02-MAR-2016: The Residential Coaching Academy, Aligarh Muslim University hosted a meeting of Non-Governmental Organizations working in different fields such as primary education, health, disaster relief to discuss the condition of the marginalized populations of Uttar Pradesh. AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah presided over the meeting.
Addressing on the occasion, Lt. Gen. Shah urged the participants to focus on one project at a time, excel in that and then move onto the next.
The meeting also provided the NGOs with a platform to discuss work output of various social bodies and possibility of cooperation and collaboration to serve society in a better way. The event was the first of the "NGO Meet Programme" initiated by Manappat Foundation under its flagship "Vision 2040 Project". This program aims at bringing together credible NGOs on a platform where meaningful discussion can take place and community oriented action plans can be made collaboratively.
Welcoming the guests, Dr. Md. Kalimuddin Ahmed, Director, Residential Coaching Academy urged the NGOs to stop working in silos and collaborate.
Mr. Ameer Ahamed, Managing Trustee of Manappat Foundation shared the idea behind his Vision 2040 Project declaring that if worked together, this project can be a carrier of revolutionary change in the next 25 years in Uttar Pradesh making it a leading state.
Adding to the strategic discussion, Prof. Amanullah, Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, stressed, "NGOs must adhere to the rules and regulations made by the state and central governments".
Gyanendra Mishra of Udaan Society, Rashid Ghani Khan of I. G. Khan Memorial Trust, Maaz Hussain of Al-Barakaat Syed Hamid Community College, Mohd. Rafiq of Sir Syed Educational and Minority Welfare Society, Khurram Ilyas of Ilyas Charitable Trust, Dr. Mahmoobur Rahman of Al-Hamra Educational Society, Er. Azhar Jameel of Zakaat Society, Aligarh, Dr. Israrul Haq of Mission Rozef and Dr. S. H. Arif of Al-Murtaza Educational Society were present in the meeting. Those, representing the NGOs run by AMU students, included Swati Dixit of Wings of Desire and Atif Hasan of Human's Pride Foundation.