More than 350 Muslim NGOs come together for conference on youth empowerment in Bangalore

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles

Bangalore: The Career Information & Guidance Movement for All in India (CIGMA) Foundation’s sixth South India NGOs Conference on the theme, ‘Role of NGOs in Youth Empowerment’ started on Saturday, March 18, at Hotel Canopy in Bangalore.

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The foundation claims that the two-day NGO conference is one of the biggest conference of NGOs across South India.

The conference which started at 11 am on Saturday is being attended by more than 350​ delegates representing NGOs from Goa, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Kerala. The conference will include more than eight sessions of presentations, talks and discussions by eminent speakers and resource persons from New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore.

Importantly, the conference hosts individuals, NGOs (Trust/Association/Society) and institutions from Muslim community who are working in the field of social work and are interested in learning more, network with other NGOs and grow their activities.

Tanveer Sait, Minister for Primary & Secondary Education, Wakf and Minority Welfare, Government of Karnataka is the chief guest for the event. Whereas Mohammed Mohsin, IAS, Secretary, Minority Welfare Department, Government of Karnataka is the guest of the honour.

Besides many awards were given to people from Muslim community who have made contributions towards the community.

The SINC 2017 lifetime award was given to, Dr. B. Sheikh Ali, 95, who is the former founder Vice-Chancellor of Mangalore and Goa University.

The SINC 2017 social hero awards was given to Mamoon Akhtar, 46, founder of Samaritan Help Mission, Kolkata, Harekala Hajabba 55, Social Worker from Mangalore, Rehana Begum, 57, “Snake Doctor” from  Turuvekere, Tumkur.

The SINC 2017 Young Social Hero Award was given to, Salma Memon, 24, founder President, UMEED, Mumbai

A Souvenir and DVD with useful information and resource material for NGOs will also be released at the end of the conference.