IOS Chennai Chapter’s new office premise inaugurated
Chennai: IOS Chennai Chapter’s new office premise was inaugurated on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 9.45 am at 'Darul Ihsan', 4, Zackria Colony, 1st Street, Choolaumedu, Chennai - 600094. The office will be jointly shared by Institute of Objective Studies, Chennai Chapter, All India Milli Council TN Chapter, V for all Foundation, and Muslim Marriage Advisory Council (MMAC). Office-bearers and Trustees of the above organisations were present on the occasion. After an opening remark by Ibnu Soud, President, AIMC TN Chapter, dua was made by Haji Rafi. Later the members moved to Event Hall, Kodambakkam Jumma Masjid for the Inaugural function.
The program was conducted in the presence of Janab P. K. Shabbir Ahmed. The proceedings commenced with recitation of verses from Holy Qur'an. Dr. N. S. Ashraf, Managing Director, Ayesha Hospitals, Trichy, and Patron Trustee of V for All Foundation, welcomed the dignitaries and august gathering. In his presidential address, Justice Akbar Ali, Retd. Judge, Madras High Court, commended the services of the above organisations and expressed hope that from the well-equipped new office more services will be offered to the community.
Mohamed Haneef Katib, Coordinator, IOS Chennai Chapter, and Secretary, AIMC TN Chapter, gave a brief introduction of the aims and objectives and achievements of Institute of Objective Studies and All India Milli Council. He invited the representatives of various organisations and the intellectuals present in the function to come forward and join hands with the above organisations in serving the Muslim community.
Moulana Mansoor Kashifi traced the formation of V for All Foundation and presented the aims and objectives of the Foundation. During the Vivid Pandemic lockdown period, the Foundation had provided counselling services to the depressed masses. The Foundation is launching a rehabilitation program through Channel partners Janseva Cooperative Credit Corporation, where interest-free loans up to Rs.25000/- will be given to the small vendors and traders and self-help group to assist them to restart their livelihood.
Dr. Amjad Khan gave an introduction of Muslim Marriage Advisory Council and outlined the services offered. The Council has been engaged in pre-marriage counselling and post-marriage conflict resolution since 2013. It has through its 'Train the Trainers' programs, trained more than 200 Counsellors so far. Guide books have been printed in English, Urdu and Tamil languages.
M. A. Siddique, IAS, Principle Secretary to Govt. of Tamilnadu expressed his best wishes through Zoom connection.
Guest of honour Janab M. Abdur Rahman, Chairman Tamilnadu Wakf Board commended the activities and achievements of the organisations and assured all possible help and cooperation from the Wakf Board.
Chief Guest Mr. S. Peter Alphonso, Chairman, State Minorities Commission, Govt. of Tamilnadu, in his thought provoking address exhorted the Muslim intelligentsia to chalk out a time bound plan and engage in it fully, to redeem it from the depths of decadence it has fallen. It is impossible to conceive, he said, how a nation who ruled this country for more than 800 years, could have fallen to such depths. He assured all possible cooperation from the Minorities Commission in solving the many problems faced by the Muslim community.
Momentos and Certificates of Appreciation were presented to 60 male and female Counsellors, in appreciation of their sincere contribution in successfully carrying out the programs during the pandemic.
Mementos and Gifts were also presented to the dignitaries.
Mrs. Fathima Muzaffer, Secretary, V for All Foundation proposed a vote of thanks.