Queen Mary graduate carries London 2012 Olympic Torch past University
23 July 2012
Queen Mary, University of London, graduate carried the Torch through the Olympic borough of Tower Hamlets and past his old University on Saturday 21st July.
Kasam, 30, graduated from Queen Mary in 2004 with an Engineering Masters in Internet Computing.
Kasam started volunteering at Queen Mary with a Provide Volunteering mentoring initiative and since has made a mark volunteering in the community, particularly with charities Crisis, Islamic Relief and as a Millennium Volunteers Ambassador.
A higher education advocate, Kasam raised £1500 during a sponsored trek up Sinai mountain range, to help war widows gain access to university, and he has since become a governor for Kobi Nazrul Primary School in Whitechapel.
After carrying the Torch Adul said: “It was a really good feeling, not only was it past my old university but also where I was born so that stretch of road is sentimental to me.
“It was at university where I started volunteering and that has been a big part of my life since, what I was nominated for all stems from Queen Mary so it was serendipity to carry the Torch there.”
In addition, Adul is a London 2012 Gamesmaker in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies team in the Costume department, and is excited to embrace all aspects of the Olympic Games.
The day also saw Raju Miah, 21, a recent Queen Mary graduate with a BSc (Eng) in Information and Communications Technology run with the Olympic Torch. Previously an elected Member of Youth Parliament and Young Mayor for Tower Hamlets, Raju is an active volunteer supporting young and vulnerable people in the community.
Also, on the 23rd July first year Queen Mary Geography student Jamie Narborough is carrying the Torch through Bromley.
Speaking before his run, Jamie said: “Since the London Olympic Games were announced in July 2005, I have been keen to get involved in as many ways as possible and I now have the ultimate involvement. To be part of the Torch Relay will be an overwhelming experience and I cannot wait to pass the (hopefully) cheering crowds.”
See Adul Kasam carry the torch here:
By Ruth Faulkner
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