By Pervez Bari, TwoCircles.net
Bhopal: Khalid Rauf of Bhopal has been nominated as Member on the Board of Governors of Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal.
Â Â Â He has been nominated by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education. His nomination is for a period of five years.
Â Â Â A graduate in Mechanical Engineering, Khalid Rauf is an alumnus of MACT, the precursor of MANIT, 1972 batch. He hails from a well-educated family and is the eldest son of ex-chairman of Bhopal Auqaf & Founder of Munshi Hussain Khan Technical Institute, Bhopal, Mr. Abdul Rauf Khan, a great visionary who emerged from Bhopal and who devoted his larger years of life for the betterment of the community, specially the lesser privileged.
Â Â Â Er. Rauf had his schooling at local St. Joseph's Convent and is an active member of the Association of Convent Ex-Students (ACES)
Â Â Â He is soft-spoken, gentle and has a multi-faceted pleasing personality. He is an avid writer with a journalistic instinct. He fully believes in the Nobel laureate Amartaya Sen saying: "Education is key to economic prosperity".
Â Â Â Er. Rauf is a widely travelled man and has keen interests in the field of education. During his last visit to Britain was very much impressed by the educational facilities in Imperial College, London and Cambridge University.
Â Â Â He is a proud father as his son Atif Rauf in 2000 was the only one selected from all over India for Shrewsbury School scholarship offered by the UK High Commission, New Delhi ahead of aspirants from metros and other cities of India.
Â Â Â Er. Rauf has a wide friend circle and has a penchant to maintain soulful links especially with his classmates spread all over the world. ([email protected])