Fazliddin Bakhromov, MDIS Tashkent graduate (Bangor University, year 2016 and University of Sunderland MBA, year 2018), was awarded a "Mehr-Sakhovat" medal for volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The "Mehr-Sakhovat" award was established by the decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan (https://lex.uz/docs/-4830926), Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev in May 2020 to acknowledge people who have displayed courage and dedication in helping others during pandemics, natural disasters and other national emergencies.
Fazliddin Bakhromov and other members of the group of volunteers were awarded the "Mehr-Sakhovat" state medal at a ceremony held on October 10, 2020.
"The solidarity group was organized in the end of March. Initially, it had only 27 participants, led by Mrs. Aziza Umarova. The purpose of this charitable group was to provide assistance to the elderly and disabled ones.
At first, a list of essential products was compiled, which included onions, potatoes, flour, butter, eggs, rice, buckwheat and pasta. These products were purchased by 27 members of the group at their own expense. Further, a trip was organized to the Sergeli district, with a list of those in need received from the deputy khokim for the mahalla affairs. The aid was provided to about 40 families in the area.
The next destination was Shaikhantukhur district, with 140 families to be supported. By that time, the group participants' number amounted to 500. Some volunteers brought ready-made packages of selected products in large quantities. The rest of the products were purchased with the money raised by participants.
Chilanzar district became the third aided area. 120 kits were purchased by volunteers and additional 25 kits were procured to almost 150 families.
There are almost 1200 members in the group now. At the moment, with an ongoing support from Tashkent city khokimiyat, a central warehouse in the Uzexpocentre Pavilion is being created along with a call-centre and unified database for purchasing state-funded food and medicines and distribution channels.", Fazliddin Bakhromov says.
The "Mehr-Sakhovat" medal is a tribute to people who selflessly served the nation during the pandemic. This year’s recipients included volunteer center coordinators, journalists, bloggers, and community leaders. Most of the awardees had voluntarily contributed their time and money to provide food, medical and other types of support to the most vulnerable ones.