Mr. K. Rahman Khan, former deputy speaker of the Rajya Sabha and former Union Minister for Minority Affairs, emphasized the need of fostering a positive atmosphere in the community.
New Delhi: The recently established Alliance for the Economic and Educational Development of the Underprivileged conducted a two-day national conference on Education and Nation Building- the Way Forward at the Convention Center, Jamia Hamdard on July 2 and 3.
The Conference committed to working for the social and economic advancement of the impoverished groups in the community, with a particular focus on north India.
Mr. K. Rahman Khan, former deputy speaker of the Rajya Sabha and former Union Minister for Minority Affairs, emphasized the need of fostering a positive atmosphere in the community. The community has the strength and potential to overcome educational and economic backwardness, but this goal can only be accomplished by coordinating efforts. Mr. Khan, who presided over the conference as the principal guest advised the community, not to look to the government for assistance because no government is able to resolve the community’s problems. The former minister added that since UP, Bihar, and West Bengal together account for more than half of all Muslims in the country, the north Indian Muslims should learn from the educational advancement in the southern regions.
In his address, Dr. S. Y. Qureshi, former chief election commissioner of India, stressed the importance of working together and collaborating with southern educational institutions to address the community’s backwardness in North India. Dr. Najeeb Jung, former vice chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia and former lieutenant governor of Delhi, stated that collaboration among Muslim-run educational NGOs across the country is urgently needed to accomplish the objective. The conference was hosted by Jamia Hamdard, whose vice chancellor Prof. (Dr.) M. Afshar Alam stated that Jamia will offer all assistance available in this endeavour. The two-day conference was spread over seven sessions. It dwelt upon issues related to educational empowerment.
About The Alliance
A group of distinguished members of civil society, including former public officials, members of the public, academics, and philanthropists, have founded the “Alliance for Economic and Educational Development of the Underprivileged.” The Alliance will work to promote cooperation and coordinate efforts on issues relating to access to education and the granting of loans to business owners. This will make it easier to share ideas and best practices and create a blueprint for creating a strong, young, educated nation. By bringing together key stakeholders, it seeks to transform policy into action on the ground and function as a bridge to enhance educational access, which will subsequently improve India’s job situation. The Alliance will pay particular attention to underprivileged youth, women, people with disabilities, and populations who have experienced conflict. The Alliance’s mission is to empower the underprivileged by facilitating “Quality Education and Sustained Livelihood for the Underprivileged.”