By Kamrudin A. Rashid, Toronto, Canada
This is a follow up of the previous post dated January 4, 2022 titled “World Partnership Walk 2021 East York (Toronto) Champs Team, which was received quite well by the readers as well as by the leadership, team members, colleagues, well wishers, and generous donors.
On behalf of all of the above, we take this opportunity to whole-heartedly convey our grateful thanks to Ismailimail for promptly posting this write up.
As a result of our inquiry with the Aga Khan Foundation Canada at the commencement of the new year, the following response was received on 10th January 2022.
“Good morning Mr. Rashid,
I hope you had a nice weekend. Please see below for the previous team totals:
2019 – $105,646.40
2020 – $144,120.00
2021 – $141,433.00
Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you so much for your incredible support as these totals are impressive and a testament to your passion and devotion to World Partnership Walk.
Coincidentally on the same morning, I received from a friend the following very old quote by Aristotle:
In the communication to the leadership of the community in East York Jamatkhana (Place of Prayer), advising them about the achievements for the past 3 years the following was added by me after the above quote:
For progress, success and achievement in voluntary services, I would add the following without any hesitation whatsoever:
ABSOLUTE NECESSITY TO WORK IN A TEAM SPIRIT AND IN UNITY
From my own community service for the past 65 years, I am deeply convinced that this is indeed a sure guarantee for progress, success and achievement in any community program and activity.
I would, therefore, very strongly urge the young and aspiring volunteers within and outside the community to always strive to work in a team spirit and in unity.