Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University,
Naseem Ahmad was conferred the honorary rank of Colonel by the National Cadet Corps (NCC) at a special function at Qasimpur. A twelve-day special camp of NCC western U.P. region is currently being held at Girls Inter College, Qasimpur. A full parade was held to mark the occasion. The NCC cadets also presented a Guard of Honour to the Vice Chancellor. Mr. Ahmad presented scholarship certificates to meritorious girls cadets.
SHAFI AHSAN RIZVI has been made the first Muslim SSP of Saharanpur, U.P. His appointment comes after transfer of Sunil Kumar Gupta to Bareilly. Rizvi was earlier posted in Bareilly. After 56 years of Independence, Rizvi is the first Muslim SSP of Saharanpur. Before independence one Rizvi was made SP of
Recently Prof. Iqbal A. Ansari, visiting professor at the Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, was invited as a resource person to a South Asian Workshop on Minorities held in Kathmandu, Nepal. Participants included delegates from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Burma. Area experts came from several countries including Italy. Besides delivering scheduled lectures on “International & National Protection of Human Rights of Minorities,” Prof. Ansari’s efforts led to the consensus regarding developing South Asian Regional Instruments on Human Rights including those on Minorities. Muslim delegates from various countries sought Prof. Ansari’s guidance for constituting a Muslim Council for Peace & Development in South Asia, especially to provide a forum for marginalized and neglected Muslims of Nepal, Bhutan, Burma and Sri Lanka. Prof. Ansari is also scheduled to attend Parliament of World’s Religions which will be held in July 2004 at Barcelona, Spain, where he will also participate in the annual conference of the World Council of Muslims for Inter-Faith Relations and address an international symposium on ‘Islam and the West.’
People’s Democratic Party president, Mehbooba Mufti has appointed SYED BASHARAT BUKHARI president of the party’s youth wing. PDP activists have welcomed the decision. Bukhari thanked party members for their support and promised to strengthen the party.
Middle-order batsman MUHAMMAD KAIF is keen to take part in domestic tournaments to improve his batting. Kaif, who has played a few winning knocks says he does not get enough opportunities to score big runs as he plays on seventh order. But he is satisfied and says he tries to do his job whenever he gets a chance. During the fitness camp for Asia Cup probables in Bangalore, Kaif said consistency in ODIs would strengthen his position in the team. Kaif also showed his willingness to upgrade his batting order by improving his quality.
DR MUHAMMAD ISLAM QASMI was elected president of Jamiat Ulma-i-Hind, Haridwar district for consecutive 10th term. MAULANA MUHAMMAD IRSHAD was appointed general secretary. The meeting was held at Roorkee on 14 June. Initially there was an uproar as one of the participants interrupted Maulana Arshad Madani while delivering the speech.
HAJI SALIM KHAN, MAULANA ARIF, ZIAUL HAQUE ADVOCATE and MASTER EHSAN ILAHI
have been appointed vice-presidents.
Famous Assamese film producer and critic ALTAF MAJID has been appointed judge for the International Film Festival scheduled to be held in Moscow from 18 to 27 June next year. Majid would sit along with juries from Italy, Spain, Canada and Russia. An Executive Engineer, Majid is a government employee in Kokra Jhar, Assam. Earlier Majid has been judge during India International Film Festival 1992, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 1992 and Japan International Documentary Film Festival 2001. He was a member of the non-fiction selection committee during India International Film Festival in 1999.
Zishan Malik, Uttar Pradesh State president of Republican Party of India has appointed
ASIF ALI ADVOCATE of Kiratpur, Bijnor district president of RPI.
MAULANA BADRUL HUDA, a religious scholar and social reformer has been appointed administrator of Madrasa Qasimul Uloom, Kerana, Muzaffar Nagar. He succeeds Maulana Zainuddin, founder-rector of the madrasa who died recently. Speaking on this occasion Maulana Badrul Huda said along with promoting religious education he would try to fulfill people’s expectations.
GHULAM GHAUS has been nominated member of Bihar Legislative Council. He is one of the seven members for the seven vacant posts of the Council.«
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