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8th Annual Day of Alliance School

Jalangi (Murshidabad): Last month the 8th annual day of Alliance School Murshidabad was held in a befitting manner. Parents of the students as well as a large number of villagers from the surrounding areas attended the function.

On the dias L/R: Masoom Moradabadi,
Mufti Ataur Rahman Qasmi, Dr Khan, Dr Mujibur Rahman

The annual day started with the inaugural speech of Dr. Mojibur Rahman, former principal of RDK College, who presided over the function. In his inaugural speech, the school administrator, Golam Kibria, said, “Students of class VIII or even IX of  Government-aided schools cannot pinpoint their aim and objective in life and cannot write their names in English. But we succeeded to instill in them awareness about their aim and objective of life. So much so that students of class IV or  V want to be IPS, IAS and WBCS officers or doctors or engineers. Kibriya said that “Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan established this high standard school in a poor area. Without his help and continued support, it would never have been possible to establish such a school in this area. I pray for his long life and praise the teachers and other workers of the school for their sacrifice and hard work for the success of the school.”

Dr Khan speaking while Shaikh Azizur Rahman translates

The function was attended by men of international repute like chairman of Charity Alliance  and Editor of The Milli Gazette Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, reputed scholar of Islam Mufti Ataur Rahman Qasmi, chairman of Shah Waliullah Institute, Masoom Moradabadi, editor of the Urdu daily Jadeed Khabar and Shaikh Azizur Rahman, Voice of America correspondent in Kolkata.

Confident children of the school presenting an item

Speaking during the function, Dr Khan said, “Eight years back in 2009 the school started functioning in a rented house. Countless Mercy of Allah and people’s great zeal for education have made this school possible.” He added, “Teachers are the actual craftsmen in developing students. Buildings are not a big factor here. Good education is the key to the success of an educational institution.” He exhorted the parents to take keen interest in the education of their children and help them do their homework and instil in them good moral character and manners. He praised the school administrator Golam Kibria whose efforts have borne fruit and the school now enjoys good reputation and its students are accepted in good schools across West Bengal.

Best Student of 2015: Roshan Ara Khatoon

 The function was also graced by the area MLA, Mr. Abdur Razzak, Mr. Asraful Islam, head master of Ghoshpara Sarvapalli Bidyaniketan, eminent social worker Mr. Abdur Razzak Mollah, Maulana Doulat Hossain and others.

Jalangi MLA Abdur Razzak Mondal

 Mufti Ataur Rahaman Qasmi said, “There are countless numbers of government-sponsored schools which have good infrastructure but their quality of education is poor.” He said, “Brain is a gift of Allah. It is not a monopoly of any group or nation. Whoever will use his brain properly will play a leading role in building his nation and society.”

Journalist Masoom Moradabadi said, “We took the same time to reach Murshidabad from Kolkata which we will take to reach Los Angeles in the US - eight long hours. But the tender ones here and the guardians have charmed me so much. I am extremely happy to see the vitality of these tender ones. This vitality will lead them to achieve their goals in life.”

Shaikh Azizur Rahman said, “the way the students of the school perform smartly in all formats of the programme without any hesitation charmed me as well as others who noticed it.”

 A number of other speakers also expressed their views applauding the achievements of  Alliance School Murshidabad for providing quality education to poor children.

The chair of the function Dr. Mojibur Rahaman, said, “The Muslim community is far from modern education. Lack of modern education and inferiority complex are going to devour the Muslim community. Under these circumstances, the Alliance School Murshidabd will show the way of light in this area -- there is no doubt about it. Students’ spontaneous and fearless activity in different competitions is a bright example of the success of this school.” (Jalaluddin Ahmed, Teacher, Alliance School Murshidabad)

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 August 2016 on page no. 13

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