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Ms SAARIA NABIof Deoband who was brought up in religious environment and received religious education is equally well versed in modern and technical education also. She secured 99.4 percent marks in Petroleum and Natural Gas Management (MBA) examination and topped in the Integral University of Petroleum, Dehradun for which she was awarded a Gold Medal which was given to her by the President of India Pranab Mukherji at a function held in the University’s Convention Hall on 5 September which is observed as Teachers Day.
Dr MAJID DEOBANDI, well-known poet was honoured with the ‘Award 2013’ in recognition of his services to literature and poetry at a function held in India Islamic Cultural Centre on 7 September. The Award was sponsored by Face Group.
Dr TAQI AABDIwho lives in Canada was honoured with ‘Prof Ejaz Husain Award 2012’ at a function held in Hotel Vilas, Civil Lines, Allahabad on 2 September in recognition of his valuable services to literature. Author of about 37 books on literature, criticism and research he has written at least 3 books on poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz. In this function also he spoke extensively on the personality and poetry of Faiz and described him as the greatest poet of the 21st century.
Mrs NAYYAR SABZWARI, former Principal of GDAV Girls College, Anoop Shahar was honoured with Presidential Award in recognition of her fine administrative capabilities during her term as Principal of this College. According to College’s manager Naresh Aggarwal, during her term as Principal from 2000 to 2013 the College made all round progress and the College was honoured with Asia-Pacific Leadership Achievement Award 2009. In addition to this, because of cent per cent result of High School Intermediate consecutively for 5 years the College was given ‘A’ Certificate by Education Department’s Director & Secretary. She is also a promoter of women’s education.
Urdu weekly Nai Dunia, on the occasion of 40 years of its publication this year instituted an award for good, investigative and creditable performance in Urdu journalism for which the Awrd is proposed to be given to the following persons and newspapers: Journalist AHMAD SAYEED MALIHABADI has been selected for being honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award for promotion of Urdu journalism. Daily Inqilab has been selected for ‘Waqar-e Sahafat’ Award for best editoral services.Siyasat daily of Hyderabad has been selected for Azmat-e Sahafat Award’ as the best Urdu daily.Rashtriya Sahara has been selected for ‘Aadaab-e Sahafat Award’ for best reporting. Urdu Times of Mumbai has been selected for ‘Tazein-e Sahafat Award’ for best get-up and cartoons. SANJIV SARAF of Rekhta Dot. Com has been selected for ‘Farogh-e Urdu Award’ for promotion of Urdu language. (Late) ASGHAR ALI ENGINEER has been selected for posthumous ‘Qaumi Ekta Award’ for promoting national, unity. VINOD MEHTA has been selected for ‘Qaumi Yekjehti (harmony and integration) Award for important role in promoting national unit and integration. The jury which decided these awards consisted of Kuldeep Nayyar (journalist), Syed Shahid Mehdi, former VC of Jamia Millia Islamia, Prof Akhtarul Wasey and journalists M. Afzal and Masoom Muradabadi.
Dr SHABANA NAZEER, Principal of RSKV No 2 of Jama Masjid was one of the 60 teachers of Delhi who were honoured with State Awards by chief minister Shiela Dikshit on Teachers Day. The Award included certificate, shawl and a cheque of Rs 25000. This is the seventh award given to her relating to teaching, school discipline and management, good results etc. A sincere and hard worker, she is also a member of Delhi Urdu Academy’s Governing Council and daughter of poet (late) Rif’at Sarosh and is herself also a poetess.
FIROZ BAKHT AHMAD, Chairman of Friends for Education, an NGO for promoting education and an Urdu, Hindi and English journalist who has been promoting Urdu language, culture and civilization, personalities and organisations in different languages was honoured with a special Award by NCPUL Director Dr Khwaja Muhammad Ikramuddin at the Bangalore Urdu Kitab Mela on 17 September.
NEYAZ CHOLA, a science teacher at a school in Calicut and Director of Handicrafts has been honoured by Kerala government with ‘Best Teacher Award’. In addition to his normal teaching job he has also produced more than 30 pieces of beautiful handicrafts items.
AHMAD RAEES SIDDIQI, editor of Nadia Times was honoured with ‘Shamsheer-e Sahafat Award’ in recognition of his journalistic and social services at the 131st mushaira held at Mathura on 17 September which was till date’s biggest and most successful mushaira. He was given a shawl and a scroll of honour.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 October 2013 on page no. 12

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