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An Educational Institution Devoted to Slum Dwellers

New Delhi: Jamia Nagar based slum-dwellers’ educational institution, The Oxford Square, recently announced that it is prepared to take 100 orphan students for admission to classes I to VIII to provide them with high-class modern education free of cost. This school has been recently described by the Digital Education Magazine as one of the best educational institutions in the country. The school caters to poor students especially slum dwellers.

Students start arriving at Oxford Square at 6.45 am

Two students of The Oxford Square secured 100% marks at the Class X CBSE examinations in 2015. This year eight Oxford Square students have scored above 92% marks at the CBSE class X examinations. They are Salman Khan, Mohammad Sohail, Dilshad Ayyub, Junaid Asrar, Faisal Nazeer, Adil Nazeer, Arsh Alam and Irfanullah.

British High Commission rep Eve Platt giving certificate to a student

Syed Saami Mahmood, director of the school, said that free education would be provided to orphan boys and girls who do not have fathers. Mr. Mahmood appealed to prominent members of the community to recommend cases of deserving orphan students. Mr. Mahmood said that it is the duty of every member of the community to support the education of orphaned children. He said that The Oxford Square would not charge a single penny from the orphan students and would also provide them with the facility of football and badminton sessions twice a week at the Netaji Subhash Sports Complex in Jasola. The orphan students admitted to The Oxford Square would be taught the syllabus of the Central Board of Secondary Education, in addition to Modern Arabic and moral science which includes The Holy Quran and the traditions of the Holy Prophet (pbuh).

The director of the school concluded his statement by quoting the Holy Quran as saying: “True piety does not consist in turning your faces towards the east or the west, but truly pious is he who believes in God, and the Last Day; and in the angels, and revelation, and in the prophets; and spends his substance - however much he himself may cherish it, upon his near of kin, the orphans, the needy, the wayfarer, the beggars and for the freeing of human beings from bondage; and is constant in prayer and renders the purifying dues; and truly pious are they who keep their promises whenever they promise, and are patient in misfortune and hardship and in time of peril: it is they that have proved themselves true, and it is they who are conscious of God.”

Oxford Square may be contacted at N-11 Defence Services Sailing Club Road New Delhi - 110025 or by calling at 011-40538908 or 9990995088 or via email at theoxfordsquare@hotmail.com

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 July 2016 on page no. 13

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