28-DEC-2015: The Aligarh Muslim University Ladies Club recently conducted a releasing ceremony of the 'La Femme/ Al Nisa' magazine to mark the first death anniversary of Ms Jamila Majid Siddiqui at the Ismat Literacy and Handicraft Centre.
Mr Zafar Alam, Member of Legislative Assembly from Aligarh City attended the function to release the magazine.
While addressing the gathering, Mr Alam said that Ms Siddiqui has left behind her humanitarian work for education of girls from the weaker sections of society. He added that the demise of Ms Siddiqui has left a void, which is hard to forget.
Mr Alam said that the late Ms Siddiqui and her husband late Professor Majid Siddiqui were committed to the cause of educating children from deprived sections of society.
"Opening a school for children from the deprived sections is not an easy job, but Ms Siddiqui overcame all hurdles to establish the Ismat Literacy and Handicraft Centre and its run school," said Mr Alam pointing out that a girl's education paves way to the education of their families and efforts in the cause should be appreciated.
During the function, Mr Alam also assured financial assistance to Ismat Literacy and Handicraft Centre.
Meanwhile, the patron of AMU Ladies Club, Mrs Sabiha Simi Shah's message was read out to the gathering in her absence.
In the message, Mrs Shah had stated Ms Siddiqui's work is an inspiration for all of us and it is the duty of all the club members to carry her work forward.
Dr Shahid Jameel, CEO, DBT India Alliance Welcome Trust, who is the son of late Ms Siddiqui lamented that his mother was concerned about Ismat Literacy and Handicraft Centre students even while she was breathing her last.
Noted writer, Ms Shahnaz Kanwal said that the Ismat Literacy and Handicraft Centre was established on International standards. She added that Ms Siddiqui took care of Centre from its foundation to the day when she passed away.
Dr Shariq Aqil of the University Health Service said that Ms Siddiqui to the AMU community is remembered as a motherly figure, who loved and cared for the poor people. He added that Ms Siddiqui always boosted morale of students to do well in their lives.
While talking about the Ismat Literacy and Handicraft Centre and its run school, Ms Sabiha Naaz Lari, Secretary, AMU Ladies Club said that more than 160 school students are given hands on training with the school education.
She added that a big success of Ismat Literacy and Handicraft Centre and its run school is that their girl students are also qualifying various competitive examinations in AMU.
Prof Samina Khan said that the club was established in 1972 and Ms Siddiqui was a founder member. She added that Ms Siddiqui remained the President of Ismat Literacy and Handicraft Centre for than 20 years.
Mrs Farida Zafar, President, AMU Ladies Club proposed the vote of thanks.
Related PicturesMr Zafar Alam, MLA, Aligarh and other guests present on the occassion of the releasing ceremony of AMU Ladies Club magazine