Hyderabad: DGP of ACB, Mr. A.K. Khan told that the secret of the development of any nation is in the progress of its educational field. He was addressing a function to award gold medals to toppers organized by Madina Education and Welfare Society at Lateefuddin Hall of Madina Public School, Himayath Nagar. He congratulated the students and their parents who got gold medals. He told that acquisition of education has been given prime importance in Islam. It has been made obligatory for every Muslim man and woman to get education. It is therefore essential for the Muslim community to progress in the field of education so that the name of the country is held high. He further told that the world is moving fast towards development and it is the responsibility of Muslim community to keep itself abreast of the technological developments. The Muslims should eradicate poverty and concentrate on the development of education.
Noted educationist, Mr. Ahmed Rasheed Sherwani, in his presidential speech told that along with offering prayers, acquisition of knowledge has also been made obligatory in Islam. If any Muslim is neglecting the acquisition of knowledge, it would be deemed that he is neglecting his duties. Even if one has to go to China for getting education, he should be prepared but the present generation of the Muslims is not prepared to travel a distance of even one furlong. Muslims cannot reform their community unless it gets educated. In the world of today, the percentage of educated persons is more among the non-Muslims. The Muslims are being discriminated in every part of the world. It would continue till the Muslims acquire higher education and competency. He termed the students studying in Minority institutions as the frogs in the well. He stressed the need for Muslim students to go abroad for higher education and to get modern technology for the development of this country.
Citing the example of former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Mr. Sherwani said that despite being born in poor family, he excelled in the field of education and brought Laurels for the country. He pointed out that there are more than 20 crore Muslims in India. Muslims should not lead their lives as beggars but they should led the life with dignity by getting higher education.
Mr. A.K. Khan distributed medals to 109 top rankers of schools, colleges and universities. In addition to these, a gold medal was awarded to Mr. Iftakhar Husain, Founder Secretary of Hyderabad Mutual Benefit Society.