Tuesday, March 5, 2024

 Mr Syed Zafar Mahmood VC Prof Mohd Gulrez Dr Geeta Bora Mr Naseem Ahmad and other during the programme on role of NGO at Medical College Auditorium 

VC Prof Mohd Gulrez presenting the memento to Mr Syed Zafar Mahmood during the  programme on role of NGO at Medical College ACEPECAMI hosts Workshop on NGO Role in Social Development
     The Centre for Promotion of Educational and Cultural Advancement of Muslims of India (CEPECAMI) organised a two-day workshop focusing on the pivotal role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in social work, with a special emphasis on education, health, women empowerment, and environmental conservation. Held at the JNMC auditorium from February 29 to March 1, the event drew representatives from NGOs, university officials, delegates, and prominent academicians. The workshop provided a platform for fruitful discussions, knowledge exchange, and the exploration of innovative solutions to address pressing social issues.

Mr.Naseem Ahmed Khan, Director of CEPECAMI, provided an overview of the organization's diverse activities aimed at uplifting the Muslim community. He elaborated on the workshop's aims and objectives, highlighting the significant contributions of NGOs to societal betterment. Prof. Mohammad Gulrez, Vice-Chancellor of AMU, presided over the inaugural function, praising the immense contributions of NGOs to society.

Mr. Syed Zafar Mahmood, President of the Zakat Foundation of India, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. He emphasised the importance of enabling youth, particularly women, to participate in competitive examinations and governance roles, drawing from the findings and recommendations of the Sachar Committee. Distinguished figures such as Dr. Geeta Bora, Mr. Farooq Siddiqui, and Dr. Tavishi Tewary adorned the session as guests of honour.

The workshop delved into the significant role of NGOs in uplifting marginalised sections, providing education, healthcare, government scheme benefits, and sustainable environmental conservation. Panel discussions provided a comprehensive perspective on the challenges and opportunities in these crucial sectors, highlighting the importance of collective action and the potential impact of NGOs on societal development.

The first technical session, chaired by Prof. Saud Alam Qasmi, featured a distinguished panel of speakers exploring various aspects of NGO involvement in social work. Speakers included Syed Tanweer Ahmad, Gyanendra Mishra, Dr. Mohsin Raza, Dr. Ambreen Jamali, Yogesh Bhatia, Dr. Faiza Abbasi, Prof. Abdul Matin, Prof. Naseeem Ahmad Khan, Javeed Mirza, and Dr. Saleem Mohammad, among others. Discussions ranged from educational initiatives and healthcare interventions to women's empowerment and environmental sustainability.

The workshop facilitated interaction between students and NGOs in the second technical session at the Arts Faculty Lounge. The third session, conducted online, featured distinguished speakers such as Dr. Jaya Singh, Ajay Kumar Sinha, Rajesh Jha, and Shantanu Ghosh, who discussed topics including child rights, digital media in education, environmental issues, and child education, offering valuable insights into these critical areas.

Mr. Sabahuddin, Assistant Director of CEPECAMI, extended a vote of thanks, acknowledging the contributions of all participants. Dr. Asfiya Karimi, Dr. Farheen Anjum, and Dr. Munazza Neyaz conducted the programme.auditorium

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