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Awards: 16-30 November 2002
Congratulations to Danish! Danish Durrani, a 23-year old Kashmiri student has made India proud in general and Kashmiris in particular. Durrani was honoured with two prestigious awards by the king of Malaysia at the 18th convocation of International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM) on September 29. IIUM is the most sought-after university of Malaysia where students from 90 different countries are getting education. Durrani received the prestigious Royal Malaysian Award for extraordinary academic achievements (best student of the university) and the Faculty Award for being the best student in the Faculty of Information Technology and Communications. Durrani received primary education at Burn Hall School, Srinagar. He owes his success to hard work and specially to the prayers of his parents.
DR ZEENAT KAIFI, correspondent Rashtriya Sahara was honoured with Foundation Award for life time achievement on October 24 on the occasion of the 11th Foundation Day of Pink City Press Club, Jaipur. The award was also given to ABDUL GHANI of Rajasthan Patrika. "I will make the 4th estate of democracy more strong", said Dr Zeenat adding that journalism of Rajasthan was better than that of other states. The Rajasthan chief minister assured of providing a housing colony to journalists.
On the occasion of birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, 9 intellectuals were presented awards for promoting communal harmony and social justice. Recipients of the awards included nonagenarian freedom fighter and chauffeur of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, NIZAMUDDIN, UP’s Nizamabad constituency MLA, BADEE AZMI and chairman of Darul Musannifin Shibli Academy, ZIAUDIN ISLAHI.
In a grand function organised by Bhartiya Sahitya Evam (and) Patra Lekhan Akademi Saharanpur, QAFI MANSOOR HASRAT of Gangoh was presented Hasrat Mohani Award while Kanhaiyalal Parbhakar Award was presented to senior journalist KAMAL DEOBANDI on October 24. The duo spoke on social service and literature respectively.
Delhi chief minister Shiela Dikshit presented an award on October 31 to SAGHIR AHMAD, a young teacher at Mazharul Islam Secondary School and 12 other teachers for promoting Urdu. The award was presented to Saghir on the occasion of the teachers training programme organised by National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) at Gandhi Memorial Hall, Pyarelal Bhawan, New Delhi. Several ministers were present on the occasion.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati presented an award to young artist MUHAMMAD BILAL at a function organised by Industrial Directorate of Lucknow’s Ganna Sansthan (sugar-cane growers organisation). The award included a cash prize of Rs 5,000 and a plaque. 16-year old Bilal is the son of Padmashree awardee Fazal Muhammad. He is a 9th standard student at St Johns Inter College. Bilal’s life-like pictures of different birds, Taj Mahal and Sohni Mahewal etc in zardozi art have been exported to foreign countries.
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