Seminar on Maulana Azad at Aligarh

    By TCN News,

    Aligarh: In addition to spreading the ideas of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the government should incorporate his ideas into their policies. Maulana Azad not only helped in freeing the country from British Empire but he also framed the educational policy of independent India. These views were expressed by President, Sir Syed Awareness Forum, Dr. Shakeel Samdani of Aligarh Muslim University while speaking in a seminar organised by Noor Jan Seva Samiti at Madarsa Muskan, Azad Nagar as Chief Guest. Dr. Samdani said that whatever promises were made by Maulana Azad to the Muslims must be implemented by the central government. Similarly, in the educational plan of modern India the Muslim community should also be involved in the same way as was desired by Maulana.

    Addressing the huge gathering of students and their parents he said that the difference between an educated and uneducated person is like a fruit-laden tree and a tree devoid of fruits. A tree laden with fruits gives benefit to others and in return everybody takes care of that tree. Similarly, a tree devoid of fruits doesn’t give any benefit to anybody that’s why it is not cared. The same type of difference is found between literate and illiterate people. The Chief Guest, Dr. Shakeel Samdani further said that money is not the only consideration for education. By education a person learns etiquettes and culture. He can easily distinguish between good and bad. Addressing the parents, he said that the parents have to sacrifice for the future of their children and those who don’t sacrifice their comfort, their entire family and society becomes loser. In the last, Dr. Samdai said that to improve the economic condition of Muslims unnecessary expenditure and extravagance should be avoided. The Muslims must lead their lives in accordance with the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

    Dr. Shakeel Samdani addressing the gathering.

    Guest of Honour, District Minority Officer, Prashant Kumar said that Maulana Azad was a devout Muslim and he sacrificed the golden period of his life for serving the country. He was against the Partition of the country and he tried his best to prevent the partition of the country till the last moment.

    Naseem Shahid said that without education no community can progress. He demanded opening of primary schools in poor localities. Program Convenor, Nizamuddin said that Maulana Azad was an epitome of Hindu Muslim unity.

    Chief Guest Dr. Shakeel Samdani giving prizes to the winners.

    Presiding over the seminar, President, Noor Foundation, Lucknow and religious scholar, Maulana Mustafa Nadvi said that Maulana Azad spent his life with full dedication for the community and the country. His entire life is an glaring example of sincerity, sacrifice and struggle. He expressed his anguish that the founder of the education policy was an honest and devoted person but the education department in our country is one of the most corrupt departments. Saeeda Khatoon and Mohd Tayyab also spoke in this seminar.

    On this occasion an essay writing competition was organised in which the first prize was bagged by Anjana, second prize by Rubina and the third prize by Ghazala and Free school uniforms were also distributed among the poor and needy students.