Kozhikode: Jharkhand Governor MOH Farooq,
on Friday inaugurated the 33rd anniversary conference of Markazu
Ssaquafathi Ssuniyya, a socio-cultural and educational
institution, at the nearby Karanthur here today.
Speaking on the occasion, Farooq said Markaz was one of
the fastest growing socio-cultural and educational institution
in the country, catering to over 50,000 students.
`Markaz`s motto that `knowledge is every citizen`s
birthright`, makes it the ideal destination for anyone whose
driving force in life is an insatiable thirst for knowledge`,
Farooq said `knowledge, if taken in comprehensive sense,
is more than mere collection of information, it is the acutal
unlocking of the human mind that has shaped the course of
Markaz has built an international reputation for its
contribution to Islamic education, he said, adding Markaz was
one of the few institutions in the world to get the coveted
recognition of AI-Azhar University of Cairo, Egypt.
In a torment ridden world, no knowledge is worthwhile if
the mind is bereft of concern for those besieged by anguish,
`Home to thousands of destitute children and a source of
relief and comfort for numerous families, this important
non-governmental institution of charity has carved a niche for
itself amongst the poor and the deprived`, he said.
`It’s consummate efforts in promoting religious and
cultural harmony in a pluralist, secular Indian society has
garnered universal acclaim`, he said.
Markaz President, Sayyid Ali Bafaqui Thangal, presided.
Markaz General Secretary, Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker
Musliyar, delivered the introductory speech.
Among those participated included Pondicherry ministers
E Valsaraj and M O H Shajahan, Amabassador of Libya, Ali Abdul
Azeez Easavi, High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam, Dato
Paduka Sidek Ali, Ambassador of Egypt, Khalid AI Baqli and
Ambassador of Mali, Usmane Tandia.