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Safar\Rabi-Ul-Awwal 1424 H
May 2003
Volume 16-05 No : 197
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Event Diary


Hilal School Celebrates Annual Day
Hostel Facilities from Sarvajanik Welfare Trust
Dr. Abdul Huq- New President of Jamaat- e- Islami
Awarded
Milli Council Plans Convention


Hilal School Celebrates Annual Day

Hilal Annual Day Celebration

Mysore: B. A. Poonacha, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mysore exhorted the Muslims to fight illiteracy and remove insanitation from their localities. He was speaking at the annual day of the Hilal Higher Primary and High School run by the Hamdard Education Society last month. Taj Mohammad Khan, member, KPCC, identified communalism as the biggest curse of the society. Secretary of the Society which works for the educational upliftment of people in slums of Mysore, presented the society’s report. Others who part- icipated included Shameem Ahmed Khan, Syed Jawad Ahmed, Mushtaq Ahmed and Habeebullah Shariff.

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Hostel Facilities from Sarvajanik Welfare Trust

Ahmedabad:The Gujarat Sarvajanik Welfare Trust proposes to set up two hostels for SSC (10th standard) and HSC (12th standard) courses in Rakhiyal and Sarkhej localities respectively. This was stated by Afzal Memon, secretary of the Trust in a seminar on Development and Educational Initiatives held recently in Ahmedabad. The Trust has taken up educational and socio-economic welfare work among Muslims on a massive scale following anti-Muslim violence in the state in the wake of torching of the Godhra train.

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Dr. Abdul Huq- New President of Jamaat- e- Islami

New Delhi: Dr. Mohammad Abdul Huq has been elected the new Ameer (President) of the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind. He was elected by the 119-member Council of Representatives (Majlis-e-Numaindagan) of the Jammat at its headquarters in Markaz here on April 5. Dr Huq is more a religious scholar than an activist. He has taught religion and philosophy at universities of Viswa Bharti at Santiniketan in West Bengal, Umme Durman University in Khartoum, University of Petroleum in Dhahran and Imam Muhammad bin Saudi University in Riyadh. At the age of 72, Dr. Huq is an author of nearly a dozen books on religion, ethics, philosophy etc. Born in 1931 in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh, Dr. Huq was educated at Jamaat’s Darsgah-e-Saanvia at Rampur, Aligarh Muslim University and Harvard University from where he received a TMS degree. Dr. Huq succeeds Maulana Sirajul Hassan who held the post for 13 years. Hassan had refused to be considered for the position for another tenure. Dr. Huq will hold the position for the next four years. Mohammad Jaafar has been retained as the general secretary (Qayyim) of the Jamaat by the new President. The Council also elected an 18-member Majlis-e-Shoora.

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Awarded

Dr Y M Hussain Khan receiving the Award

Dr Y. M. Hussain Khan of Rajaji Nagar has been honoured with the Kempagowda Award for the year 2003.The Bangalore Mahanagara Palike chose Dr Khan, for his dedicated services in healing piles without surgery. Dr. Khan has been practising for the past 10 years. He has voluntarily conducted free mobile camps in all parts of Karnataka and healed hundreds of patients. Dr. Hussain Khan was awarded on 16th April 2003, coinciding with the Kempagowda Jayanthi Day. The Award was presented by minister Malikarjun Khargi along with Syed Jameel Ahamed and C M Nagraj.

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Milli Council Plans Convention

Bangalore: The All India Milli Council will hold a national convention on “Challenges before the Nation and Minorities in Independent India” at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on June 1. It will be preceded by a special session of representatives of various organisations of minorities, politicians and former prime ministers on May 31, at the Hindi Bhavan. Former chief justice of Supreme Court Justice, A. M. Ahmadi will preside over the convention. A delegation of the Milli Council told media-persons in Bangalore that the National Convention will discuss thread-bare the issues emerging from alienation of Minorities especially Muslims, their demonisation by officially manipulated media and official policy of smothering of national cultural diversity. More information can be had from : All India Milli Council, 162 Jogabai Extension, Okhla, New Delhi-110025.

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