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Awards: 1-15 November
Noted intellectual and chancellor of Jamia Hamdard, SAIYID HAMID was recently honoured with Al-Ameen Community Leadership Award, 2002 in recognition of his services in the field on minority educational uplift by Al-Ameen Education Society.
Andhra Pradesh Urdu Academy has conferred life time achievement award to FATIMA TAJ in recognition of her services in the filed of prose and poetry. N Muhammad Farooq, minister for higher education, Minorities Welfare and Waqf Board, Government of Andhra Pradesh presented the award to her on September 30. Three collections of her poems: Abke Baras, Khushboo-e-Ghazal and Hausla, two collections of short stories Aas Paas and Chhaon Ki Chadar, Dhoop Ki Kaliyan, some humorous and subjective articles and a novel have already been published.
Andhra Pradesh Urdu Academy recently presented best teacher award to MIR SAJJAD HUSSAIN, assistant teacher Islamia High School for Boys, Secunderabad. N Muhammad Farooq, minister for higher education, Minorities Welfare and Waqf Board presented the award to him in a function at Jubilee Hall, Hyderabad.
An award distribution function was organised by Delhi Urdu Academy on October 7 at Ghalib Academy Delhi. Authors of selected books were presented awards which included shields, certificates and cash prizes. The recipients of the awards included: PROF. MUZAFFAR HANAFI, AZIZ BAGHRAWI, DR ALEEM ASHRAF KHAN, HAJIRA SHAKOOR, DR AFTAB AHMAD, SHAHBAZ NADEEM ZIAI, KHALID MAHMOOD, DR KAUSAR MAZHARI, ASLAM JAMSHEDPURI, REYAZ AHMAD, DR SYED SHAHID ALI, UBAIDUR RAHMAN, ADIL HAYAT and FIROZ MUZAFFAR. Munshi Naval Kishore Award for publisher was given to Idara Kitabi Dunya. Syed Muzaffar Hussain Burney, former governor of Haryana and Dr Hameedullah Bhat, director National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language distributed the awards.
Veteran actress and social activist, SHABANA AZMI became the second Indian to be honoured at the 40th New York Film Festival which continued from September 27 to October 13. The programme organised by the Film Society of Lincoln Centre in collaboration with the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival held at the Walter Readers Theatre, appreciated her work in support of AIDS research, women’s rights and civil rights. 12 of her best films were screened at the festival. They included Godmother, Ankur, Mandi and Fire. Azmi was compared with Jane Fonda and Glenda Jackson, the actress-activists who are widely recognised for their powerful performance of monologue of sorrow and rage.
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