The Indian Chemical Engineering Congress, Ambuja has given the Best Project Report Award to
ASAD HASAN SAHIR, a student of BT Chemical Engineering of Zakir Hussain College for Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University. The award was given to Asad at the 56th annual session of the Indian Chemical Congress held at Bhubaneshwar. Asad was also given third prize for the best undergraduate plant design project.
On the occasion of new year celebrations, Jay Sahitya Sansad awarded poets and litterateurs at Jaipur Information Centre. The award for Urdu poetry was given to
RAHI SHIHABI. Justice Dave presented the award which carried a shawl, a scroll of honour besides cash prize. Shihabi read his poetry also on this occasion.
RASHID HASAN KHAN, a noted Urdu scholar was conferred Raja Ram Mohan Rai Award by Madhya Pradesh Urdu Akademi. Carrying a cash prize of Rs 1,25000 and a certificate of honour, Khan is the first Urdu researcher and litterateur to receive the award. Khan is considered among the four great literary figures who besides him include Hafiz Shirani, Qazi Abdul Wadood and Maulana Imtiaz Ali Khan Arshi. His major research works include Bagh-o-Bahar, Fasana-e-Ajaib, Gulzar-e-Nasim, Sehrul Bayan, Masnawiyat-e-Shauq, Zatan Nama besides several forewords and meanings of classical literature.
Urdu short-story writer SYED MUHAMMAD ASHRAF has been selected for this year’s Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu. The executive body of the Akademi has announced names of literary award winners in 22 languages.
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Vijay Kapoor presented Ghalib Awards 2003 at the International Ghalib Seminar on December 26. Winners of the awards include PROF
KHURSHEEDUL ISLAM (Urdu research and criticism), PROF SHARIF HUSSAIN QASMI (Persian research and criticism),
PROF NAYYAR MASUD (Urdu prose), IRFAN SIDDIQUI (Urdu poetry), IQBAL MAJEED (Urdu drama) and
RATAN SINGH (overall service to Urdu). Vijay Kapoor said as Urdu and Punjabi have become official languages of Delhi, Urdu organisations like the Ghalib Institute should take initiative in implementing Urdu in practical life. He said no language remains alive in offices and files. AR Kidwai, former Governor of Bihar and Bengal, Syed Shahid Mehdi, Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, Khwaja Hasan Sani Nizami and others were present on the