Mysore, June 3 - A seminar on 'Challenges faced by Indian Muslims in the field of education and employment' was held on May 28 at Arafath function hall, Shivaji road, N.R Mohalla here under the auspices of Cental Muslim Welfare Council (CMWC).

The programme started with recitation of verses from Quran. A Nath in praise of the Prophet was presented by Naseer Ali. Introduction of CMWC and a brief report of the activities of the Council was presented by Khaleel ur Rahman Waseem, Vice-President. Prof. B. Sheikh Ali, President of CMWC, who spoke on the occasion, asked Muslims to bring in revolution in the field of education, character-building and economic spheres. He asked the community to hold fast to their bright and illuminated past in culture and civilisation and move forward with confidence.

MLA Tanveer Sait, speaking as the chief guest, said that he was trying to improve the infrastructure and quality education in the Urdu Medium Govt. schools. "We have to address the problem of school dropouts and child labour, utilise the Government schemes like MES etc.," he said.

Dr. Azeez Burni, Group Editor of Rashtriya Sahara, was felicitated on the occasion. Speaking later, he assured that efforts in the field of education will bear fruits soon. He cited the example of this year's IAS topper Shah Faisal, a Kashmiri youth. He said Muslims have immensely contributed during the freedom struggle and appealed to the community to live with dignity and understanding.

Syed Zaheer Ahmed, General Secretary, anchored the programme and noted Urdu poet Farooq Nashtar proposed a vote of thanks.

— Dr. Javeed Nayeem.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore