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Dubai: Emirates India Fraternity Forum (EIFF) conducted a community leader’s get-together under the theme of -Together for Empowerment- on July 6, 2012 from 8pm till 10.00pm at Karama Center, Karama-Dubai.
The program started with the recitation of Holy Qur’an by Janab Aslam Koppa and Janab Badruddin welcomed the gathering.
Janab Nasir Husain (President EIFF) in his Inaugural speech emphasized on the importance of upliftment of Muslim Community. He also gave the brief report of EIFF’s Community & Social Services.
The Chief Guests for the evening were Janab S.M. Mohammad Meeran Saheb (Gangoli Jamat) & Janab Mohammed Eliyas Thumbe (Popular Front of India, Karnataka State President).
Talking about the Importance of Muslim Empowerment, Janab Eliyas Thumbe referred the verses of Holy Qur’an that -Allah will never change the condition of a community unless they are themselves ready for the change-. He pointed out that India is a Democratic and secular State and emerging as an influential power in the world but Muslims are marginalized in all spheres of life. The condition of Muslim Community in India is very critical even though there are 150 million Muslim populations in the country. Poverty, lack of education, insecurity, Identity problems are the major issues today in front of the Indian Muslims. He also mentioned that in spite of Muslims being 14% of the total population but still our representation in administration, politics, govt. jobs are less than 5% and it approximately 48% of Muslims live below poverty line whose daily income is Rs. 30/- per day. Muslims feel insecure because of discrimination by the various agencies and communal hatred by the fascist forces. The community needs reservation in education and employment to raise them from the backwardness to development and he also emphasized that awareness about our rights and social justice should be created among Muslim youth and organize them for empowering the community which will help in empowering the nation. The community need to work hard to strengthen the values of democracy and secularism of our nation and has to strive for building the nation on social justice.
Janab Eliyas Thumbe appealed to the community leaders to organize themselves to empower the Muslim community. He appreciated EIFF for their service towards community and mankind and also urged the entire community leaders to join hand with EIFF for the Empowerment of our nation.
The event was attended by eminent Muslim leaders and personalities from more than 10 various Muslim associations and the entire program was witnessed by a huge gathering and also applauded by one and all who had attended.
Finally Janab Badruddin Henthar delivered the vote of thanks and specifically thanked all the community leaders for taking out time from their busy schedule and being a part of this memorable event.