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Indian Muslims in Oman to support Vision 2016

Muscat: Prominent Indian Muslims based in the Sultanate of Oman have come forward to support the Vision 2016 programme initiated by the Human Welfare Trust, New Delhi. A poor village called Milak under the Panchayat Pallapura, district Muradabad in Uttar Pradesh, will be adopted by Muscat chapter of HWT with immediate effect. A function was held at Muscat in the second week of February to announce the adoption of the village.

Dr P. Mohammed Ali Galfar, managing director of Galfar LLC, and also vice-president of VISION 2016, congratulated the Muscat Chapter of Vision 2016 for adopting a poor village. S. M. Syed Khalil, group executive director, I & M Galadari, Dubai, said that we all should support this noble initiative and added that such efforts would go a long way to uplift the Muslims of India. Siddique Hasan, general secretary of HWT, New Delhi, said that Indians based at Oman is the first group which is adopting a village fully. Participants at the function have made a commitment to patronise the project village.

Yusuf Nalwala, chairman, HWT-Muscat Chapter, (joint-managing director of Al Ansari LLC, Oman) presided over the function. Journalist Aftab Husain Kola, a key member of HWT-Muscat Chapter, compered the programme. C.M. Najeeb, Mustaque Ahmed, Imtiyaz, K.K. Husain, Abdul Hamid, Mohammed Ashraf, Umer, members of the HWT Muscat Chapter, among others were present on the occasion. The HWT Muscat chapter has drawn up an action plan to address a range of developmental work in the project village over a 3-year period.

Aftab Husain Kola

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 March 2011 on page no. 20

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