Despite that disappointing opening ceremony show, this time around Pakistan Super League (PSL) is making us proud with it’s ‘Hamaray Heroes‘ campaign.
The ‘Hamaray Heroes‘ campaign dedicates a segment of the PSL broadcast to a national hero. Some of these heroes are people we’ve heard of others are anonymous gems.
In the latest edition of ‘Hamaray Heroes‘ PSL paid tribute to Pakistan’s first transgender woman news anchor, Marvia Malik.
Did you catch the latest episode of HBL PSL HAMARAY HEROES Powered By Inverex?
We spoke to the inspirational Marvia Malik, Pakistan's first transgender woman news anchor. Keep an eye out on our Youtube page for profile videos on all our heroes!#HBLPSLV #MSvPZ pic.twitter.com/nesxycExHK
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 26, 2020
While most people lauded PSL’s homage to this inspirational woman, some people were a bad-sport. Even PSL can’t fight all that bigotry and prejudice.
Regardless of what a few trolls had to say, Hamaray Heroes isn’t letting anything ‘strike them out’.
Really pleased to see people praising Marvia Malik.
Glad that we have changed as a society. It's high time we should provide equal opportunities to this community because they are no less than us.
More power to Marvia and people like her. #HamarayHeroes #HBLPSLV
— Sidra Fatima Sheikh (@ssuetian14) February 27, 2020
Extremely proud of our #HamarayHeroes campaign this #HBLPSLV . Honoring Marvia Malik, Pakistan’s first transgender news caster today. More power to Marvia and our entire Transgender community! ✊??? pic.twitter.com/QE0eAsZQQa
— SillyTiddy (@SillyTiddy) February 26, 2020
Extremely proud of our #HamarayHeroes campaign this #HBLPSLV . Honoring Marvia Malik, Pakistan’s first transgender news caster today. More power to Marvia and our entire Transgender community! ✊??? pic.twitter.com/8JOL3Xllnp
— hammy khan (@hammy92khan) February 26, 2020
Cricket fans and netizens alike have lauded PSL’s Hamaray Heroes campaign. Not only is it a homage to known public figures but also a great way to educate the public on anonymous heroes.
The initiative has highlighted the works of people from all walks of life. From the world’s best cybersecurity expert, Shahmeer Ali to the fastest woman in South Asia, Naseem Hameed.
One of the first heroes was wrestler Inam Butt and just a few editions later we’re honoring Marvi Malik. How PSL’s ‘Hamaray Heroes‘ is as diverse as Pakistan itself.
Did you know that one of the world's leading cyber security experts is a Pakistani? Learn more about the amazing exploits of Shahmeer Amir in the latest episode of HBL PSL Hamaray Heroes Powered by @inverexsolar
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 24, 2020
In today’s episode of HBL PSL #HamarayHeroes Powered by @InverexSolar, let’s meet Naseem Hameed who is a Pakistani athlete, who became the fastest woman in South Asia after winning 2010 South Asian Games gold ?. Join us as we find out her story: https://t.co/GkOlfSYp96#HBLPSLV pic.twitter.com/6PZfXIhP9S
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 25, 2020
Here is the second episode of HBL PSL Hamaray Heroes Powered by @inverexsolar with international award winning wrestler Inam Butt. Come celebrate Pakistan's unsung heroes with us this HBL PSL season.
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 23, 2020
Yet one thing all of these heroes have in common is that they have not been lauded for their work on a national platform. Regardless of their international accolades, these inspirational figures remain unheralded at home.
For this campaign, #HamarayHeroes are those Pakistanis who have never received the spotlight and acclaim for their work. Hamaray Heroes are the Pakistanis who perform every day acts of heroism. They are the Pakistanis who were never truly appreciated.
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 12, 2020
PSL took the suggestions to pick these heroes. They even had a process for people to submit their nominations. Unfortunately for those that missed out the last date to submit nominations was February 16th.
Yet if you have an unsung hero you’d like to be honored we can try and get the word out to PSL somehow.
HBL PSL #HamarayHeroes powered by @InverexSolar will award Pakistanis for achievements in fields such as education, art, culture, music, social work, social entrepreneurship, sports, technology and health.
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 10, 2020