission in celebrating the 2019 award winner to be announced at the ceremony.
The award is to honor the memory of two outstanding Moscow citizens, Ismat Ara Sheikh and her husband, Abdul Mannan Sheikh, who demonstrated the meaning of community unity in their personal lives and outreach to the Moscow community. This was marked in particular with their open invitation to the community Thanksgiving meals they hosted for many years in Moscow.
The Ismat Ara and Abdul Mannan Sheikh Community Unity Award is a biennial civic award to highlight and honor the achievements of a Moscow citizen or group who have made outstanding commitments to community unity. And who has a history of significant effort on behalf of diversity and human rights in Moscow and the surrounding community.
The event will include an award for the recipient and the inclusion of their name on a central plaque housed in City Hall as well as a commemorative rock plaque in East City Park to honor the Sheikhs and the award recipient.