By A Staff Writer
Bengaluru: Foundation stone was laid here for a Girls Hostel with a capacity to accommodate 200 on January 14. The Hostel to be constructed on a 7,500 sq. ft. waqf land will come up on the southern side of the Hazrath Hamid Sha Shopping Complex. The ground plus three floor building will be constructed and donated by Mr. Ziaulla Shariff, Chairman of the India Builders Corporation. Each floor will have 5,000 sq. feet area.
The Hostel will accommodate girl students from mofussil areas, districts and outside the states who take up professional courses in educational institutions in Bengaluru. The need for such a hostel had been felt since long.
According to Mr. Shah Moosa, in-charge at the Hazrath Hamid Sha and Mohib Sha Complex in the city centre, the hostel is likely to be completed in 12 months period at an estimated cost of Rs. 3.5 crore.
The foundation stone was laid by Chief Minister Siddramiah in the presence of Mufti Ashraf Ali Sahib, rector of the Madrassa Sabeelur Rashad and Mr. K. Rahman Khan, former Union Minister.
Mr. Ziaulla Shariff said if land could be allotted for an Urdu Hall in Bengaluru, he would construct its building at his own personal cost. He also promised to donate Rs. 10 crore if proposed Central University in the name of Tipu Sultan was sanctioned at Srirangapatnam, the erstwhile capital of Tipu’s sultanate.
Administrator of the Complex Mr. G. A. Bawa welcomed the guests. Bilquis Banu, chairperson, Karnataka State Minorities Commission was also present.