The World Hazara Council (WHC) was host to an open meeting in Stockholm that resulted in the establishment of the WHC Northern Europe Representative Council (NERC).
The WHC aims to further expand its activities and accomplish its main vision of promoting and protecting the cultural, social and civil rights of the Hazara people around the world.
Since the first World Hazara Council Congress (WHCC) in Vienna, the members of the Central Council (CC) held numerous meetings with prominent academics, social and cultural figureheads within Northern Europe. In light of this, the Council was host to an open meeting in Stockholm on May 3, 2014, where people from Norway, Finland, Denmark, Belgium and Germany attended to participate and express their opinions on the matter.
The Executive Board (EB) along with the President of WHC, Dr. Tahir Shaaran, started the meeting with an evaluation of the Council’s activities and achievements in the last year, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses. The audience were keen to ask questions and make suggestions to the Executive Board (EB).
In addition, the EB emphasised the importance of the establishment of the WHC Northern Europe Representative Council (NERC), highlighting the WHC’s vision of raising awareness about the historical background, culture, and values of the Hazara community worldwide.
In the later stages of the meeting, the participants who had agreed to become WHC members, were given the opportunity to nominate themselves for candidacy. The voting process was carried out successfully and eight people were elected from Sweden, and two each from Denmark, Norway and Finland respectively.
The Country Representatives pledged to work with the World Hazara Council (WHC), whilst effectively representing their communities and coordinating with the Central Council (CC).
Dr. Asadullah Zeerak, who had shown his commitment and willingness to cooperate with the WHC, won the majority of the votes and was elected as Head of the Northern Europe Representative Council (NERC).
Dr. Shaaran congratulated Dr. Zeerak and the rest of the elected representatives and ended the meeting by showing his appreciation to the participants.
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