By TwoCircles.net newsdesk
Chandigarh: Haryana Governor, Dr. A.R. Kidwai conferred coveted Sabir Dutt Award for social upliftment of women on Dr. Syeda Saiyidain, at a simple function in Haryana Raj Bhavan today.
Dr. Syeda Saiyidain is member of the Planning Commission of India. She is the great granddaughter of the Maulana Altaf Hussain Hali Panipati.
She is the founder member of Muslim Womenâ€™s forum and South Asians for Human Rights. She is Founder trustee for Womenâ€™s Initiative for Peace in South Asia and Center for Dialogue and Reconciliation.
She has done a lot of research work on Maulan Hali who hailed from Panipat in Hariyana. Haryana Urdu Akademi has conferred this award for her consistent and committed work for the social upliftment of women.
Late Sabir Dutt was an accomplished Urdu poet of Haryana.
Phool Chand Mullana, Education Minister and senior Vice-Chairman of the Haryana Urdu Akademi, Kashmiri Lal Zakir, Secretary Haryana Urdu Akademi, Mr. Alok Nigam, Secretary to Haryana Governor werealso present on this occasion.