Awards for contributions of Islamic youths to their local community and to Scotland as a whole

The glittering event, led by First Minister Alex Salmond, recognised the contribution Islamic youths make to their local community and to Scotland as a whole. Hosted by comedian Jonathan Watson, the awards ceremony featured 12 categories and Omar scooped the top award within Arts and Entertainment. Omar said: “I was shocked to win this award. “I feel that this recognition is a mark of the hard work that I have put into my career and, more importantly, the work that I have undertaken within my local community to date.” Dedicated and passionate about the arts, 19-year-old Omar, who is studying for a Higher National Diploma in Acting and Performance at Reid Kerr, has already achieved success with the Comedy Unit on the BBC Radio 4 show Fags, Mags & Bags. His Islamic artwork is currently on display at the Art House Hotel in Glasgow to raise awareness and educate communities about Muslims and their views. His banner entitled ‘All Different But United’ has been used for various campaigns and also been seen on countless news channels. Morven Pringle, head of the Centre for Performing Arts at Reid Kerr, is full of praise for Omar.

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