A function was held on the birth anniversary of first Muslim President of India Dr. Zakir Husain. The intellectuals and political leaders addressing the function urged the students to focus their attention on getting education and stressed the need to eliminate social evils prevalent in the society.
The function was hosted by Dr. Zakir Husain Education Foundation. The foundation also gave away awards to journalists, intellectuals, social activists rendering remarkable services in their respective fields. Mr. Shahabuddin Hashmi Bureau Chief Siasat Daily was presented award in journalism category.
City dignitaries including NRI Mumtaz Ali Akram, Khaleequr Rahman, Basheeruddin Farooqui, Shahed Ahmed, Mujtaba Ali Khan Amer, M A Rasheed, Syed Hyder Engineer and others attended the function.