Milli Gazette Online
Muhammad Iqbal, senior most Professor and Dean of the Faculty of
Science at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, has taken over charge as the
Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard after the successful completion of the tenure
of his predecessor, Mr Siraj Hussain, IAS. He will hold this office until the
Vice-Chancellor Designate, Mr Wajaht Habeebullah, currently Secretary to the
Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Govt. of India, joins as the next Vice-Chancellor.
Sabri, a graduate from Delhi University in Political Science, belongs
to a family of musicians and his lineage goes down to many generations of
Sarangi masters. Given the freedom of choosing his own professional career he
chose to master the art of Sarangi playing and learnt this art from his father,
Padmashri Ustad Sabri Khan on the ancestral Sarangi which originally belonged to
his great grand father. He says that at the age of 9 he for the first time
played on this musical instrument in a television concert and thereafter played
on many occasions including in Indo-Pak film, Khamosh Paani, Hollywood film
Republic Love and another film Mother Teressa. His latest album is Swar Alankar
which has five tracks. He says that Sarangi has hundred notes or colours and
that is probably why it is called ‘Sau Rangi’.
Raza Foundation, an institution set up by SH
Raza, a familiar and famous name in the world of arts, aims at
promotion of art among Indian youth. Though based in Paris for the past about
five decades, his heart burns with the passion of helping talented aspirants who
want to devote themselves to art. He thinks that budding artist should be free
from economic worries and then only they can rise higher and higher. That is why
he has set up Raza Foundation to provide financial help to such youths in the
fields of art, music, poetry etc and also to encourage them by awarding prizes.
Recently he was in Delhi when the English translation titled Passion of his
autobiography was released by another famous artiste and stage personality,
Habib Tanvir in Alliance Francaise’s Romain Rolland Gallery at Lodhi Road. He
also gave away Raza Foundation Award, which carries an amount of Rs one lakh, to
Bhopal’s Rahim Mirza. Raza says that he knows the language of art and wants
this language to spread among budding artists.
PROF. KHALIDUZ ZAMAN KHAN of the department of poetical works has been
appointed new Dean of the Faculty of Unani Medicines, AMU for a period of two
ADNAN HIROLI , a student of Ness Wadia College Pune, has been selected by
Bristol Academy of Sports UK for training in football. Soccer Nova, a Pune based
football academy, organised a nationwide talent search on the grounds of Poona
Club under the supervision of five coaches of the academy led by Tony Ricketts.
As many as 95 young talents from all over the country proved their prowess. Two
of them were selected for a year’s scholarship offered by the Academy to study
and honing the football skills at the Academy itself. Hiroli during his school
days participated in school, district and state level competitions and reached
the national level twice in 2002 and 2003.
Justice Altamash Kabeer, a
judge of Kolkata High Court has been appointed Chief Justice of Jharkhand High
Court. According to an official announcement, his new appointment will be
effective from the date he assumes charge.
The Central government has constituted a 28-member Scientific Advisory Council
to the Prime Minister headed by chemical scientist, CNR. Rao to assist and
advise the prime minister on matters pertaining to science and technology in the
country. Muslim members of this Committee are SE Hasnain and EA Siddiq of the
Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad.
Mohammad Ehtashamul Haq Ansari,
who has been spearheading the movement for improving the lot of bidi workers of
Bihar for about a decade through Azad Bidi Mazdoor Union has been appointed
president of Bihar Unit of Bandhua Mazdoor (bonded labour) Mukti Morcha by its
national president Swamy Agnivesh.
Prof Tarannum Mushtaq,
head of the department of Urdu in Narasinha Dutt College, Howrah has been
conferred upon Doctorate Degree by Kolkata University on her thesis in Urdu on
Maghribi Bengal main Urdu Nazm ka Irtiqa (Evolution of Urdu Poem in West
Bengal). She had completed her thesis under the supervision and guidance of Prof
Yusuf Taqi, a renowned Urdu poet, writer and researcher.
Distinguished geographer and Padmashri awardee, Prof
Mohammad Shafi of Aligarh Muslim University has been appointed member
of the Scientific Committee of International Social Science Council whose Head
Office is in Paris. He is the first Indian to be conferred this honour.
Neema Khalil, a Commerce
student of Ghulam Mohammad Momin Women’s College, Bhiwandi, was elected
general secretary (GS) of Mumbai University, representing its 271 affiliated
colleges and 3.75 lakh students. She is the first Muslim girl student to be
elected to this enviable post, defeating her 15 rivals. She says that previously
she had no interest in politics and in a way she hated politicians but after her
election as GS when she visited the Parliament House in Delhi, she was impressed
to see the Parliamentary proceedings and great political leaders and all her
antipathy to-wards politics and politicians vanished. She says that political
power, capability and media are the three things without which Muslims cannot
succeed in educational, economic and political fields. She thinks that power can
be achieved through politics and capability and command over media can be
acquired through education which must not be ignored at any cost.
Tamanna Yasrab bint Yunus Baig,
a 6th class student of Oxford Nursery and Higher Primary School secured
distinctive position in Kolar district level declamation contest in English. She
was honoured at a function held on the occasion of Republic Day in which state
minister Srinivas Gauda and others were also present.
The Department of Islamic Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi has conferred
Doctorate Degree on Mohammad Faheem
Akhtar Nadwi for his thesis in Urdu on Problems of Modern Age, their
Solutions and the Problem of Ijtehad with reference to India. He completed his
thesis under the supervision and guidance of Prof Akhtarul Wasey, Dean of
Faculty of Humanities and Languages. Akhtar Nadwi is a scholar of Nadwatul Ulama
and author of many books. «
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