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Goan Muslims welcome Ramzan by distributing food kits 2015

All Goa Muslim Educational & Social Welfare Society welcomed Ramzan by Organising 'Ramzan Kit' distribution Programme on Sunday, 21 June, 2015 at Posh English School, Navelim, Salcete, Goa.

Luizinho Faleiro giving 'Ramzan Kits'
Luizinho Faleiro distributing 'Ramzan Kits'

The Programme started with the Quranic recitation by Maulana Irfan Kasmi followed by his short explanation on 'Ramzan Fasts' & its importance to Human Beings. Thereafter, President of All Goa Muslim, Mr. Ashraf Pandial welcomed the Guests on & off the dais and wished everybody present a 'Happy & Joyful Ramzan'. He briefly explained various activities carried by the Society for the benefit of the poor and needy in Goa. He said that the Society is looking for a suitable place in and around Margao to build a 'Women's Hospital' which he said 'will be a unique and one of its kind in Goa'. He further added, 'Muslims have and are being used as vote banks by the politicians and there are very 'few who really work for the community'. He praised Mr. Luizinho Faleiro for his contribution to Muslim Community in Goa and expressed satisfaction with the same expectation in the long run.

Ex-Chief Minister, present Goa Congress President & Chief Guest of the Programme Mr. Luizinho Faleiro thanked AGM for inviting him as a chief Guest of this important Muslim Programme, wished people on the eve of start of Holy month of Ramzan and briefly listed his contribution to the Community when he was the MLA & Chief Minister of Goa. He said that, it was during his tenure that the Qabrastan (graveyard) Land was passed in the Assembly and all the process for acquiring it was processed but, once he was dethroned, the file went missing from the Collectorate. He said that, he tried his best that time and will continue to do so to make Qabrastan a reality. He announced Ashraf Pandial as the Co-ordinator of Qabrastan Acquiring Committee and assured his full support in acquiring the allotted land at the earliest. He said that, he has been entrusted to build Party network in the State by the high command and said that, he is working hard to fulfill the goal at the earliest.

Mr. Luizinho Faleiro distributed 'Ramzan Kits' to some of the needy Muslims from in and around Margao, assisted by Ashraf Pandial. Mr. Shaikh Zamir conducted the Programme and Mr. Mohammed Jaffar gave the vote of thanks.  A total 170 kits (grocery items)  were distributed by the AGM committee.

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