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Published On:03 December 2012
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AMP conducts a successful seminar on “Vision 2020 for Indian Muslims”

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Mumbai: Association of Muslim Professionals conducted very insightful and successful seminar on “Vision 2020 for Indian Muslims” in Mumbai on 1st December 2012.

Considering the current pitiable state of Indian Muslims and to look forward for the way ahead in improving its present condition and state of affairs, AMP organized an insightful discussion and brainstorming to have a vision charted out for improving the state.

The guest consisted of various dignitaries from academic, social and political field.
K. Rahman Khan, Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Govt. of India was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Sayed Mohammad Qasim Ashraf, a respected Islamic scholar and community activist presided. Guests of Honor included Dr. Zaheer Kazi, President of Anjuman Islam Group of Institutions; Dr. Javed Jamil, eminent Social Scholar and Islamic Social Scientist; Amin Patel, Chairman, MAMFDC & MLA; and many other scholars, intellectuals, professionals, students and general public.

Amin Patel, Member of Legislative Assembly, asked the audience to realize their share in the budget and accordingly demand for the same to make optimum utilization.
Dr. Javed Jamil said that there was a need to understand and analyse the budget from the community perspective and propose reforms in the planning stage itself rather than discussing about the pros and cons of after the budget is declared.

Dr. Zahir Kazi pointed out that there was need to build a pressure group so that the government made to realize the importance of Muslim community and pay heeds to their demands. “We need to realize our share of rights and demand for the same so that we can try and achieve as much development as possible. For this matter we need youngsters who are political conscious, but not politically ambitious,” said Dr. Kazi.

Elaborating about his personal vision for Vision 2020, Dr. Kazi said that he would try his best and reclaim the Ismail Yusuf College land so that it could be developed to center of Excellence as originally envisaged by its donor.

K Rahman Khan, the chief guest, said, “We should not have a micro approach to the minority budget, but have a macro vision of our share in budget which is more than Rs. 16,000 lakh crore.”

Mr. Khan further said, “We need to establish ourselves in the education field, and also in the corporate circle as well. We should not be dependent on any government for our progress, but we have to be self sustained for our own development.” He suggested that community activists need to have planned approach for our development and progress.

“There is an urgent need that community activists should plan for the development and progress of the country on the similar lines of the 5 Year Plan of the Government. We need to have similar approach for the development of the community with adequate focus on education and generation of income, all-round economic development, and focus on social development issues etc.,” said Mr. Khan.

K Rehman Khan also applauded the efforts of AMP and effective role it has been playing in the educational, social and economic development of the community. He suggested creating a Vision document and sharing it with him, for which he assured his complete support.

Maulana Syed Qasim Ashraf also praised the efforts of AMP as an organization focused on community development and admired its various activities conducted over the last few years. He said that the communities’ bright future depends on its young generation, for which AMP has already taken the responsibility. He said that we need to have not just an intellectual mind, but also a healthy heart and a clean spirit for which we need to establish institutions which focus not just on professional brilliance but also spiritual excellence.

This event was widely appreciated by one and all who said that such events are the need of the hour stir the spirit of the community and shake them out of its deep slumber. The guests and audiences simultaneously agreed that AMP has always read the pulse of community and kept itself abreast of its condition, playing a vital role towards its development and progress.
This event was a prelude to the week-long Annual Career Fest which is one of the largest Education Guidance festivals in the country and has been successfully conducted since last 4 years.

For details, Contact:

Abrar Syed: +91-9860603447
Mohd Shahanshah Ansari: +91-9738560514

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