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Kozhikode: Markazu Saqafathi Sunniyya (Sunni Cultural Centre) led by Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musaliyar has decided to adopt 100 villages in the country as part of the 41st anniversary of the institution. Dr Wael Albattrekhi, deputy head of Palestine embassy in India, inaugurated the programme held at the Markaz. Kanthapuram handed over a cheque of Rs 1.5 crore for the welfare of the orphans at the function. In his address, the Sunni leader said Markaz had spread its activities to 22 states, decades before, to improve the living conditions of poor people. Now, Markaz has extended its activities by adopting 100 villages as part of the mission’s focus on educational and humanitarian activities, he said. Besides providing food and shelter to the residents, Markaz will impart education and training in the 100 villages with the intention of changing the status of villages. Markaz also will supply one million notebooks and other educational equipment to underprivileged students. As part of Markaz Orphan Care Project, 5000 orphans are being given financial aid.