Community News (V16-I14)

March 27, 2014 by  


Presentation on Hajj to Rotarians

HOUSTON,TX–The Woodlands Rotary Club recently featured a talk on the Hajj. Dr. Abbas Jafri said his recent performance of Hajj was an experience of a lifetime.

During the journey, “One is stripped of all material visages of affluence and status and made to feel one with his fellow pilgrims. The event is overseen by 95,000 security forces and brings approximately $16.5 billion in revenue to Saudi Arabia. The primary lessons I took from this experience were patience, humility, unity, spirituality and gratitude.”

Mo Khan wins Democratic primary

Mo Khan, a law student,edged out his rival to win the 20th House District Democratic primary election race in Illinois.

Khan said he was already making preparations for a general election battle against Republican state Rep. Michael McAuliffe, a 17-year incumbent.

The 20th House District includes portions of the near Northwest suburbs and Chicago’s Northwest Side.

Tariq Khan elected president of McGill’s students society

Engineering student Tariq Khan was elected president of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU)  for the year 2014-15. Khan’s platform revolved around accountability at SSMU and creating more jobs on campus for students.

“I feel as if this is a victory of diversity, it’s the toughest thing that I’ve done in my life and there’s a lot of trust that needs to be won, built,” Khan told The McGill Daily, but added that there was work to do on creating a cohesive executive. “I think we have a very strong team, but we need to obviously sit down together, we have to earn each other’s trust.”

Prior to being elected as President, Khan served as Engineering Representative to SSMU Council during the 2011-12 academic year. This year, he was the Interest Group Coordinator, where he worked under the Clubs & Services portfolio.

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