GUWAHATI, March 4 - The 6th �Taleem Ki Taquat� programme with the theme, �Education first to uplift communities� will be organised at Pragjyoti ITA, Machkhowa, on March 11. This was announced by Zafar Sareshwala of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, in a meeting of intellectuals held here on Wednesday.
Sareshwala said that the programme is aimed at creating awareness among the minority communities about the importance of education for their empowerment and improvement of their living standards.
Five such programmes have been held in different cities of the country and everywhere there has been an overwhelming response from the people. People have displayed their zeal to teach their children and make them useful citizens of the country.
�So what is it in education that has seen such a remarkable transformation among our citizens to want to embrace it wholeheartedly? It is quite simply a yearning for a better life for their children, a brighter and prosperous future and, most importantly, the realisation that the road to success lies in education,� he added.
Sareshwala, who is considered a close confidant of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, announced that Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home, has agreed to be the chief guest at the programme to be held in Guwahati on March 11.
A committee comprising Mahbubul Hoque, chairman, ERDF, Ishfaqur Rahman Borbora, former Oil India executive, Ali Haider Laskar, educationist and historian, and Samina Adil, social worker, was formed in order to conduct the programme smoothly.