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The English Speaking Union of Pakistan (ESUP), which has become more proactive and vibrant than ever before since Aziz Memon has taken over as its President, added another feather to its cap by unveiling a new logo on November 13.
It coincided with the visit of Mian Raza Rabbani, Chairman, Senate of Pakistan, as a large number of the ESUP members turned up at the Beach Luxury Hotel for another successful meeting.
Elin Burns, the British Deputy High Commissioner in Karachi, was also present on the occasion.
Aziz Memon, President, ESUP, in his welcome address, observed that the colour of the logo has been changed from red to blue in line with the organization’s objectives of promoting goodwill and peace.
The guest speaker, Mian Raza Rabbani, also touched about the subject of the new logo of the ESUP which he described as an impressive one.
It may be recalled that the ESUP was founded in 1961 with the objective to develop friendship and goodwill between the English-Speaking people of Pakistan and other countries, by actively encouraging communication, discussion and debate through the medium of the English language.
The ESUP hosted the meeting of the ESU international Council in 1997. The English-Speaking Union is an educational charity which was founded on June 28, 1918 on the initiative of an English writer and journalist, Sir Evelyn Wrench.
It received a Royal Charter, with Queen Elizabeth II as the royal patron. Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, has been President since 2013, having taken over from her father Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh who served from 1952 to 2012.
Headquartered at Dartmouth House, Mayfair, London, its many activities are coordinated by the Director-General.
The seventeen-member Board of Governors meets four times a year. During its long history, the ESU has played an important part in fostering cultural links between people of different nationalities.
The original ties between Great Britain, the United States of America and Commonwealth countries have, in recent decades, been extended to most countries throughout the world. It is an independent, non-political body, operating with the support of many distinguished public figures. Corporate members support the ESU’s activities through sponsorship of individual awards and events