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INAMULLAH KHAN, a student of Sunway Public School, Rampur not only passed in first Division in (Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which is all India level examination, but also secured 96% (A-1 Grade) aggregate marks. Earlier, he had won Gold Medal in Science Olympiad’s English category. Another students(Ms) RAMSHA KAUSAR D/o Muhammad Rehan of Queen Mary School near Tees Hazari (new Delhi) secured an aggregate of more than 94% marks in 10th clas examination. She secured 100% marks in Urdu and Social sciences The results of 10th class and 12th class (CBSE) were declared last week. Whereas the results of Urdu medium schools of Delhi were, on the whole, quite encouraging and in most cases results of Urdu medium schools were more than 85%, in 3 or 4 schools it was cent per cent, those of non-Urdu medium schools were far better. A very large number of students of these school had secured total marks between 95 and 99 percent. The aggregate marks of the student who had topped in the All India CBSE Examination was 99.6 percent. These results also showed that girl students are more serious and hard working in their studies as for the past many years girls on the whole are excelling their male counterparts in these local as well as All India examinations.
Prof KHALID MAHMOOD, poet, author, critic, translator and a senior teacher in Jamia Millia Islamia’s Department of Urdu has been appointed new Vice Chairman of Delhi Urdu Aacdemy by Delhi’s Lt Governor Najeeb Jung in his capacity as Chairman in place of Prof Akkhtarul Wasey who was appointed Commissioner of Linguistic Minorities in December 2013. An author of about a dozen books on research and creative literature, he is also the Honorary Director of Maktaba Jamia Ltd. The post of Delhi Urdu Academy’s Vice Chairman was lying vacant since December 2013 when the then Vice Chairman Prof Akhtarul Wasey was appointed as Commissioner of Linguistic Minorities, Govt of India. Prof Khalid Mahmood has also been honoured with many Awards of Sahitya Academy, MP Urdu Academy etc
 
 
 
 
Twelve years old MUHAMMAD INSAAN ALI, son of a poor fisherman saved three children from drowning in river Ganga at the risk of his own life at Mokama in Patna district of Bihar. He was fishing on the bank of the river when he heard shrieks of four children for help, three of whom were girls who had stepped into the river to bathe but had gone too far in the deep waters and began to drown. Since there was no body else there, Insaan, unable to decide what to do, jumped intothe river. He swam fast, rescued 12-year old Muskan, 8-year old Khushboo and 9-year old Raja and safely brought them to the sore one by one but unfortunately could not save 10-year old Naghma. By the time he reached her she had drowned. Her body was fished out subsequently by police with the help of divers. Local officers said that Insaan’s name would be recommended for National Bravery Award for his exemplary courage and work.
 
 
HUMA KHATOONof Purnia district of Bihar who appeared for State Intermediate examination this year (2014) has topped in the whole of Bihar state. Studying for more than 8 hours daily and without any coaching or guidance and entirely of her own efforts, Huma studied in her village’s primary school. District Magistrate of Purnia District, Sanjay Kumar Agarwal along with other officers and leaders personally visited her house to congratulate her and her parents for her great success which, he said that she will be made a role model for Muslim girls. He offered her sweets, a cheque of Rs 5000 and a medal and said that she will be honoured with ‘Purnia Gaurav Award’
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KAMRAAN GHANI, Bureau Chief of Urdu Net, Japan for India has been appointed Honorary Editor of this newspaper for India in recognition of his efficient services. Kamraan Ghani, a young journalist has been working since long for Urdu net and has greatly helped in popularising Urdu net Japan among Indian readers. The newspaper ‘Urdu Net Japan’, published from Koshi Gaaya city is thte most popular on-line Urdu daily which is read in more than 50 countries.
ZUBAIR SHAAD, who appeared for 2-year Diploma Course in Urdu journalism and mass communication examination which was started for the first time by Jamia Urdu, Aligarh secured first position in this examination.
Dr RAZI HAIDAR  who had done MA and M Phil in Persian from JNU; IMRAN CHAUDHARY, a research scholar in Jamia Millia Islamia’s Department of Persian, SYED HUSAIN, a journalist, MAULANA ZAFIRUDDIN QASMI, research scholar in Delhi University’s Department of Arabic were conferred PhD Degree by JNU, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Osmania University and Delhi University repectively on different subjects pertaining to Urdu, Persian and Arabic literature, criticism, comparative study etc. Whereas achievements of these people are laudable, it is desirable that Muslim scholars also break new grounds and enter new fields of natural, physical, medical, positive, normative and other sciences etc like Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Biology Economics, social sciences, anthropology, electrical, electronic and technogical sciences etc because its is extremely rare to find Muslim scholars writing their research papers and theses on non-traditional subjects like these.
University of Rajasthan  awarded PhD degree awarded to Mrs Najma Ismail in Plant Biotechnology for her work on "In-vitro plant regeneration and bio-chemical studies in clitoria ternatea L."
Shakir, a visually-challenged student, passed his M.Ed from University of Pondichery. He hails from Bihar. Earlier he passed his BA from AMU in 2012. He was able to continue his education with generous help extended by worldofaligs, Prof Qamar Farooqi Scholarship sponsored by Dr Najma Qamar of Los Angeles and Masood Zuberi of Qatar. All members of Shakir's family are blind. His younger brother is studying in AMU Blind School (Dr Mohsin Raza)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wasiqur Rahman, an alumnus of AMU, is the topper of Bihar Medical Exam conducted by Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) this year. Wasiqur had passed his 10+2 examination in 2014 with 91 percent marks from AMU. He belongs to Muzaffarpur where his father Saud Azam Rahmani is Block Agriculture Officer. His mother Jahana Khatoon is Head Miss in a Middle School of Bihar government. Wasiqur wishes to become a cardiologist.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aligarian Dr. Sarfraz Ahmad has been elected as the 25th President of the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America (ASIOA) for a 2-years term. ASIOA promotes fellowship among scientists of Indian origin living in North America, acts as a scientific and educational society, opens channels of communication among all scientists, and acts as a fraternal organization and charitable association. Dr. Ahmad is working as Director of Clinical Research at Gynecologic Oncology Department of Florida Hospital Cancer Institute (FHCI), Orlando. (Zafar Iqbal, Ph.D.).

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 June 2014 on page no. 12

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