AMP's two-day North India NGO Conference begins in Lucknow
The two-day North India NGO Conference of the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) began in Lucknow on March 4. Government representatives, scholars, policy makers, academicians, intellectuals and civil society activists attended. The programme started with Maulana Sufiyan Nizami's Tilawat Kalam Pak.
Presiding over the event, Islamic Centre of India, Chairman, Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangimahali said that he has received many non-government officials from North India working at the grassroots level. It is a great pleasure to welcome the representatives of the institutions in Lucknow. He expressed hope that all the participants will share their experiences and interact with each other to plan for the future, which will definitely help the community to overcome poverty and deprivation.
Maulana Safi Haider, Secretary Tanzeemul - Makatib Lucknow, who was the special guest of the program, said in his address that this effort by the Association of Muslim Professionals is very commendable and the society can be uplifted only by bringing Non-governmental institutions (NGOs) on one platform. He gave detailed information about Tanzeemul Makatib in this regard and said that the institution, which was established in 1968, is steadily progressing.
Aamir Edresy, President - AMP, in his address said that through this conference, AMP has focused on 200 minority-majority districts of the country. We plan to harness the power of individual NGOs to the next level. A large section of the community is marginalised and needs to be brought at par with other communities. To further this mission, AMP will organize regional conferences at other places, where social leaders and NGOs from respective regions will also be connected with. Together, they will make their collective contribution in improving the educational and social condition of the community.
AMP NGO Connect Head Farooq Siddiqui, while highlighting the features and benefits of NGO Connect, said that through this conference, we will partner and collaborate with minority institutions from all over the country for the development of the community and the nation. Intended to bring social organizations (NGOs) on one platform, he further said the North India NGO Summit is the first step in this direction, which will lead to cooperation and partnership to bring about much-needed change for the community.
Former IPS officer U Nissar Ahmed, while giving his presentation titled Poverty Alleviation through Government Schemes, said that to get the benefits of government schemes, it is very important to create awareness in the society. All NGOs will have to come forward to attract the underprivileged sections towards government schemes by giving wide publicity to them .
The meeting was moderated by AMP Central Zone Head Syed Shoaib. AMP-USA President Mohammad Shahanshah Ansari presented the vote of thanks.
On this occasion, Anees Ansari former IAS, Dr Zafar Mahmood former IRS, Wazir Ansari former IPS, Khwaja Shahid former Vice-Chancellor Maulana Azad Urdu University Hyderabad, Syed Former Judge Mohammad Haseeb, Atiq Ahmed Siddiqui, Tariq Azam Malaysia, Aftab Ahmed Khan Former IG, CRPF, In Mohammad Gufran, Shaukat Mufti Delhi, Alamin Ali former Secretary UP Minorities Commission, Nazmul Hasan Rizvi Najmi, Kaleem Khan, Abrar Ahmed Kanpur, Faisal Siddiqui, Abdul Razak Shaikh, Soheb Selia from Mumbai, were also present.