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Prof. DANISH IQBAL of Jamia Millia Islamia was honoured with ‘Lasa Kaul Award’ for his documentary film based on promotion of communal harmony. It may be stated that (Mr.) Lasa Kaul was head of Radio Kashmir but after the rise of militancy he was mercilessly killed by militants. Subsequently, in his honour Indian government announced Lasa Kaul Award for promotion of communal peace and harmony. Prof. Danish Kaul’s documentary titled Kahani ek Mukhbir Programme ki (Story of an informer programme) which depicts the efforts of promoting communal peace and harmony and bringing back migrant Kashmir Pundits to Kashmir. This documentary was considered best and hence selected for this Award. Prof. Danish Iqbal is a dramatist and has been honoured with 9 different awards for his dramas etc.
The services of JAMIA COOPERATIVE BANK, Jamia Nagar in promoting the cause of mutual help and assistance were considered the best in this respect because of which this Bank’s Vice Chairman R. N. Srivastava was honoured with ‘Best Cooperator Award 2015-16’ by Mutual Fund Educational Fund Committee in the presence of this Bank’s Chairman, Qamrul Hasan Baig at a function held at Hindi Bhawan under the sponsorship of Delhi State Cooperative Union Ltd. (DSCUL) on 22 November. Speaking on this occasion DSCUL’s secretary, P. M Sharma said, on the basis of statistics, that Jamia Cooperative Bank has been rendering valuable service to the poor and middle class people and is working very successfully as compared to other banks.
Telengana State Urdu Academy has awarded the first prize in the category of research and criticism to Gawah Urdu weekly editor Syed Fazil Husain Parvez’s book Urdu Media - aaj aur kal. Consisting of 500 pages and 110 chapters, this book portrays the evolutional process of Urdu press from the days of primitive printing to this day.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 December 2016 on page no. 12

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