Hyderabad: Mr. Zahid Ali Khan, Editor of Siasat Urdu Daily and Chief Patron of Minorities Development Forum distributed Senior Citizens’ Cards to more than 100 persons. The function was organized by Minorities Development Forum. Present on this occasion were Mr. Iftakhar Husain, Secretary, Faiz-e-Aam Trust and Mr. Mohammed Abdus Sattar, Secretary of Aasra.
Mr. Mohammed Abdul Qadeer, Acting President of MDF welcomed the guests and senior citizens. Mr. Zahid Ali Khan in his presidential speech told that in all the countries including senior citizens are respected. In America, they are taken care of. Narrating his own incident, he told that when he landed at the American airport, he was honored. There are many facilities for senior citizens in America. If Govt. of India takes steps to provide facilities to senior citizens, it will be deemed as great service.
He also told that there is a lot of importance for Aasra cards in Telangana. He mentioned that for the lonely senior citizens, Siasat Urdu Daily is constructing “Old Age Home” with an expenditure of Rs. 4.5 crore. Boarding and Lodging and other facilities will be provided there. For offering prayer, Imam and Mauzin would be arranged. He mentioned the cooperation of Mr. Iftakhar Husain, Secretary of Faiz-e-Aam Trust.
Mr. Mohammed Abdus Sattar, Secretary of Aasra, highlighted the advantages and importance of Aasra cards. Mr. Ahmed Siddiqui Mukesh conducted the program.