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A.A. KHAN, Executive Director-cum-Asset Manager of Rajahmundry Asset of Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) was honoured by ONGC’s Chairman & Mg. Director, Sudhir Vasudeva with an Award under whose leadership and control ONGC’s Rajahmundry Asset was declared the ‘Best Onshore Performing Asset’ for scoring excellent performance in all the important fields such as drilling, production (crude and gas), health and safety, environment, sale of gas, finance and human resource. The award, instituted for the first time, was presented to him (A. A. Khan) on the occasion of India’s Independence Day celebrations at ONGC’s Head Office at Dehradun.
ZAFRULLAH KHAN, noted social and political worker has been appointed national general secretary of Janta Dal (S) by its President H.D. Deve Goda, former Prime Minister of India.
RAHMANI FOUNDATIONof Maulana Muhammad Wali Rahmani has, in view and appreciation of its valuable services in social, educational, environmental, health and welfare fields, been honoured by All India Business Development Association with its ‘Bhartiya Vikas Ratn Award’. This Award, consisting of a Trophy and Letter of Appreciation was given by Dr. Bhishm Narain Singh, former Governor of Tamil Nadu and Assam to Rahmani Foundation’s representative, Maulana Zafar Abdur Rauf Rahmani, secretary of Rahmani Foundation’s Department of Education at a function held at Constitution Club, New Delhi on 3 September.
Ms. REHANA AKHTAR working at Sher-e Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar was honoured with President’s National Florence Nightingale Award 2012 for her outstanding contribution in Nursing Research at a grand function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. The Award consisted of Rs. 50,000, a Medal and Certificate of Merit. She received many other awards and honours on earlier occasions. She is highly qualified in different disciplines of medical therapy and has more than 20 publications to her credit.
Dr. PIYA ELIZABETH, noted intellectual of Copenhagen who is actively trying to promote Urdu in Denmark, OWAIS JAMAL SHAMSI, famous poet who wrote the tarana (song) of Jamia Urdu and Dr. KHALID AMEER, Principal of M.A.H. Inter College of Ghazipur (U.P.) were honoured with ‘Jamia Urdu Excellence Award’ at a function held at AMU’s Kennedy Hall, sponsored by Jamia Urdu. In addition to these people, ‘Jamia Urdu Excellence Award’ was also given to Johnny Foster for composing the tarana of Jamia Urdu and many others for their specialization in their respective subjects.
Mrs. JAMILA FIRDAUS, Special Educator & Psychologist of Navrachana School, Baroda and Mrs. MANJU ARIF, Principal of Delhi Public School, Bangalore are among the 67 prominent Principals, Teachers and Mentors who were honoured with Central Board of Secondary Education National Awards 2011 by union HRD, communications and Information Technology minister Kapil Sibal at a function held at India International Centre, New Delhi on 4 September on the occasion of Teachers Day which is celebrated on 5 September every year.
Mrs. SHIELA DIKSHITchief minister of Delhi state, has been honoured alongwith some others like MULAYAM SINGH Yadav, Bollywood actor of yesteryears DILIP KUMAR (Yusuf Khan), senior Urdu poet GULZAR Dehlvi and journalist ASAD RAZA (of Rashtraya Sahara Urdu) by Jamia Urdu, Aligarh with its Ductoor-e Adab (D. Litt.) 2012 Degree in recognition of her / their services and contribution for the promotion of Urdu language and Literature. The Degree (Honoris Causa) was presented to her on behalf of Jamia Urdu (Aligarh) by Delhi Minorities Commission’s Chairman Safdar H. Khan personally in her office on 3 September in the presence of her cabinet colleagues and some others.              

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 September 2012 on page no. 12

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