Staff Reporter | KMNN
DHARWAD: July 26, 2011. “You should be in the habit of plunging into action by taking initiatives and never shy of doing experiments and taking risks. You should always be ongoing, courageous and confident, these traits could be imbibed by molding yourselves with virtues which are not necessarily taught in the class rooms.” Said Mr. Islahuddin, KAS, advising the students in their felicitation programme. Being a successful civil servant himself, he called upon the students to come out of their narrow mindset which do not take them beyond engineering or medical fields.
The Students Islamic Organization of India (SIO) conducted a programme to felicitate the achievers from the community at Anjuman-e-Islam campus, Dharwad on Sunday, 24th July. About 45 meritorious students of Dharwad city, who passed SSLC and PUC with higher percentage of marks, were presented with special mementos.
Mr. Sabir Ahmed Mulla, Dharwad District Social Welfare Officer, in his speech gave the details of various government educational schemes, by adopting which the economically backward parents can educate their children.
Dr. Masood Shareif, Superintending Engineer PWD, Bangalore, called upon the students to excel in their studies and also to be aware of the happenings around, to become a responsible citizen. He quoted his own example of how he struggled to achieve to be alumni of the two prestigious IITs, at Kanpur and Mumbai. By quoting extensively from the Holy Quran, he called upon the youth to be in continuous search of knowledge and be equipped with other skills to fight for the disparities prevailing in the society.
Anjuman-e-Islam president, Mr. Ismail Tamatgar advised the students to be ever on the path of struggle, so that one could reap more and more and assured them that his organization would always support their endeavor.
Presiding over the function, Mr. Ashfaq Ahmed Shareef, president SIO
Karnataka zone, pointed out that our educational policy has erred somewhere along the path. The everyday occurrence of scams, both in the state and national level, which are robbing the nation of their rich resources, is proof enough of these lacunae. We need a kind of education wherein we can produce good human beings out of doctors, engineers and civil servants, who are conscious of their, constitutional duties and obligations. He said, “I am confident that, by adopting the values propounded by SIO, the required changes can be brought about in the society.”
Mr. Shoukat Ali Hissamadi and Mr. Ejaz Ahmed Shirhatti also spoke on the occasion. “Ibrahim Saeed Award of Excellence” was conferred upon Mr. Rajat Nadaf and Ms. Noorjahan Nadaf for scoring highest marks in SSLC and PUC II respectively.