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Awards for Indian Muslims last fortnight

Dr. MIRZA SHAFIQ HUSAIN ‘Shafiq’, a young critic and author of about a dozen books has been honoured with Ghalib Award by State Government Literary Association in recognition of his services in the fields of criticism and literature. The Award, consisting of a cash prize of Rs 51,000 and a Commendation Certificate, was presented to him by Swamy Prasad Maurya, UP minister at a function held at Hindi Sansthan on 13 February.


Prof. ABIDA MALIKof Microbiology Department of AMU’s J.N. Medical College has been honoured with medical science’s prestigious Dr. U.C. Chaturvedi Oration Award which consists of a Gold Medal, a Commendation Certificate and a shawl. The Award was presented to her at the 7th annual conference of UP MICROCON 2011 held at Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute, Lucknow in recognition of her 38 years service in the field of microbiology. Her more than 120 research articles have been published in Indian and foreign journals and she has delivered more than 75 scientific lectures in Indian and foreign cities.


Research Paper presented by KAENAT (Kaaenaat) RIZVI, a research scholar in AMU’s Department of Psychology has been selected as the Best Paper for which he has been honoured with an Award. He presented his research paper on ‘Impact of Occupational Stress on Psychological Well-being among Government and non-Government Office Workers’ in the 44th National Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology held at Karnataka’s Mysore University. His Paper was based on his study of about 200 persons employed in government and non-government offices in Rae Bareily district of UP.


Prof. MALIKZADA MANZOOR AHMAD, prominent Urdu poet and Dr. HARI OM, poet and fiction writer and a former District Magistrate of Gorakhpur were honoured with Firaq Gorakhpuri Award 2010 in recognition of their literary services at a function held at Gorakhpur on 6 February.


Delhi Urdu Academy, with the approval of its chairperson and Delhi’s Chief Minister Mrs Shiela Dikshit has selected the following eight persons for its annual awards for the year 2010: Prof GOPI CHAND NARANG, prominent Urdu critic and writer has been selected for being honoured with All India Bahadur Shah Zafar Award 2010 and SHUJA’ KHAWAR, prominent poet has been selected for being honoured with Pundit Brij Mohan Datattriya Kaifi Award for Urdu Poetry. Both these Awards carry a cash prize of Rs 1.50 lakh each.Prof. MUJEEB RIZVI, Urdu and Hindi poet, critic and researcher was honoured with Academy’s ‘Research and Criticism Award’.FAROOQ ARGALI, author was honoured with ‘Creative Prose Award.’ ABRAR KARATPURI, noted poet was honoured with Academy’s Award for Urdu Poetry.ATEEQ SIDDIQI, senior journalist and editor ofAl Yaum daily and Wahdat-e Nau weekly was honoured with ‘Urdu Journalism Award’.AZIZ QURESHI, Urdu dramatist, stage and television actor and director was honoured with ‘Urdu Drama Award’. Dr. OBAIDUR RAHMAN was honoured with ‘Scientific Literature Award’ in recognition of his services for popularising science and scientific knowledge in Urdu. Whereas the remaining six Awards carry a cash prize of Rs 50,000 each, all the eight Awards also carry, in addition to the cash prizes, a certificate, a shawl and a memento each. The Awards will be given to the awardees at a function to be held in Delhi on a date to be announced soon.


Dr. FARHAT NASEEM SIDDIQI, Reader in AMU’s Department of Geology and Assistant Proctor of AMU has been honoured by International Friendship Society, New Delhi with the prestigious ‘Shiksha Ratn Award’ in recognition of his many valuable achievements in the field of geology. The Award was given to him by former Governor of Assam and Tamil Nadu, Bhishm Narayan Singh at a function held in Delhi on 15 February.


ABID SUHAIL, noted fiction writer and fiction critic has been honoured by Sholapur (Maharashtra)’s All India Literary Conference with its national level Award which consists of a cash prize of Rs 51,000, a scroll of honour and an insignia in recognition of his overall services to Urdu literature. The Award will be given to him at a function to be held in Sholapur on 27 February. An author of more than a dozen books, Abid Suhail is also a noted Urdu and English journalist and has won many awards like All India Ghalib Award and awards of other academies.


MAAHIR MANSOOR, presently Visiting Professor in the Department of English of Bangalore’s Al Ameen Degree College has been selected for Sahitya Academy’s Award for Urdu translations. For the current year’s translation awards, translations of books during the period 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2008 were considered. Maahir Mansoor was selected for the translation of Kannad dramatist Chandra Shekhar Kampaad’s drama Sri Sampagay from Kannad into Urdu. Mansoor is equally well-versed in English, Kannad, Urdu and Hindi. In addition to this drama, he has also translated many other books, stories and poems from English, Kannad and Hindi into Urdu and has also been awarded by Karnataka Urdu Academy for translation of many books into Urdu. ABDUL GHANI BAIG ATHAR has been selected for Sahitya Academy’s translation Award for translations into Kashmiri language. The Awards, consisting of Rs 50,000 in cash, Commendation Certificate and a shawl will be given to the selected persons at a function to be held in Delhi in August 2011.


Ms RIZWANA SAMPLEWALA, a housewife of Indore won in a draw of ‘Queen of Diamonds 2010’ contest a bumper prize of Rs 50 lakh worth of gold and diamond jewellery. This unique contest was organised by Tanishq of Tata Group in a bid to induce customers to buy gold and jewellery items at a time when prices of these precious metals are sky-rocketing. Tanishq, well-known name in gold and jewellery trades had laid down certain conditions for participation in this contest which continued for more than a month i.e., from 1 October to 7 November and during this period this company registered sales worth Rs 700 crores and disbursed prizes worth Rs. 5 crores. In addition to the bumper prize of Rs 50 lakh worth of gold and jewellery there were winners of six other prizes of Rs 4 lakh each of gold and jewellery items.


Music Director A.R. RAHMAN has won the Best Original Song Award, a Trophy, at the Critics’ Choice Movie Award at Los Angeles. His award winning song was If I rise for Danny Boyle’s film ‘127 Hours.’.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 March 2011 on page no. 16

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