GUWAHATI, Oct 18 - The Hojai Citizens� Coordination Committee (HCCC) accorded a civic reception to Maulana Badruddin Ajmal on his being nominated as one of the �500 most influential Muslims of the World�. The reception was held at Abdul Hasib Higher Secondary School Auditorium in Hojai on Sunday morning.
It may be recalled that a leading international research organisation, Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (RISSC) based at Amman Jordan, had two weeks ago nominated the president of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) and Lok Sabha Member from Dhubri, Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, as one of the �World�s 500 Most Influential Muslims.� The seventh annual issue of the �Muslim 500: The World�s 500 Most Influential Muslims�, which was released on October 4, 2015, mentioned Ajmal in the field of philanthropy, charity, and development.
Among the highlights of the day�s agenda was a power point programme made by Khasrul Islam, Manager, Ajmal Foundation who informed the gathering that over 8,000 youth from minorities and backward communities were given placement by Ajmal Foundation through a programme sponsored by the Union Ministry of Rural Development during the last five years.
Dr SN Dev Goswami, President HCCC, in his address appealed to Ajmal that the inhabitants of Hojai have great expectations from him. In return, Ajmal assured that he will leave no stone unturned for establishment of a medical college and university in the town. He even asked the citizens of Hojai to sit together, prepare a plan for developing Hojai as one of the best towns of the country, and then come to him for his help and support in the matter.
Seventy widows from BPL families were given assistance of Rs 10,000 each by Ajmal Foundation to commemorate the momentous occasion.