New Delhi: A function was held on the occasion of 20th death anniversary of the first Education Minister of Independent India Maulana Azad at Meena Bazaar, by ICCR.
Unfortunately this time no key leader attended the function. As the Canadian Prime Minister was to visit Jama Masjid, the function was shortened. Meanwhile, President of India paid floral tributes on the shrine and vice president sent a message. ICCR Director said that Maulana Azad’s services were remarkable. He established Hindu-Muslim unity.
Chairman Inter-faith Harmony Foundation of India, Khaja Iftekhar Ahmed said Maulana Azad focused on education. After the formation of the government, he chose the portfolio of education so as to pay attention to girls’ education especially Muslims.
Noted social worker Feroz Bakht who was in Pune to attend a programme, lamented on the phone that no key deader from the central government attended the death anniversary function of Maulana Azad who was such a towering personality.