Education for all

The American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) will will hold its 22nd International Convention on Education and Gala Award Program in Guwahati

The American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) will hold its 22nd International Convention on Education and Gala Award Program on Dec 28-29, 2013 at Guwahati in association with Markazul Ma’arif (a voluntary social-welfare NGO) and Ajmal Foundation.287afmi1

Key office bearers of AFMI–Dr. A. R. Nakadar-USA (AFMI Trustee), Mr. Ayub Khan-Canada (AFMI President)and Mr. Shaikh Mohammed Quraishi (AFMI Trustee, USA). Maulana Burhanuddin Qasmi (Director of Markazul Ma’arif Education & Research Center) and Mr. Shamsul Haque Chaudhury (Vice President, Markazul Ma’arif), and Mr. Khasrul Islam addressed a press meet at Guwahati and met prominent Muslims of the state.

The American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin also expressed its deep sympathies for the victims of floods in Uttarakhand.

AFMI is a philanthropic, service based and issue-orientated organization formed by Muslim Americans of Indian origin in 1989. It strives to work towards the educational and economic upliftment of Indian Muslims by seeking cooperation among American and Indian relief and educational organizations. AFMI also intends to serve as a bridge between Indian intellectual, public officials and business people and Indian Americans, especially Muslims.

AFMI strives to achieve 100% literacy among Indian Muslims. Towards this goal AFMI has built schools in many Indian villages and has adopted many schools, with students numbering in thousands. For motivation to excel in education AFMI has awarded over 2,000 gold, silver, bronze medals and certificates to meritorious students of X and XII of each state of India. It also provides scholarship to needy and deserving students. Towards the social empowerment AFMI has built hospitals, conducted medical camps, provided relief and rehabilitation either due to epidemics or due to man-made disasters or natural disasters.

AFMI stands for a stable democratic, secular and progressive India where human rights of all are preserved and no one is discriminated on the basis of their caste, religion, language or region. AFMI works in close cooperation with all those forces that believes in all these principles. AFMI has been instrumental in hosting major public events in the past 17 years in honor of Indian leaders such as former prime ministers, union cabinet ministers, chief ministers academicians, cine artists, scientists, social activists, media personalities, religious leaders, and many others who have attended our public events in USA or in India.

For the last 22 years AFMI has been holding this gala award programs for Muslim toppers of X and XII standard board exams in various cities of India. The program has been so successful that it is now being replicated by several other organizations at various levels. This is the first time that AFMI will hold its educational convention in Guwahati-Assam. Muslim toppers from each state will be honored at the convention and will receive the medals from prominent dignitaries.

In addition, the convention will also feature sessions on various aspects of education and these will be addressed by experts in the field. A special session will be dedicated on the challenges and prospects facing Muslim education in the North East. Another session will focus on educating the girl child.