IMC-USA’s annual awards
Indian Muslim Council-USA, a US based advocacy group, has announced its annual awards for excellence in services to humanity in different fields. The awards were presented at the IMC-USA annual convention in Chicago on August 7 as follows:
Maulana Muhammad Ali Jowhar Award in Journalism For best in-depth coverage of Indian diaspora in the US Jerome McDonnell and Andrea Wenzel Worldview/Chicago Public Radio
Bahadur Shah Zafar Award For promoting pluralism and communal harmony in India Shri Kumar Poddar Vaishnava Center for Enlightenment, Michigan
Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award in Humanitarian work For self-less service towards the upliftment of the poor and the oppressed classes in
India: Dr. A. R. Nakadar, former President, American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin, Michigan
Altaf Hussain Hali Award in Humanitarian work For self-less service towards the upliftment of Muslims in
India: Kaleem Kawaja, former President, Association of Indian Muslims, Maryland
Tipu Sultan Award For courageously serving India and India’s
interests: Prabhudoss John, Executive Director, Policy Institute for Religion and State, Washington, DC
Indian Muslim Council - USA Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Award for excelling in education (for Chicago area student)
IMC-USA 2004 focused on India's Muslims, their contributions, present day issues and the future direction for Indian Muslims (and other minorities) to thwart the menace of Hindutva. The full day event with the theme, "Indian Muslims: Past, Present and Future", was addressed by prominent scholars, historians, journalists, human rights activists and social scientists. Leaders and representatives of Dalit, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Indian-Christian communities also addressed the convention.
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