Information and Knowledge Blended with Education Ensures Success: Delhi Minorities Commission, Chairman, Qamar Ahmad
Certificate Distribution Programme of IOS Computer Learning Centre
June 28, 2014 at IOS Conference Hall
L-R (Sitting): Dr. Parvez Mian, Chairman Delhi Haj Committee; Dr. Mohd. Manzoor Alam, Chairman, IOS; Mr. Qamar Ahmed, Chairman of Delhi Minorities Commission; Prof. Refaqat Ali Khan, Vice-Chairman of the IOS;
New Delhi, June 28, 2014: Distributing certificates to 25 girl students who passed the six-monthly course “Diploma in Computer Applications and Multi-Lingual DTP” run by the IOS Centre for Computer Learning with the financial assistance of the Delhi Minorities Commission, the Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Qamar Ahmad observed that the complaints of communal bias and discrimination were often heard about, but if one was equipped with the information and knowledge, one’s capability could not be ignored. In that case, one would be crowned with success irrespective of the field he or she belonged.
He said that recently, he came across a family at Mustafabad, Delhi, with seven children but none going to a school. Similarly, he said he came to know of a school where the number of seats stood at 250 against about 1,600 students with the turn of each student coming after two days. This problem was not confined to a particular area. Others also had such problems. Attributing such problems to the lack of awareness, he said that improper planning was aggravating it. He stressed the need for adopting a two-pronged strategy to tackle it.
On this occasion, Mr. Qamar Ahmad presented mementos to Ariba, Afeena Parveen and Sairah who secured first, second and third positions respectively. The first position holder Ariba was given a cash reward of Rs. 5,000 under the Rasheeda Scholarship. It was given away to her by a scientist at the Central Road Research Institute, Mrs. Farhat Azad, who has instituted this award in the name of her mother. It may be recalled that this was the fifth batch of the computer learning programme. A copy of the study conducted by the Institute of Objective Studies on issues relating to Muslims of Delhi, was presented to the Chairman of Delhi Minorities Commission, Mr. Qamar Ahmed.
In his presidential address, the Chairman of the IOS, Dr. Mohd. Manzoor Alam, secured a pledge from the girl students that they would unitedly oppose dowry saying a woman is oppressed by a woman in this system. He also asked them to take a resolve to educate to their children even if it meant not meeting some of their needs. He said that according to the law of nature, girls left their parental home after marriage. But wherever they went, they should remain associated with the IOS by e-mail and strengthen humanity and give a fillip to the welfare of the community. He said that this stupendous job was not possible without their cooperation. He urged the chairman of the Minorities Commission to start a personality development course for the students, besides other modern courses in order to prepare them for leadership in the next 20 years. He said that efforts should also be made to strengthen the foundation of their civility, so that the community and the country could benefit from it.
Earlier, the Secretary General of the IOS, Prof. Z.M. Khan, gave a brief account of the activities of the Institute. The Vice-Chairman of the IOS, Prof. Refaqat Ali Khan and Chairman Delhi Haj Committee, Dr. Parvez Mian, also spoke on the occasion. The proceedings of the function were conducted by Prof. Hasina Hashia.