By Pervez Bari
Hyderabad, June 12, 2019: Stage is all set for the four-day India Education Conclave, 2019 which begins here from tomorrow (13th, June, 2019) here at Madina Education Centre in Nampally locality of the historic city of Hyderabad.
Muslim scholars, intellectuals, academicians and social scientists from all over India will discuss “Quality Education – Challenges and Prospects” of the Muslim community at the Conclave. The Conclave is jointly being organized by Muslim Educational, Social and Cultural Organization, (MESCO), Hyderabad and All India Educational Movement (AIEM), Delhi, in association with different educational and social organizations of Hyderabad and from different cities and states across India.
The Conclave will be inaugurated by Telangana Minister for All Welfare & Minorities Department. The guests of honour in the inaugural function will include: Consul General of Islamic Republic of Iran Haghbin Ghoomi, Minority Affairs Advisor to Government of Telangana A. K. Khan IPS (Retd.), Rector of Azam Campus, Pune, P.A. Inaamdar and K. M. Arifuddin, secretary Madina Group.
According to MESCO secretary and chairman of the Organizing Committee Dr. Fakhruddin Mohammed, “the conference will be a platform for inter-disciplinary discussions including school education and skill development, open learning prospects for Dropouts through National Institute of Open School and Indira Gandhi National Open University, awareness and enrolment of Muslims in higher educational institutions, progress through Technology, Research and Industry, and imbibing moral education and values in the coming generations.”
This is the first time in India so many organizations from different verticals are gathering on one platform. A diversity of topics including from modern education in seminaries and moral education in modern institutions to artificial intelligence and science and technology will focus on community empowerment while exploring new vistas. Challenges faced by Muslim women including securing their future while striking a balance with the family will also be discussed.
The reason of Muslim backwardness is lack of educational facilities or opportunities. Because of economic conditions, the school dropout rate is high. The conclave will also focus on helping these drop outs continue their education through open schooling facility at the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).
The 4-day event will have expert speakers, eminent educationists, academicians, intellectuals, social welfare activists and diplomats including Telangana Home Minister Mr. Mahmood Ali, Commissioner, ESD IT Electronics and Communication Department Mr. G.T. Venkateshwar Rao IRS, Consul General of Turkey Mr. Adnan Altays Altinoor, Consul General of Iran Haghbin Ghoomi, Secretary All India Muslim Personal Law Board Secretary Maulana Wali Rahmani, Chairman Bihar Legislative Council Mr. Haroon Rasheed, eminent economist Amirullah Khan, Vice Chancellor Jamia Milia Islamia Prof. Najma Akhtar, Vice Chancellor of MANUU Dr. Aslam Parvaiz, Vice Chancellor of Maulana Azad University (Jodhpur) Prof. Akhtar-ul-Wasay, Vice Chancellor KBN University Prof. A. M. Pathan, Justice M. A. S. Siddiqui, Mr. Asad Mirza, ex-Pro Vice Chancellor MANUU Dr. Khwaja Shahid, Paras Hospital (Pune) Director Dr. Ahmed Abdul Hai, Chairman Shaheen Group of Institutions Dr. Abdul Qadeer, Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani, Prof. Mohsin Osmani, Mufti Sadiq Mohiuddin, Mrs.Dr. Fakhruddin also informed that during the 4-day conclave MESCO will honour eminent personalities from different walks of life for their yeomen services like Prof. A. M. Pathan, Justice Siddiqui. He added that MESCO Convention Centre will be rechristened as Dr. Hyder Khan Auditorium after the name of eminent cardiologist, Founder-President of MESCO and Convenor of the IDB Central Panel for India (Jeddah).”
The Muslim community has great potential that is untapped and undiscovered due to underutilization of educational institutions. The Conclave is aimed at changing this situation. The session on Science and Technology and Artificial Intelligence that will be held at Sultan-ul-Uloom Education Society, (SUES), is an important pointer in that direction.