last fortnight to Indian Muslims
06 June 2010
DR AKHLAQUR RAHMAN QIDWAI, who served as
governor of West Bengal, Bihar and Haryana at different times and as
chairman of UPSC has been selected by Institute of Objective Studies (IOS)
for being honoured with third IOS Life Time Achievement Award. The Award,
consisting of a memento, Commendation Certificate and a cheque of Rs one
lakh, will be given to him at a function to be held in Delhi on 29 May.
IOS chairman, Dr Manzoor Alam said that the award is being given to him in
recognition of his distinguished community and national services in
DR MANSOOR KHUSHTAR, a young poet, writer and journalist was
honoured with ‘Umar Farid Journalism Award’. Another award ‘Shakoor Ahmad
Award’ was given to Dr Aqeel Ahmad Siddiqui in recognition of his social
services. The awards were given by Dr Shakeel Ahmad, former Union Minister
of State and presently the spokesman of All India Congress Committee.
IMTIAZ SOOLIMAAN of South Africa, who is of Indian origin, who
founded ‘Gift of the Givers Foundation’ more than a decade ago, a
humanitarian aid organisation that has provided relief to people in
distress worldwide, was presented ‘Order of the Baobab in Silver,’ one of
South Africa’s highest awards, by South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma on
27th April at a function held at the presidential guest house in Pretoria
for his excellent contribution to humanitarian relief mission in various
countries. Latest humanitarian relief mission of his organisation was in
Haiti during the recent disastrous earthquake.
PROF. SUGHRA MEHDI, renowned fiction writer and litterateur was
honoured with Maikash Award by Bazm-e-Maikash, a literary oganisation of
Agra which has been honouring litterateurs and men of letters for the past
about 15 years. The award was given to her at a function held at Agra.
DR. ASRARUL HAQ KHAN of Jhandanagar in Nepal who is a member of
Nepal’s great Islamic Centre, Markaz Al Tauheed, was honoured with an
award consisting of a grand trophy and cash prize by Nepal Science and
Technology, an educational and scientific organisation on the occasion of
its 27th Annual Function in recognition of his valuable services in the
field of promotion of women’s education in the country. The award was
presented to him by Nepal’s Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar.
Islamic Republic of Iran’s embassy in New Delhi observed Martyrdom Day of
Ustad Murtaza Mutahhari, the great Islamic thinker and religious scholar
of Iran, which is also observed as Teachers Day in Iran, on 3rd May in
Iran Culture House in memory of Ayatollah Motahhari. On this occasion
Ustad Shaheed Mutahhari Award 2010 was presented to MAULANA KALBE SADIQ,
noted Shia religious leader and scholar and Vice President of All India
Muslim Personal Law Board, MUFTI MUKARRAM AHMAD, Imam of Shahi
Fatehpuri Masjid, Delhi and DR HAMZA of Kerala Islamic foundation.
The award consisting of a commendation certificate and cash prize of Rs
40,000 was presented to each of them by Iran’s Ambassador Syed Mehdi
Nabizadah at the embassy premises.
Source: The Milli Gazette, 16-31 May 2010