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Awards for Indian Muslims last fortnight

Prof. GOPI CHAND NARANG, famous Urdu critic is among the eight prominent litterateurs who were honoured with Bhartiya Bhasha Parishad (BBP) Award at a function held at Kolkata and chaired by Gyanpeeth Award winner, well-known Urdu poet Prof. Shaharyar on 23 February. The Award consists of a certificate, scroll of honour, a silken doshala, a memento of ivory art piece and a cash prize of Rs one lakh.

P.P. SHRIVASTAV a senior and veteran poet has been selected by UP Urdu Academy for being honoured with Amir Khusrao Award 2010 in recognition of his overall services to Urdu and Urdu literature. The Award, consisting of a cash prize of Rs. 1.5 lakh will be given to him by UP chief minister Mayawati at an award-giving function to be held in UP Urdu Academy premises in the current month. This news was given by UP Urdu Academy’s secretary Amjad Husain.

Awards to Urdu toppers: New Delhi: Ghalib Academy, Delhi has decided to give awards to students who have topped in Urdu in MA and BA. For this purpose a function will be held at Ghalib Academy in Basti Hazrat Nizamuddin on 25 March at 5 in the evening. Toppers in BA (Urdu) will be given cheques of Rs. 1500 and those of MA (Urdu) will be given cheques of Rs. 2000 as well as some publications of Ghalib Academy. Their names have not yet been announced.

UP Urdu Academy Awards for 2010-11: Lucknow: UP Urdu Academy’s executive committee in its meeting held on 26 February ‘11 has decided to honour the following men of letters with its awards for the year 2010-11: Prof. WALIUL HAQ ANSARI has been selected at national level for being honoured with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Award which consists of Rs. 5 lakh. P.P. SHRIVASTAV of Noida has been selected for being honoured with Amir Khusrao Award (one Award) which consists of Rs. 1,50,000. For overall literary services 5 persons have been selected for being honoured with awards which consist of Rs. one lakh each. They are SYED AMEEN ASHRAF for poetry, SYED MUHAMMAD ASHRAF for fiction, Prof. ABUL KALAM QASMI (of Aligarh) for research and criticism, MOHSIN KHAN (Lucknow) for children’s literature, Dr. AUSAF AHMAD (Noida) for science, SYED JA’FFAR RAZA (Allahabad) has been selected for Prem Chand Award which also consists of Rs. one lakh. Two awards of Rs. 50,000 each for journalism have been given toOBAIDULLAH NASIR (Print media) and Mrs. UMA CHAKBAST (Electronic media). One Award for media consisting of Rs. 25,000 has been given to Rashtriya Sahara daily.

Books published in 2010: Six books have been selected for awards which are given to authors of these books. Authors are: Dr. ANWAR (of Lucknow), HANIF NAQVI (Varanasi), IQBAL MAJEED (Bhopal), ALI AHMAD FATEMI (Allahabad), SHAUKAT HAYAT (Patna) and Hakeem ZUBAIR RAHMAN (Aligarh). Awards of Rs. 20,000 have been  given to each author.

Ten books have been selected for awards of Rs. 15000 each, which will be given to their authors who are as follows:Dr. MOAZZAMUDDIN (Delhi), Dr. AFTAB AHMAD AFAQI (Varanasi), Dr. RAZIA HAMID (Bhopal), Dr. MUZAFFAR HANAFI (Delhi), NIGAR AZEEM (Delhi), Dr. SHADAB ALEEM (Meerut), KAUSAR MAZHARI (New Delhi), Dr. RAHAT ABRAR (Aligarh), SHAMIM TARIQ (Mumbai), Prof. SAGHIR IBRAHIM (Aligarh).

Eighteen books have been selected for awards of Rs. 10,000 each which will be given to their authors who are: Prof. IFTIKHAR ALAM KHAN (Aligarh), WAQAR NAASIRI (Lucknow), ABID SUHAIL (Lucknow), ASLAM BARABANKVI (Lucknow),Hakeem Syed TASADDUQ HUSAIN TASADDUQ (Muradabad), RAEES ANSARI (Lucknow), Dr. SAGHIR (Aligarh), KHABAB AHMAD KHAN (Bahraich), RAUF KHAIR (Hyderabad), Dr. HODA FARIDI (Aligarh), HAQQANI AL QASMI (Delhi), SUHAIL ANJUM (Sant Kabir Nagar), Dr. SHAMS BADAYUNI (Badayun),TASNEEM FATEMA Amrohvi (Amroha), NADEEM ARSHI (Amroha), BAHAR SAMBHLI (Muradabad), NAAZ QADIRI (Muzaffarpur), KHWAJA JAVED AKHTAR (Allahabad).

AFSANA PARVEEN, a research scholar in AMU’s Department of Urdu has been granted Maulana Azad Fellowship by University Grants Commission. This Fellowship is meant for students belonging to the minority community and its term is for five years.

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

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