Aligarh Muslim University has awarded PhD in Islamic Banking to
Shariq Nisar for his work on "Recent Developments in Banking Organization With Special Reference to Islamic Banking and Finance" under the supervision of Dr. Abdul Azim Islahi who is currently with the Islamic Economics Research Centre, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah. Shariq Nisar, besides his research activities, has also been serving the Islamic Economics Bulletin as joint editor for the last few years and has contributed to MG and Muslim India. AMU is the first Indian University to offer a post-graduate course in Islamic Economics. A number of students have already completed their research in Islamic economics, banking and finance at AMU’s department of economics.
In recognition of his literary and journalistic services, poet and litterateur SHAMS TABREZI
was conferred Shahid Asif Shah Miri Award. The decision to award Tabrezi was taken after a high level meeting of Madhya Pradesh Swatantra Sena Uttaradhikar Sangthan. Asif Shah Miri was a freedom fighter and orator of Bhopal. During his freedom struggle Asif Shah Miri was imprisoned several times. He was also a journalist and brought out three newspapers. He was killed on 16 January 1976. Tabrezi is an established poet and he has greatly contributed to journalism. Besides, he has written about half a dozen books in prose.
Azad Sports and Youth Club, Jharkhand presented Azmatullah Award to film journalist
MOIN GIRIDHWI at the concluding function of Abdul Karim Memorial Volleyball Tournament. Senior JMM leader Durga Soren, Haji Husain Ansari and about a dozen MLAs and MPs were present on this occasion. Edition incharge of Urdu daily Qaumi Tanzeem, Moin Giridhwi has earlier received several awards including Chitra Gupt Award, Kala Shri Award and Jharkhand Ratna Award.
In recognition of his better administrative abilities MUSHTAQ BEIG, vice principal of Mazharul Islam Senior Secondary School was given Best Principal award by All India Educational Welfare Society Delhi at a function organised at Anglo-Arabic Senior Secondary School on 29 April.
Mrs RAFIA ZAFAR, principal of SKV Bulbulikhana and SC Gupta of Marwadi Senior Secondary School were also presented the award. The society also gave awards to six teachers. They include
ARIF USMANI of Anglo-Arabic Senior Secondary School, FARID AHMAD of Govt. Senior Secondary School Pataudi House,
SAGHIR AHMAD of Mazharul Islam Senior Secondary School. They were presented a memento and a certificate each.
ALI, the famous Pakistani ghazal singer who is presently in India to spread the message of goodwill and love was awarded 14th Shama Award at a function ‘Message of love’ organised by ‘Soor Dharohar’ at Siri Fort Auditorium. The award was presented to him by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, general secretary of BJP who eagerly listened to his ghazals from beginning to end. On public demand, he recited his popular ghazals Chupke chupke raat din... and Hungama hai kyon barpa.… Expressing his feelings Ghulam Ali said that India is his second home and whenever ‘I come to India I feel as if I have come from one home to another’. He said that it is great love of people that motivates him to come here again and again.
The governing council of Sahitya Akademi in its meeting held here on 29 April under the chairmanship of the Council’s president, Prof Gopi Chand Narang announced the names of 4 scholars for ‘Bhasha Samman’ award in the fields of research and criticism and 18 others for their translation works from one Indian language to another. Persian scholar,
DR WARIS KIRMANI has been selected for ‘Bhasha Samman’ award. Others for this award are Sanskrit Scholar, Dr Keshav Nand Dev Goswami and 2 other scholars of aboriginal languages. This award carries Rs 50 thousand in cash and commendation certificates. The award for translation in Urdu has been announced for WAQAR QADIRI for his book Dalit Katha which is a collection of Marathi short stories on Dalits. Awards for translations carry, a cash prize of Rs 15000/- plus commendation certificates. There is however a proposal to increase the amount which is under consideration. These awards will be given at a function to be held in August in New Delhi.«
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