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HWF felicitates 750 meritorious Muslim students of U.P.

Human Welfare Foundation felicitated 750 meritorious students of Muslim community of Uttar Pradesh State, who scored 60% & above marks in their board Examination for the academic session 2008-09 in an Award giving function held at Hari Lawn, Ashok Marg, Lucknow. Academic Excellence Award - 2009 U. P. is an initiative of Human Welfare Foundation, New Delhi, and P M Foundation, Kerela. These “Awards for Academic Excellence - 2009 (UP)” are meant to encourage the students to continue performing better in future. It is to motivate the minority students for performing excellently in their academic studies. It is to be noted that the Higher Secondary Examination Results of Muslim Community in the state have been on the poor side during the recent years. The awardees were given cash prizes and citations, whereas the schools were also ranked according to their performances in last three academic sessions. A total of 10 schools were felicitated on this occasion and were given mementos and citations.

Shri S. M. A. Kazmi, chairman, Minority Commission of Uttar Pradesh state graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and congratulated the awardees for their achievement. Addressing the students and their parents, Prof. K. A. Siddiq Hassan, General Secretary of HWF and the architect of vision 2016 programme said “IT IS THE DAY OF SUCCESS” and emphasized the role of education in the development of our country. Therefore, we are making every effort to improve the quality of life of the neglected sections of this society through the Vision 2016 programme, he said.

The programme started with the inaugural words by Justice K. A. Abdul Gafoor, Chairman, P. M. Foundation, Kerela. He said that the PM Foundation started this project in Kerela twenty three years back with just 100 students who secured 0% and above marks, which has now reached to 836 students securing more than 90% marks in the 23rd Award Distribution Programme and we expect the same here in Uttar Pradesh also. The function was presided over by the foundation’s Vice president, Mr. Muhammad Jafar. He congratulated the awardees and said that this award will be a milestone in your life and urged them to perform better and better, so as to compete with this extremely competitive world. A number of other dignitaries such as UP State Information Commissioner, Mr. Virendar Kumar Saxena, Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahli, Naib Imam, Idgah Lucknow, Mr. N. M. Sharfuddin, Trustee, P M Foundation, Mr. C. P. Kunju Muhammad, Trustee, P M Foundation, Mr. Manzoor Ahmed, Ex-IPS, Former Vice-Chancellor, Agra University and Trustee HWF, and Maulana Waliullah Saeedi Falahi, President Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, UP East, addressed the awardees and their parents. Mr. Muhammad Ahmad, Chairman Uttar Pradesh Falah-e-Aam Society and Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Uttar Pradesh (West) welcomed the distinguished guests, awardees and their parents. This programme was organized in association with P M Foundation, U P Falah-e-Aam Society and Students Islamic Organisation of India.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 November 2009 on page no. 17

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