Promote professional education among Muslims: Lt-Governor

jpg file staff reporter

Lt. Governor receiving an honourNew Delhi : "Education is a top priority for betterment of Muslim society," said Lt-Governor Tejendra Khanna while inaugurating Civil Services Coaching Programme organised by the India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC) here Sunday.

Support TwoCircles

The coaching programme will benefit the minority community and members of economically backward sections of the society and IICC would also provide study materials to the candidates.

"This coaching programme is very good. But along with it there should be opportunities for professional education here. The Centre should provide training in about 40 trades as well as courses in different languages," observed the Lt-Governor emphasising that there should be professional training centres wherever Muslims are in majority so that they might emerge self-sufficient.

The Lt-Governor also said it was "our good fortune that Muslims formed a significant part of our country". He exhorted the residents of the national Capital to be law abiding, good citizens and come up with suggestions for the betterment of Delhi.

Throwing light on the objectives of the coaching programme, president of the Centre Sirajuddin Qureshi said, "There is no dearth of talents in our country nor is the lack of resources. The need is just to click those talents and the coaching programme is being launched with this very objective."

On this occasion, the Lt-Governor launched the website of the centre: Honorary membership of the centre was conferred on him.

Also present on the occasion were Chaudhary Tayyab Husain, IICC director Safdar H. Khan, DDA vice president Dinesh Rai, UGC treasurer M.R. Khan, Election Commissioner Yaqoob Qureshi and Supreme Court Advocate Mushtaque Ahmad.