New York- Muslim Community Center of Capital District, New York is inviting the youth from ages 14 into their 20s to come and meet with Connecticut's first ever Muslim American Mayor, Mr. Saud Anwar. The event is being organized on Saturday, December 21st from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST at 21 Lansing Road North, Schenectady, NY 12304.
It is a free event but those interested in attending have to register to ensure a spot.
Attendees are encouraged to ask the newly elected Mayor any questions they may have and find out what it's like to serve as an elected official. The organizers hope the event will encourage more Muslim American youth to get involved in politics and serve their local communities.
Dr. Anwar is a democrat and was elected to the office of the Mayor in the elections held last month. He was born in Karachi-Pakistan and has lived in South Windsor, CT since 1999. The newly elected mayor of South Windsor is a Yale educated medical doctor by profession and holds a Master's degree in Public Health.
He has an impressive public service resume.
According to his profile:
"Dr. Anwar is involved in humanitarian and peace initiatives nationally and internationally. He is frequently invited to consult for our government and has organized medical missions for disaster relief. His efforts have been recognized at the state and federal levels and by several professional organizations. Dr. Anwar has received citations for his service to the State from Governor Rell, Attorney General Blumenthal, Secretary of State Bysiewicz and members of the Connecticut General Assembly."
Those looking to attend or have any questions regarding the event can reach out to the organizer, Mr. Salman Bhutta at Email: Salman@bhutta.org or Text: 518-250-9490.