Khurram Khan named Younger Victorian of the year

Khurram Khan with his brother and sister Fadial Rahman and Wareesha Raham. Picture: David Crosling.

Khurram Khan, a School of Biomedical Sciences student, was named Younger Victorian of the year, in Victoria’s 165th birthday celebrations, commemorating Victoria’s independence since separation from New South Wales on 1st July 1851.

Khurram, who arrived in Australia three years ago from Pakistan, volunteers with Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning.

Khurram, originally from Pakistan, said he really enjoyed volunteering.

“It’s our responsibility. Too many of us don’t consider it our responsibility.”

He said his work was rewarded through what he learned, experienced and exposed to.

Those recognised with 2016 Victoria awards are:

VICTORIAN OF THE YEAR: Dr Alan Finkel

YOUNGER VICTORIAN OF THE YEAR: Khurram Jahangir Khan

GOOD CORPORATE CITIZEN: Vic Super, in recognition of its focus of doing business in a sustainable way

COMMUNITY ORGANISATION: St Kilda Mums, a volunteer not-for-profit organisation that rehomes new and preloved baby goods and nursery equipment to families in need, earned recognition as our Community Organisation of the Year.

THE ARTS AWARD: Bendigo Art Gallery which has a reputation for presenting innovative international exhibitions alongside a dynamic and varied suite of public programs and events.

Victoria Day Council Chairman Mr Norman Kennedy said Victoria Day was an important occasion for the community to reflect on Victoria’s unique history and heritage.

“It is also an excellent opportunity for us to look to those community members who have made outstanding contributions to their fellow community members and celebrate their achievements,” he said.

This story is based on article in Herald Sun on 1st July 2016. Click here to read the original.