Shaheen Chishti hails from an extraordinary Sufi lineage as a direct descendant of the esteemed Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti RA.
Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti RA was referred to as King of Kings by Viceroy of India Lord Curzon in 1902. The shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, known as Ajmer Sharif Dargah, is globally renowned.
Shaheen Chishti’s name is also synonymous with excellence and notable achievements and has left a permanent imprint on industry and society. He has established a global financial service organisation.
Furthermore, through his pioneering innovations; exceptional leadership; commitment to research; and dedication to philanthropy, Chishti has carved a path of success that inspires countless individuals. Now the commendable Shaheen Chishti is spearheading The Walk of Unity campaign which serves as a powerful call to action, inviting individuals from all communities to stand together with the nation's heroes.
In an expressive commemoration of the 9/11 events, the Walk of Unity will consist of a 10 km walk, set to take place this 9/11, from Abingdon Street Gardens, London. This event holds a dual significance – honouring the commitment made on 9/11 by our armed forces to protect the nation and the unity that can emerge from diversity.
The campaign aims not only to raise awareness and funds for the British Armed Forces but also to promote inclusivity and recognition of the valuable contributions of ethnic minority individuals. It addresses the crucial need for a more diverse and representative armed forces, instilling a sense of belonging and shared responsibility.
Mr Shaheen Chishti, the driving force behind this movement, emphasises, "Our campaign is a tribute to the unifying spirit that emerged from the tragedy of 9/11. By walking hand in hand, we underscore that our diversity is a source of strength, and our collective commitment to supporting the British Armed Forces binds us in a shared purpose."
The Walk of Unity campaign has garnered extensive support from the community, with esteemed figures and organisations endorsing and pledging their commitment to the cause including a letter of support from the Prime Minister's office and the backing of numerous Members of Parliament, including Naz Shah, Labour MP and Shadow Minister Home Office.
- A symbolic 10-mile walk fundraiser representing unity, resilience, and solidarity.
- Dedicated efforts to inspire and guide ethnic minorities towards exploring opportunities within the British Armed Forces.
- Collaborative partnerships with veterans, community leaders, and local organisations to amplify the campaign's reach and impact.
- Establishment of a platform for intercultural dialogues, fostering connections, and highlighting shared values.