Hyderabad: Editor of Siasat Urdu Daily, Mr. Zahid Ali Khan applauded the services rendered by Hyderabad Zakat and Charitable Trust. He was addressing the annual meeting of the Trust and Iftaar Party held at Banjara Function Hall, Banjara Hills yesterday.
On this occasion, he paid rich tributes to yeomen services of Mr. Ghyasuddin Babu Khan, Chairman of the Trust. Mr. Zahid Ali Khan attended the function as the Chief Guest and Mr. Zafar Javeed as the Guest of Honour.
Commenting on the success of four BJP MPs who were elected to Lok Sabha from Telangana, Mr. Zahid Ali Khan expressed his concern and said that after Karnataka, Telangana could become the second entry point for the BJP.
In order to stop communalism, Mr. Zahid Ali Khan told that it is essential to revive Ganga-Jamuna Civilization of Hyderabad. This should be done by Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians jointly. He expressed the desire to organize Eid-Milap function after Eid-ul-Fitr on a large scale. He suggested that on this occasion, interfaith beliefs should also be exchanged so that the message could not only spread throughout India but also in the entire world. This is the only source to keep humanity alive.
Mr. Zahid Ali Khan also suggested that the responsibility of performing social service should be entrusted to future generations. He offered every possible help to Hyderabd Zkat and Charitable Trust on behalf of Siasat.
Chairman of the Trust, Mr. Gyasuddin Babu Khan thanked Allah (SWT) that He provided an opportunity to serve the poor and destitute persons of Muslim community. He expressed his delight that the system of cumulative Zakat is being emulated in the entire country.
Giving the details of various schemes of the Trust and FEED, Mr. Babu Khan told that so far, Rs. 10 crore were spent to extend the benefits to 1,23, 148 beneficiaries. During the past 27 years, the Trust spent Rs. 123 crore benefiting 13, 22, 904 poor persons.
He expressed satisfaction that last year, the Trust spent Rs. 4.20 crore to bear the educational expenses of 12,822 orphan girls and Rs. 20 lakh to extend financial assistance to 173 poor students studying various post matric and professional courses.
He further mentioned that the Trust provides financial assistance to 25000 students studying in three English medium and 103 Urdu medium schools of Telangana and Rayalaseema Regions. Among the beneficiaries, 72% are girls.
After presenting the performance report of the Trust, he appealed to the well-to-do persons to contribute generously so that, poor and deserving persons of the community including widows and orphans could be benefited.
Mr. Abdul Aleem Khan, Chairman of FEED, Mr. Aliuddin Haider, Mr. Ziauddin Nayyar and Mr. Javeed were seated on the dais.
Mr. Arif Mirza conducted the meeting and thanked the guests and the audience.