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Progressive Muslim Education Trust Prize distribution at Surat

Progressive Muslim Education Trust (PMET), Rander  (Gujarat) organized its 25th Annual Scholarship and Prize Distribution Programme on 25 December 2010 at Manubarwala Daud Munshi Memorial Hostel, Rander. Dawoodbhai Lehri, a social worker and the Deputy General Manager, BSNL, Surat presided over the function. Maulana Fazlul Rahim Mujaddidi, chairman of Jamiatul Hidayah, Jaipur, was the chief guest. Ahmedbhai Kakuji, Dawoodbhai Azad and Ibrahimbhai Saleh were guests of honour.

Hafiz Shoeb Wadiwala (President, PMET) introduced various activities carried out by PMET. He focused on the recent programme of guiding and coaching for Competitive Exams of UPSC and GPSC. He informed that 13 students were adopted under the C. A. programme including six Patel girls. Total educational, lodging and boarding expenses of these students are borne by the PMET.

Maulana Fazlurrahim Mujaddidi talked about the importance of competitive exams. He encouraged students to develop their skills with high Islamic values and prepare for the competitive exams of UPSC. He pointed out how 10000 IAS officers manage the Indian population of over one billion. He urged students of the Muslim community to take active interest and do hard work for becoming IAS and IPS officers. He congratulated the PMET for arranging this scholarship Distribution programme for needy students of the community. He offered to accept 10 students on PMET’s recommendation for IAS/IPS preparation at their Delhi coaching centre. Maulana Habibullah (Joint secretary, Bombay Patel Welfare Society) emphasized the high moral values and humanitarian drives. Dawoodbhai Azad in his short speech urged the donors to donate their zakat fund to educational institutions which serve the community. He stressed the point that students should be encouraged to build career as Muslim doctors or Muslim engineers and not to forget the lesson of high value of Islamic morals that our elders have taught us.

Rubina S Petal, a final year CA student, in her emotional speech informed the audience how PMET took care of all the five girls of CA stream. In his presidential speech, Dawoodbhai Lehri informed the audience how the PMET grew up. He reminded the hard work done by the Founder Trustees of PMET, Yusuf Lat, Suleman Patel and Mohmed V. Patel. 265 students were awarded scholarships of nearly Rs 11.75 lakh, whereas nearly 56 top scorers in different disciplines were awarded with cash prize worth Rs one lakh. 

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This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 January 2011 on page no. 10

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