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Prof. AKHTARUL WASEY, Padma Shri, who was associated with Jamia Millia Islamia for a long time as Professor of Islamic Studies, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Languages, former Vice Chairman of Delhi Urdu Academy, former Commissioner of Linguistic Minorities and who retired from Jamia Millia Islamia on 31 August ‘16 has been selected by the Board of Management of Maulana Azad University, Jodhpur run by Marwad Muslim Educational and Welfare Society, Jodhpur to be its Vice Chancellor. He has accepted the offer of Jodhpur’s Maulana Azad University’s Board of Management and will soon take over as its Vice Chancellor.
ZAFAR SARESHWALA, Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (Hyderabad) has been officially nominated leader of India’s Haj 2016 Goodwill Delegation to Saudi Arabia. Also, SULTAN AHMAD, Trinamool Congress MP from Bengal and a former union minister has been nominated by Haj Committee of India as the Head of its Goodwill Delegation. It may be stated in this connection that this delegation (Haj Committee of India’s Goodwill Delegation) is separate from Haj Goodwill Delegation which is sent by PMO’s office, as representative of the country, whose head is Mr. Zafar Sareshwala. Haj Committee of India’s Goodwill Delegation 2016 represents the Haj Committee of India.
AAISHA AZIZ from Kashmir is a girl who has the distinction of becoming a commercial pilot at the young age of 20 years in the country. She aspired to become a pilot when she was 16. When she was in BSc (Aviation)’s 3rd year she took admission in Mumbai Flying Club where there were only 4 girls. After years of hard work and firm determination, she completed BSc and was given the licence of commercial pilot. When she was in 12th class of Mumbai’s Christ Church College, a team from USA’s NASA (National Aeronautics & Space Agency or Administration) toured the College and selected three students including her for training in space. So in addition to being a commercial pilot at this young age, she is also trained in space & aviation industry by the world famous NASA.
SHEIKH ALEEM has been unanimously elected Chairman / President of Dargah Hazrat Khwaja Nizamuddin, Delhi’s Dargah Committee on 24 August which manages the affairs of the Dargah.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 September 2016 on page no. 12

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