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Student Welfare Org Distributes Scholarships to 300 Students
Qari Hilal Ahmed Rabbani
Student Welfare Org Distributes Scholarships to 300 Students
Sun, 15 Sep 2002 18:57:47 +0500
A Splendid Educational Event In City
SWO DISTRIBUTES SCHOLARSHIPS TO 300 STUDENTS.
(Report by Muhammad Iftikhar Uddin)
The 51st annual scholarship awards distribution ceremony of the Student
Welfare Organization at Khalikdina Hall was the biggest educational event of
the city last week. Some three hundred students were awarded scholarships
amid sentimental devotion and enthusiasm. The ceremony was attended by a
large number of people representing all walks of life. Naib Nazim Karachi
Tariq Hasan was the chief guest while Assistant Director Sindh Social Work
Department Mrs. Hijab Manzar, Chairman Memon Khidmat Forum Haji Masood
Parekh, Waqar ul Hasan of Mobile zone, Sakina Shakir, Rafique Majeed,
Muhammad Anwar Sheikh, A K Memon, Ali Hasan Sajid, Malik Tariq Hussain,
Junaid Shekhani, Nouman-ul-Haq were the special guest.
The SWO has so far granted scholarships and financial assistance to almost
1.8 million poor students whose parents cannot meet their bread and butter.
The SWO right from its inception is engaged in rendering selfless efforts in
the field of education. The recipients of aid and financial assistance are
now occupying the top positions in government and private sector. They admit
that with out the help of SWO in giving them educational assistance they
could not make any break through in their lives.
The president SWO Qari Hilal Ahmed Rabbani, while delivering welcome address
narrated the brilliant past and the achievements of SWO in various fields of
education. He said when SWO was established its funding budget was only RS.
400 but by the grace of Allah, it has reached in tens of thousands. But we
need more to sustain our projects. He told the audience that SWO has
achieved the goals of awarding scholarships every year to needy students
successfully with the help of people. Besides awarding scholarships, the SWO
also help students by distributing textbooks, exercise notebooks, school
bags. SWO also renders financial assistance in the shape of admissions fees,
monthly tuition fees, examination fees, Qarz-e-hasna. It also manages free
coaching classes, does voluntary work in emergencies and arranges also
recreational functions for the students. Qari Hilal raveled that SWO has
started the work on a project to give help to deserving student in the field
of Information technology with out mastering we cannot stand with the world,
He added. He also indicated that at average 400 students visited the library
on daily basis to get knowledge. He affirmed that SWO would keep its sacred
mission in future with further zeal and velour.
He highlighted the historical importance of the Khalikdina Hall and its
place as the milestone of Pakistan movement. He said it is the place from
where the Pakistan movement picked up the road with a new direction and
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah decided to transform the All India Muslim
League into a more vibrant Pakistan Muslim League. It is that memorable
place where Maulana Muhammad Ali Jouhar, Maulana Shoukat Ali, Dr. Saif Uddin
Kichlo and Jagat Goram Tereth were tried for revolt case. The hearing of
this famous case recognized the Khalikdina Hall world over.
He highlighted the pity situation prevailing the building of Khalikdina
Hall. Successive governments and responsible persons did not care about it.
The result is that such a historical asset was put to negligence and was
deteriorated. The building is in poor state and is a victim of persisting
water and sewerage problems among so many others. He invites the attention
of Naib Nazim to the fact that Khalikdina Hall is our pride history and we
should preserve its architectural, cultural, historical and political
Naib Nazim Tariq Hasan in his address felicitated the role of office bearers
of SWO on successful holding of the function and said he is much impressed
by the contribution of SWO in helping students to get knowledge. He also
pledged to provide necessary help regarding maintenance of the hall and
provision of pure drinking water. He said it is a pathetic situation that
giving education has become a source of minting money and getting education
is being expensive day by day whereas in our neighbor country cost of
education is much cheaper than that of us. In this scenario, the role of SWO
is highly commendable. As it is determined to educate the children of poor
families. He said the present government is attaching great importance to
education and city government has initiated a number of steps to increase
literacy rate and provide adequate facilities to the students community, He,
however, said that no such effort can be succeeded with the help of selfless
people like the office bearers and workers of SWO. He offered his full
support to SWO in eradicating the menace of illiteracy and ignorance from
Speaking on the occasion, Patron in Chief SWO and Chairman Memon Khidmat
Forum Haji Masood Parekh said SWO has started a holy war against ignorance
and illiteracy and we will be victorious in achieving the goals of providing
equal and quality education to all those who seek to be illuminated with
knowledge. He said the poor students were being deprived from getting
quality education because the tuition fees are very high in private schools.
He said its our responsibility that the aspiring students could get their
desired education. He appealed to the Chief Guest that a 25 percent quota of
poor students be fixed in the private schools so that poor students could
get education equally well with the rich students. He said SWO right from
its inception is delivering valuable services in spreading and uplifting the
standard of education. He said we would continue our endeavors to support
poor families in this regard and the light of knowledge would reflect from
every house of the city. In our great mission, we would continue our endless
Assistant Director Sindh Social Work Department Mrs. Hijab Manzar said all
religions support the spread of knowledge. In Islam those are friends of God
who acquire and spread knowledge. She said I am proud of being today amongst
the knowledge lovers and very much impressed by their services in the noble
cause of education. She said it is very appreciable that SWO has so far
distributed millions of rupees in shape of scholarships, tuition fees,
giving books and arranging coaching classes.
Chairman Mobile Zone Waqar-ul-Hasan appreciated the role of SWO in spreading
rays of knowledge in the poor masses and appealed to the rich people to
support the efforts of SWO in bringing about educational revolution. He said
it is a bitter fact that our literacy rate is very low and people do not
have enough resource to educate their children properly. He said it is
responsibility of the rich to come forward and help SWO in its noble cause.
He appealed the business community to extend maximum financial support to
SWO in its good noble cause.
Chairperson Safari welfare association in her address said that SWO has set
a good example for all those who wish to do social work in the field of
education. She said with meager resources SWO has rendered big work. I am
proud of its performance.
Rafique Majeed of Rajkot Sapahi Jamat said I am observing the activities of
SWO for 20 years and witnessed that no needy student went empty hands when
he approached SWO for help. It is such organization that every Pakistani
should proud of it.
Ali Hasan Sajid while speaking on the occasion said that it is gratifying
that the services rendered by SWO since its inception are bearing fruit and
millions of students have met their needs through the services. He said no
nation could stand honorably in the world community with getting excel in
Malik Tariq Hussain also spoke on the occasion. He offered thanks to
honorable guests and participants and invites the deserving students to
contact the management of SWO for financial assistance.
The program also included tableaus and national songs. In the end, cheques
were distributed among the deserving students amid an emotional and
The success of this events was the result of endless efforts of organizing
committee especially the personal contribution of secretary information
Muhammad Asif uddin, joint secretary Adnan Brohi and other workers including
Zuhaib Hasan, Mushir Qureshi, Nadeem Memon, Muhammad Ifthikhar Uddin and
Hafiz Mukhtiar Ahmed.
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