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Kindness.org tribute to my mother Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano

Kindness.org tribute to my mother Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano

MY KINDNESS.ORG TRIBUTE TO MY MOTHER MRS MESHAR MUMTAZ BANO

My tribute to my mother Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano via Kindess.org via Instagram

The 1st August 2017 marks my mother’s 65th birthday.

My beloved mother was a ‘courageous woman, she was my first school of thought, love, compassion and my paradise.’

Mum was an extraordinarily humble, kind and charismatic lady.

She could strike up a conversation with anyone. An empathetic listener, amazing chef and gardener, she possessed a sharp wit and humour that would instantly lift your spirits.

Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano at Ski Dubai, UAE with The Little Fair Trade Shop

Yes! She had a beautiful smile. Never once did she complain about her cancer and all those horrible treatments. She was so calm and graceful even during the most difficult times.

Nothing was ever too much for her and she would go out of her way to help loved ones and strangers.

Strangers would always compliment and thank her for her warm friendly nature.

‘Be kind to everyone you meet because they have been sent from above, she used to say.’

A single parent Mum devoted her entire life to her 3 children and her magnanimous heart and selfless nature compelled to support others in dire straits.

She taught us to be kind and compassionate because as a young woman she had suffered immense hardship, racism and inequality while contributing to British society.

A survivor of domestic abuse she became a vocal advocate for women’s education empowerment and fairtrade.

Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano at The Little Fair Trade Shop stand JBR, Dubai, UAE

She was a staunch supporter of my fairtrade campaigning and social entrepreneurship. ‘People will always remember how you made them feel so be kind and generous, she would remind us.’

‘SHE WAS MY BEAUTIFUL ANGEL WITH A PURE HEART OF GOLD.’

Thank you for your strength, optimism and unconditional love.

I miss you so much!

Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano at Ann Hathaway's Garden, UK

I can only pray you are at peace and enjoying a posh afternoon tea with your sisters and Nana in your very own Anne Hathaway’s Garden.

May (God) Allah subhana wa'tala bless you with a beautiful seat in Jannat ul Ferdose (Paradise). Aameen.

Love and prayers always

Yours eternally
Sabeena XXX”

Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano and Sabeena Ahmed celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 - Dubai UAE

Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano and Sabeena Ahmed celebrate

Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 - Dubai, UAE

 

VIDEO TRIBUTE TO MY BELOVED MOTHER

MRS MESHAR MUMTAZ BANO

 

Further Reading and Links

Kindness.org via Instagram - Tribute to Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano

Totally Bobbles Pink Fair Trade Bag





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THRIVE LDN - Great Mental Health Day Webinars January 2024 (English and Urdu)

My sister sent me links to webinars about Great Mental Health Day which took place 26th January 2024.

I am grateful to all the guest speakers and trainers who took time out of their busy schedules to talk about Suicide Prevention, Bereavement and Write to Speak Your Poetry.

Translation in Urdu

میری بہن نے مجھے عظیم دماغی صحت کے دن کے بارے میں ویبینرز کے لنکس بھیجے جو 26 جنوری 2024 کو ہوا تھا۔

میں ان تمام مہمان مقررین اور ٹرینرز کا مشکور ہوں جنہوں نے اپنے مصروف شیڈول میں سے وقت نکال کر خودکشی کی روک تھام، سوگ اور اپنی شاعری لکھنے کے بارے میں بات کی۔


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January 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary
January 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my fair trade friends and family around the world.

My right shoulder is still very painful and inflamed again and I have struggled to type this blog.

Despite my pain I managed to attend a webinar and record videos about PIE Community members expressing an interest to join.

I joined a couple of sessions about Mental Health and Suicide Training.

These sessions were organised by THRIVE LDN.

Translation in Urdu

نیا سال مبارک ہو!

دنیا بھر میں میرے تمام منصفانہ تجارتی دوستوں اور اہل خانہ کو نیا سال مبارک ہو۔

میرا دایاں کندھا اب بھی بہت تکلیف دہ ہے اور دوبارہ سوجن ہے اور میں نے اس بلاگ کو ٹائپ کرنے کے لیے جدوجہد کی ہے۔

اپنی تکلیف کے باوجود میں ایک ویبنار میں شرکت کرنے اور کمیونٹی کے ممبران کے بارے میں ویڈیوز ریکارڈ کرنے میں کامیاب ہو گی جو اس میں شامل ہونے میں دلچسپی کا اظہار کرتے ہیں۔

میں دماغی صحت اور خودکشی کی تربیت کے بارے میں کچھ سیشنز میں شامل ہوے۔

ان سیشنز کا اہتمام THRIVE LDN نے کیا تھا۔

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Expression of interest to join World Pulse's Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee  (PIE) - February 2024
Expression of interest to join World Pulse's Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee (PIE) - February 2024

During December 2023 I was invited to join the Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee (PIE) ad hoc sub group to encourage and motivate new World Pulse Community members to join.

Despite my poor health and painful right shoulder I have recorded a video in English, edited it and added subtitles in English and Urdu.

Please kindly click below to apply as a member of the Powershift Excellence Committee.

Application Form link https://forms.gle/TUDeGiXwTtzqv4oh6

The date for the submission of the application form is the 2nd February 2024, but this date could be extended. 

I forget to mention in the video that Community members must adhere to the following criteria:

1. Applicants must be World Pulse Community Members for 2 years.

2. Applicants must be World Pulse badge holders.

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