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Muslim advocacy group to organize “National Social Leadership Summit” in March

By TwoCircles.net, Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: MOEMIN, an advocacy group of Indian Muslims will be organising “National Social Leadership Summit” in collaboration with Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) at India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi between March 4 to 6, 2016.

This will be the second summit organized by the group after it successfully hold similar summit last year at New Delhi.

Movement for Empowerment of Muslim Indians (MOEMIN) is an advocacy group working for the empowerment-social, educational and economic, of Muslim Indians and Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) is also a similar group that comprises of many Muslim professionals who share their knowledge, intellect, experience and skills for the overall development of society at large.

These organizing groups claim that the aim of upcoming summit is to engage and start the process of dialogue with the young social leaders and help them to strategize for the future challenges.

They are expecting good number of policy makers, community leaders, academicians and activists to discuss and deliberate on key issues facing the community in the three day summit.


“Social leaders are assets, backbone and face of any community who play a key role in motivating and leading the community to the heights of progress and empowerment and thus framing destinies. They are the people who have deep understanding of issues at the ground level and enjoy negotiating skills to respond in vibrant democratic setups,” MOEMIN wrote in the statement.

“Ironically the current socio-political setup treats Muslim social activists in pursuit of electoral politics. In surcharged political frenzy these talented minds are used for small political gains and hence they lost their relevance in due course of time. In utter state of confusion and pressures from political class, the upcoming social activists crisscross the fine boundary line between social and political activism which distracts them from their pointed goals of serving community and nation at large,” the statement adds.

Importantly, in February 2015, MOEMIN had organised its first Social Leadership Summit which was participated by persons representing more than 20 states of India comprising academicians, activist, serving and retired government servants as well as policy makers who listened and debated some of the well known public voices.

“It was during the summit, the observation evolved that social leadership in the community will nurture gradually and rigorous efforts are needed to ensure that it blooms. The first summit paved way for understanding the concept of social leadership and the participants agreeing to continue forward the mission with same enthusiasm and vigour,” the group further said.

In addition with inaugural and valedictory sessions, the three day summit shall hold many sessions including different working sessions on following themes on idea of India and Indian Muslims, social entrepreneurship and community Development, positive use of media and social media, role of Indian Muslim youth in nation building, challenges of terrorism and skill development initiatives.