Urdu Academy, Delhi for the first time has announced to give its prestigious Bahadur Shah Zafar award to an Urdu journalist. The award, consisting of a cash prize of Rs 1,11,111 along with a certificate of honour would be presented to ISHRAT ALI
SIDDIQUI, a noted Urdu journalist and former chief editor of Urdu daily Qaumi Awaz. Other awardees for the year 2003 include
PROF. ATIQUALLAH (research and criticism), AZIM AKHTAR and HAQQANI
AL-QASMI, editor of quarterly Isteara, SYEDA SAIYIDAIN (national integrity) and others. The academy has also announced names for other awards which include
ARIF USMANI (best teacher), WASIM RASHID (best lady teacher), ABDUR RAHMAN (scientific literature),
MAUALANA MUHAMMAD YASUF (calligraphy), MAULANA AZHAR NADWI (translation) and Tanvir Ahmad (child literature). These awards carry a cash prize of Rs 21,000 each along with certificates of honour. The final list of the awardees also includes authors of Urdu books on a variety of subjects.
The Indian Mathematical Society conferred the Best Research Paper Award on DR SHAKIR
ALI, a research associate at the mathematics department of Aligarh Muslim University. The award, consisting of a cash prize and a certificate of honour, was presented to him at a conference in Lucknow.
Board of International Research, the American Biographical Institute, a global social organisation of America has included in its ‘Women of the Year 2003’ award
SHAKIRA KHATOON SEHAR, a well-know teacher, educationist and former principal of Saghir Fatima Mohammadia Girls Inter College, Agra. The award has been conferred on her for her outstanding social and educational services.
ZEENAT KHATOON of Kolkata Police was awarded Bodyguard Line’s trophy in police sports by West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee recently.
Winners of this year’s Presidents Police Medal from the State of Jammu and Kashmir include
MUHAMMAD SULAIMAN SALARIA; Commandant, Jammu & Kashmir Armed Police, NISAR AHMAD; SSP/CID, Jammu,
MUHAMMAD AMIN TAK; SSP/PTWS, Jammu, ABDUR RASHID GANAI; SDPO, Kothi Bagh, Srinagar and
MUHAMMAD AMIN KHAN; Deputy SP, HQ, Srinagar. q
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