SERVICES OF SUFIA AHMAD REMEMBERED
Gorakhpur: A condolence meeting was held here under the auspices of Sajid Ali Memorial Committee to remember and pay tributes to Sufia Ahmad who actively worked for the whole life for promotion of girls’ and women’s education. She contacted and visited Muslims household and motivated the inmates to provide education to girls. She was also honoured by official and non-official organisations for her untiring efforts for advancement of education. She was deeply interested in Urdu literature and had deep knowledge about it. She was the principal of Imambara Girls College and during her
term the college made rapid progress and gained enormous popularity.
B.ED COURSE TO BE RESUMED IN KAREEM COLLEGE
Jamshedpur: The state government has allowed the well-known minority educational institution, Kareem College of Education, Jamshedpur to resume B.Ed classes. Information to this effect was given by College principal, Dr Mohammad Zakariya. It may be mentioned that B.Ed classes were being regularly held here more than a year ago but the previous government of undivided Bihar had, laid down many strict conditions had and the college had to close down many departments. The principal, Dr Zakariya had been feverishly trying for more than a year for resumption of B.Ed.
RECOGNITION OF MEDICAL COLLEGE
Deoband: Steps have now been taken, after five years, for recognising an Ayurvedic and Unani Medical College of Deoband after the intervention by Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court. According to the manager of Maharshi Charak Ayurvedic and Unani Medical College, Dr Khalil Ahmad had applied for the recognition to the College in February 1999 along with a fee of Rs 10,000 to Bhartiya Chikitsa Parishad, Lucknow but no action had been taken for five years. He therefore filed a writ petition in August 2004 requesting the court to direct the concerned authorities to dispose of this case at the earliest. A two-member bench of the court comprising justice Pradeep Kant and Justice Kamal Kishore directed the UP government to accord recognition to the college at the earliest if all conditions for recognition are fulfilled by it. Officiating registrar of Chikitsa Parishad, according to Khalil Ahmad, sent him a letter in November informing him that a panel will soon be visiting the college whose recommendation will lead to recognition of the college as minority institution.
GREAT TRAGEDY ON THE EVE OF EID
New Delhi: Sixty-five years old Khatoon had been living in a jhuggi in Sarai Kale Khan area. She was engaged in rag picking and begging to take care of herself, two daughters, four grandsons and granddaughters. One day before Eid, she took her two and half years old grandson to Nizamuddin where she begged for the whole day and night, hoping to earn a good amount of money to celebrate Eid along with her family of seven. In the early morning on Eid day when she returned to her jhuggi she found that in her absence there was a big fire in which both her daughters and three grandchildren had been been burnt to death. Needless to say that her jhuggi was reduced to as hes. With non-stop tears in her eyes she told the newsmen that her one son-in-law was in jail in a murder case and the other son-in-law was missing for several years and she was taking care of the entire family. Her two and half years old grandson was saved because he was with her in Nizamuddin. Delhi State’s minister for urban development, Raj Kumar Chauhan has, however, announced a compensation of Rs one lakh each for her two deceased daughters and Rs 50,000 for each of the three grandchildren.
CONDOLENCE MEETING FOR YASSER ARAFAT IN JMI
New Delhi: A condolence meeting in connection with the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was held in Jamia Millia Islamia on 18 November in which tributes were paid to the revolutionary Palestinian leader by many speakers including Prof. Akhtarul Wasay, Prof. Mohammed Mujtaba Khan, Dr Rizwan Qaisar and others. A resolution was also passed in this meeting.
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