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HWF felicitates meritorious students of Delhi

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New Delhi: Human Welfare Foundation (HWF), PM Foundation Kerala and Fathima Heath Care Group jointly felicitated 100 meritorious students of the Muslim community of Delhi in an Award Distribution Ceremony held here at the Hamdard Convention Centre of Jamia Hamdard on 9 October.

Saiyid Hamid, Chairman of HWF and Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard, said that the award programme will indeed induce confidence and motivation in the students of this community and in turn play a part in empowering the community.

Safdar H. Khan, Chairman of the Delhi Minorities Commission, said that there are multiple numbers of educational scholarships schemes and financial assistance programmes from government which are given annually to minorities and these must be utilised.

Prof. Siddique Hassan, the spirit behind HWF said in his keynote address that selfish individual is what the present educational environment is creating in this age of competition. He said that students who received awards need to be part of serving the society.

Ambassador of Bosnia, Saeed Avdic, Dr. M. Ibrahim of the Embassy of Yemen, Dr Maazim, Prof. Akhtar Siddiqui, former Chairman NCTE, Master Abdul Waheed, President JIH Delhi & Haryana, Musharraf Hussain Siddiqui, Sheikh Shoaib Bhudan, Secretary, SIO of India, spoke during this programme.

Students who scored more than 60% marks in Board Examination for the academic session 2011 were awarded in the function. Each students was awarded a cash prize of Rs 1000 and Certificate of Merit.

Award programmes of this kind will be held in 14 other states of India. Initially, in 2009 the award-programme was organized by HWF in Lucknow, U.P. and last year, HWF organised such programmes in four other states, viz., Assam, Bihar, W.B. and U.P.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 October 2011 on page no. 17

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