‘Tipu Sultan ke Khawaab’: The Karnataka State Urdu Academy has published the translation of the Kannada book, ‘Dreams of Tipu Sultan’ by Girish Karnad. Titled ‘Tipu Sultan ke Khwaab’, has been translated by playwright and architect, Zafar Mohiuddin. The book was released on November 10, the birth anniversary of Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan. Mohiuddin intends to stage a drama based on the book.
Tata-Yunus Incubator: Tata Trusts and Yunus Social Businesses, Nobel Peace Prize winner Prof. Muhammad Yunus’s social business accelerator on November 18 unveiled the Indian Corporate Action Tank (ICAT), India’s first incubator for large organizations to create social businesses that will address problems in areas like healthcare, nutrition and sanitation in a financially sustainable manner. The Incubator has been designed by Boston Consulting Group. It is a one-year long programme.
It will develop business ideas and a pilot plan to translate them into projects on the ground. It will start its programmes from February 2017.
Assistance for Nursing Course
Bengaluru: The Directorate of Minorities has launched a new programme to provide financial assistance to the tune of Rs. 35,000 for the students of Nursing and Paramedical Course from minority communities in Karnataka from this year. Those whose family income does not exceed Rs. 2.50 lakh, who are studying in the institutes and colleges recognized by the Indian Nursing Council are eligible to apply. The application form can be obtained from their respective District officers, Dept of Minority Welfare and can be submitted after filling in. details can be seen on www.gokdom.kar.nic.in
IDB Workshop on Education and Health
Bangalore: A workshop on Challenges Before the Nation in the field of Education and health will be held at Hotel A.J. International, (near Bowring Hospital) on Saturday, December 3 from 9-30 am. It is being organized by the Muslim Education Trust in association with Mawaddan Foundation, Bangalore and Islami Baitul Mall (IBM) Bangarpet. Speakers and participants would include DR. Suleiman Al Shamsuddin and Mr. A. R. Warsame from Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah; Mr. Akram Syed, Philanthropist, and Prof. Syed Najmuddin, USA; Amanullah Khan, Founder, Bachchon Ka Ghar, Aligarh; Dr. Awadh Assamie and Mozaffar Ali, Muslim Education Trust, Aligarh; Mr. R. Roshan Baig and Mr. U. T. Khader, both ministers in Karnataka Government. (By A Staff Writer)
Pune NGO Supports Students for UPSC Exams
Pune: With an aim to increase Muslim representation in the civil services, a Pune-based NGO, Concern for People Trust Academy, held an awareness programme recently at Solapur in association with AMP (Association of Muslim Professionals) and FAME (Federation of all Minorities Organisation). As a part of this measure, the NGO aims to conduct a qualifying exam in February 2017 to select 50 aspiring students. The organisers said that the top 10 candidates selected in the exam will get 100% scholarship, while the next 15 will bag 50% scholarship. The 15 candidates will be eligible for 35% scholarship for the coaching period of one year at the training academy in Pune. The scholarship amount includes tuition fees, lodging and boarding charges.