CSR Activities by Dr. Muhammed Majeed
Sometimes, we reach a point in time when we feel grateful / blessed for all that we have achieved and all that has been bestowed upon us, we are then engulfed by a strong desire to reciprocate. We develop an urge to support those less fortunate. This is the great human spirit. Led by this spirit, Dr. Muhammed Majeed, head of a large group of companies, viz, Sami Labs Ltd in Bangalore and, Sabinsa Corporation in the USA, and a host of other developed countries has embarked upon a new mission – a mission to lend a helping hand to the needy, his helping hand.
15 TVs worth Rs. 1,19,850 were donated to Craven LMS High School, Kollam, Kerala on July 16, 2020 to assist in children’s education
July 16, 2020
Contribution of Rs. 30,00,000 (INR 30 lakh) was made to Marib Educational & Charitable Trust on July 15, 2020 towards children’s education
July 15, 2020
Financial support of Rs. 1,00,00,000 (INR 1 Crore) was provided to Bangalore Sanjaynagar Lions Charitable Trust on 29th June 2020, for the construction of paediatric ward for cancer treatment at Kidwai Hospital
Mr. Shaheen Majeed, President Worldwide, Sabinsa & Director, Sami Labs Ltd hands over a cheque for INR 1 Crore to Dr. Ramachandra, Director, Kidwai Hospital
June 29, 2020
Dr. Majeed Foundation, a non-profit institution founded by Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder and Chairman of Sami-Sabinsa Group, contributed ₹10 crore to PM CARES Fund, to help combat the widespread outbreak of COVID-19.
The Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund was created on 28 March 2020, following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in India. The fund will be used for combating, containment and relief efforts against the coronavirus outbreak and similar pandemic like situations in the future.
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder and Chairman of Sami-Sabinsa Group said, “We have always believed in supporting the less fortunate while also giving back to the society and the nation. Today, as Covid-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge for the country, the contribution of ₹10 crore towards PM CARES Fund is a step towards helping combat the virus.”
In addition, Dr. Majeed Foundation, also recently contributed ₹2 crores to Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority.
Dr. Majeed Foundation has been actively supporting people in distress, by ramping up its community outreach programs to reach out to the poor and vulnerable communities. Especially to those who have been most affected by the pandemic in Bengaluru and Hyderabad and provided them with essential food items, protective equipment, hand sanitizers and health supplements.
Recently in Chokkasandra, Peenya, Bengaluru, Dr. Majeed Foundation distributed a total of 2,000 food kits - each food kit containing essential grocery items with 5 kgs of rice, 1 kg toor dal, 1 kg atta, 1 kg sugar, 1 kg salt, I ltr oil, one bath soap and a reusable face mask.
In Hyderabad, Dr. Majeed Foundation distributed a total of 1600 food kits to the residents of Turkapally village, an old age home, and various slum-dwelling units.
June 18, 2020
Cheque for Rs. 2,20,250 for purchase of 25 TVs was handed over to the Executive Director of Kerala Social Security Mission on June 12, 2020 to assist in children’s education
June 12, 2020
Donation of Rs. 5,00,000 (INR 5 lakhs) made to Roti Foundation, Mumbai
June 6, 2020
Dr. Majeed Foundation contributes ₹2 crores towards Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority to combat COVID-19
Dr. Majeed Foundation, a non-profit institution founded by Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder and Chairman of Sami-Sabinsa Group, contributed ₹2 crores to Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority, to help combat the widespread outbreak of COVID-19. Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder and Chairman of Sami-Sabinsa Group and Ms. Neeraja Shetty, CEO and Director, Sami Labs Ltd, met with the Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, Dr. Ashwathnarayan C N and handed over the cheque to him on June 3, 2020.
June 3, 2020
Dr. Majeed Foundation distributed basic food items to the poor and vulnerable communities living in the vicinity of Sami Labs Hyderabad facility
The teams from Sami Labs, Hyderabad unit and Dr. Majeed Foundation distributed basic food items to the poor & vulnerable communities living in the vicinity of our Hyderabad facility - namely Turkapally village, an old age home (Save All Reach All Society) and various slum dwelling units.
A total of 1600 food kits were distributed at these locations from May 21 - 24, 2020. Each kit contained essential grocery items like 5 kgs of Rice, 1 kg Toor dal, 1 kg Atta, 1 kg Salt, I ltr oil which was distributed to the needy families and the people most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Sri. K. Venugopal Reddy, Sarpanch of Turkapally Village and ward members of Turkapally Panchayat participated in the distribution.
A big thank you to all our employee volunteers who helped to prepare the food packets and also actively participated in the distribution.
May 21-24, 2020
With an aim to extend a helping hand to the needy families and the people most affected by the pandemic, the teams from Sami Labs and Dr. Majeed Foundation distributed basic food items to the poor & vulnerable communities in Peenya Industrial area on May 10, 2020.
A total of 2000 food kits - each containing essential grocery items like 5 kgs of rice, 1 kg toor dal, 1 kg atta, 1 kg sugar, 1 kg salt, I ltr oil, one bath soap and a reusable face mask were handed over to those who needed it the most. Smt Sarvamangala C.M. Nagaraj, Councillor, BBMP, Ward no. 39, Chokkasandra and Sri Muniraju .S, Ex Councillor, Dasarahalli participated in the distribution.
A big thank you to all our employee volunteers who helped to prepare the food packets and also actively participated in the distribution.
May 10, 2020
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Chairman of Sami-Sabinsa Group donated Rs. 5 Lakhs to the Shihab Thangal Center for Humanity
Dr. Majeed extended his helping hand for the welfare of poor and needy patients and granted Rs. 5 lakhs to the ‘Shihab Thangal Center for Humanity’ – an organization that works towards the empowerment of poor and provides palliative home care and other humanitarian services to the needy.
February 04, 2020
Dr. Majeed Extended Financial Support of Rs. 1 Lakh to The Principal Sacred Hearts College, Kochi
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Chairman, Sami-Sabinsa Group, donated Rs. 1 Lakh to The Principal Sacred Hearts College to promote chemistry research for students and researchers coming from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
January 24, 2020
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Chairman of Sami-Sabinsa Group donated Rs. 1 Lakh to The United Orphanage for the Disabled
A contribution of Rs. 1 lakh was made by Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Chairman of Sami-Sabinsa Group to ‘The United Orphanage for the Disabled’. This donation was utilized by the orphanage to buy blankets for underprivileged, differently-abled people and orphans.
January 06, 2020
Dr. Majeed donated Rs. 5 Lakhs to Bangalore Sanjaynagar Lions Charitable Trust for Treatment of Childhood Cancer
To extend financial support to children suffering from cancer, Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Chairman of Sami-Sabinsa Group donated Rs. 5 lakhs to Bangalore Sanjaynagar Lions Charitable Trust which has joined hands with Kidwai hospital to support children fighting against cancer.
January 06, 2020
Dr. Majeed Extended Financial Support to Bangalore Sanjaynagar Lions Charitable Trust by Donating Rs. 1 Lakh
Bangalore Sanjaynagar Lions Charitable Trust that is recognized for their service to orphanages, old-age homes, physically challenged and other needy people received a financial support of Rs. 1 lakh from Dr. Majeed, Founder & Chairman of Sami-Sabinsa Group.
December 30, 2019
Dr. Majeed Extended Financial Support of Rs. 1 Lakh to The Bharat Scouts and Guides, Karnataka
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Chairman, Sami-Sabinsa Group, donated Rs. 1 Lakh to The Bharat Scouts and Guides, Karnataka to support 28th Karnataka State Scouts and Guides Jamborette 2019.
December 30, 2019
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Chairman, Sami-Sabinsa Group Donated Rs. 5 Lakhs to Roti Foundation Mumbai
Roti Foundation Mumbai, a unique NGO that mainly collects leftover food staples like rotis (chapati or wheat-made flat bread), rice, vegetables and dal and distributes them among needy people within 60-90 minutes received a financial support of Rs. 5 Lakhs from Dr. Majeed.
November 06, 2019
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Chairman, Sami-Sabinsa Group Extended Financial Support to Ms. Anitha K by Donating Rs. 1 Lakh
Dr. Majeed extended his helping hand for the welfare of poor & needy and granted Rs. 1 Lakh to Ms. Anitha K. This donation was utilized for the marriage of Anitha’s daughter Ancy with Mr. Pradeep which was held on Oct 24th, 2019.
October 17, 2019
Dr. Majeed Donated Rs. 2 Lakhs to Indian Blind & Para Judo Association for Promoting Para Judo Sports amongst Physically Challenged Persons
Indian Blind & Para Judo Association that is recognized for their service to encourage blind & deaf Judo sports persons, organize sport meet and provide sports infrastructure & equipment to blind, deaf and physically challenged people received a financial support of Rs. 2 Lakhs from Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Chairman of Sami-Sabinsa Group.
October 17, 2019
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Chairman and Managing Director of Sami-Sabinsa Group Donated Rs. 3 Crores to Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund
Considering the widespread damages caused by the rains in many parts of the state, A contribution of Rs. 3,00,00,000/- (Rupees three crores) was made by Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Chairman and Managing Director of Sami-Sabinsa Group of companies to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund to help the people affected by the floods in the state of Kerala.
August 26, 2019
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Chairman and Managing Director of Sami-Sabinsa Group Donated Rs. 2 Crores to Karnataka Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Funds
Sami Labs Limited, a leading Bangalore based Indian multi-national bio-tech, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical organisation are deeply appreciative of the efforts being made by the Government and have contributed Rs. 2,00,00,000/- (Rupees two crores) to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund on 26th August 2019.
August 26, 2019
Dr. Majeed Donates Rs. 12 Lacs to St. Gregorios Dayabhavan, a Non-Profit Organization from Kunigal, Towards Food and Medical Expenses of the Hiv/aids Infected and Hiv-Tb Co-Infected Children
July 03, 2019
Dr. Majeed donates rupees one lac to support the education of the children of deceased employee Mr. Rajanna. The cheque was received by Mrs. Sunitha on 29th March 2019
Mr. Rajanna worked as a driver at Sami Labs for 13 years. He left behind his parents who are in advanced aged, wife Mrs. Sunitha aged about 41 years, a son – K Himavanth studying 2nd PUC and a daughter – K Prarthana, studying 10th Std.
April 02, 2019
Dr. Majeed Foundation donates computers to assist the educational needs of Government Higher Primary School, Bhavikere, Nelamangala Taluk, Bangalore Rural Distt
December 22, 2018
Dr. Majeed Extended Financial Support to Human and Institutional Development Forum by Donating Rs. 3.5 Lakhs
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Chairman of Sami-Sabinsa Group donated Rs. 3.5 Lakhs to Human and Institutional Development Forum which has joined hands with Women Forum and Visthar to offer capacity building / sensitisation programme for Understanding Islam. The programmed aimed to provide an open space to engage in the process of understanding Islam and unpack the myths and notions about Islam with a constructive deliberation.
November 15, 2018
Dr. Majeed Foundation has extended financial assistance for 10 beneficiaries of Madanapally, Andhra Pradesh under project UMMEED – empowering through education
September 03, 2018
Dr. Majeed Foundation has provided UMMEED scholarships to 11 beneficiaries of Uttar Pradesh
(cheque of Rs. 6000/- each)
August 28, 2018
In addition to the generous contribution of Rs. 5.5 crores by Dr. Majeed to the Kerala Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund and adopting one village devastated in flood, Sami Labs also sends medicines to a relief camp in Mattannur, Kannur Distt, Kerala.
Assistance for college fee of student Rupala Debbarma
Sarvodaya School of Nursing, Bengaluru
May 10, 2018
College fee of Mr. Shareef's Daughter (Employee)
Reva Independent PU College
May 05, 2018
Primary School fee of Mr. Shareef's Children (Employee)
EURO School, North Campus
May 05, 2018
Assistance for School tuition fee of three children
Karuna Central School, Kollam
April 18, 2018
Contribution towards Psychology Fest
Fatima Mata National College, Kollam
March 31, 2018
Contribution towards Agro-Forestry with Madhya Pradesh Government in Bhopal
Rajya Van Vikas Nigam Limited, Madhya Pradesh
March 12, 2018
Contribution towards Nutraceutical Summit
Dhanam Publication, Cochin
March 08, 2018
CSR Payment of Rs. 3,00,000/-
Swaralaya Karnataka Chapter
February 22, 2018
Scholarship provided to a student named Pathan Nagur, studying B.Tech, from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh for his college fee
Sai Thirumala NVR Engineering College
February 14, 2018
Donation for providing educational accessories to blind and handicapped children in Mumbai
Blind Organization of India
February 14, 2018
Financial assistance for Proposal of 1-year Therapist program
MS. Ramaiah College, MSRICAIM
January 31, 2018
Financial assistance for Sports promotion
Rotary Club in Cochin North
December 05, 2017
Financial Assistance for promoting preventive health care with healthcare leaders for 20th CLAIR VOYANCE program at TISS Mumbai
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
November 23, 2017
Financial Assistance towards educating mentally challenged children
We care Centre, Kottayam
November 13, 2017
Financial assistance for educating 84 Girl students in Diaton ODISHA School
Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth, Bengaluru
October 31, 2017
CSR payment of Rs. 10,00,000/-
2nd Indian Cancer Congress, Bengaluru
October 25, 2017
Foundation has provided an educational scholarship to Mr. Midhun C Murali for his MBA Program
Amity Global Business School
September 13, 2017
Dr. Majeed Foundation has extended financial support for organizing activities like Diabetic Walkathon, Creating awareness on diagnostic, preventive and treatment modalities, Rural Public awareness programs, Screening camps, Training Healthcare workers
Athreya Vascular Foundation
August 08, 2017
Financial assistance for College fee payment of Mr. Anil's (Sami Labs Employee) Son
Kristu Jayanthi College, Bengaluru
June 21, 2017
Towards payment of school fee of Mrs. Jyothi's Children (Employee)
Sri Vinayaka Vidya Kendra, Bengaluru
June 09, 2017
The foundation contributed in providing Educational kits consisting of Bag, Notebooks, Pencils and Instrument box to students from various schools in Kerala
June 01, 2017
Solace Mission Bharat, Thiruvananthapuram
Monthly Donation from Dr. Majeed Foundation to assist the organization financially
CISSA Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action
June 09, 2017
Dr. Majeed Foundation supporting the children of Late Prakash T, Employee of Organica Dobaspet
As a responsible Citizen, Dr. Majeed recognizes the importance of providing support for education and has been one of the front-runners in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
In line with the above principle, Dr. Majeed Foundation has, over the many years, been helping the underprivileged children and supporting them in their education.
Recently, an employee of OAPL, Mr. Prakash T passed away and Dr. Muhammed Majeed has very kindly consented to support the education of his 2 children, T Nirmala and T Kisan for academic year 2017-18.
Dr. Majeed Foundation shall pick up part of their Education expenses
Dr. Majeed Foundation has donated Rs. 2,00,000/- to the school GHS IRULATH, Kerala
Dr. Majeed Foundation has donated Rs. 2,00,000/- to the school GHS IRULATH, located in the area Poothadi of Sulthan Battery in Wayanad district of Kerala state. Established in the year 1962, the school is managed by the Department of Education, Kerala.
Dr. Majeed’s generous gift primarily will support the construction and expansion of the school premise, with cutting-edge curriculum encompassing courses and activities in all subjects.
Dr. Muhammed Majeed - Founder & Chairman, Sami-Sabinsa Group of companies is pleased to announce the launch of the new project UMMEED - Empowering Through Education
An initiative by Dr. Majeed Foundation, the project UMMEED will support the bright students who are deprived of valuable basic degree education, for lack of finance, with required educational assistance irrespective of their caste, creed & religion. The project will initially focus on Uttar Pradesh and will further reach out to other states throughout the country.
Dr. Majeed Foundation grants scholarships for Ms. Jyothi’s children
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder and Chairman, Sami/Sabinsa Group recognize the importance of providing support for education, which is the centre stone of Dr. Majeed Foundation. Today, the foundation focuses on providing scholarship for students who need financial support – irrespective their caste, creed or religion – for those from impecunious families.
Dr. Majeed Foundation extends financial support of Rs. 55,450/- towards the annual tuition fee for Mrs. Jyothi’s children. Robin Joseph, Mrs. Jyothi’s husband, who was working with Sami Labs as a driver, died on duty. Considering his loyalty towards the company and as a token of appreciation Dr. Majeed is sponsoring his children’s education.
Ann Mary Monica (18) completed 1st year PUC and moving to 2nd PUC from Cauvery Composite Pre-University College.
Michael Joseph Sonu (15) completed 8th Std. and moving to 9th Std. in Wisdow Foundation School.
Antony Joseph Sunny (6) completed 1st Std. and moving to 2nd Std. in Wisdow Foundation School.
Dr. Majeed Foundation donates a sum of Rs 1,00,000/- to pay the final year tuition fees for Ms. Bharathi
Dr. Majeed Foundation donates a sum of Rs 1,00,000/- on 10th October 2015 to pay the final year tuition fees for Ms. Bharathi D/o Mr. Shivappa, who is pursuing her MBA with dual specialization in HR & MARKETING from Karunya University Business School (KUBS), Karunya University, Karunya Nagar, Coimbatore.
Fathima Beevi Award is a prestigious award from Dr. Majeed Foundation to the most deserving outgoing B. Pharm student from PES Educational Society every year. This year the award was given to Ms. Namitha Gowtham who secured the 8th rank in the RGUHS and is currently pursuing her M. Pharm in NIPER, Raebareli. Her parents received the award on her behalf.
Dr. Majeed Foundation generous contribution of Rs. 1,00,000/- for the students of Al-Ameen Educational Society
Dr. Muhammed Majeed Foundation makes a generous contribution of Rs. 1,00,000/- on December 15th 2015 for the students of Al-Ameen Educational Society a Bangalore based premier and a pioneering organization in the field of education with an impressive track record of fifty years, catering to the educational needs of the society
Dr. Majeed Foundation supports Ms. Neethu Sahaya Nithi
Dr. Majeed Foundation donates Rs. 50,000/- to 21-year-old Neethu, who was suffering from multiple kidney failure, towards the surgery expense for a kidney transplantation. Neethu lost both her kidneys as a result of an over dosage of antibiotics in a substandard clinic and was diagnosed with kidney transplantation donated by her mother.
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder and Chairman, Sami/Sabinsa group of companies, said that “The Foundation has a strong commitment to give back to our community. Supporting Neethu, who is just into her teenage and enabling the best health care to her family that faced many challenges, is one of the best ways the Foundation can fulfill that pledge. The Foundation has been working in the service of the community for a long time and I am pleased to contribute to this particular humanitarian cause”.
Dr. Majeed Foundation supports Ms. Soumya MK
Dr. Majeed Foundation extends support to the poor & orphan children
Dr. Majeed Foundation administers aspects of a number of scholarship and funding schemes with a main thrust in education
With an aim to support quality education and to expand the infrastructure setup which is a causal to better learning, Dr. Majeed Foundation donates Rs. 5,00,000/- to Jalahalli Committee to facilitate construction of classroom for children.
Dr. Majeed Foundation helps to Build a School for the Poor in Kamda Village, Khunti District, Jharkhand
Dr. Majeed understands that the impending need for school to provide better education is to have better infrastructure. The Foundation donates Rs. 5,60,000/- for constructing a school building for poor children. The school, a Hindi Medium School in Kamda which is a little forest village situated in the district of Khunti, in the northern state of Jharkhand, provides education to 540 tribal children.
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Dr. Majeed Foundation donates 5,00,000/- for various health awareness events organized by JIVAS
November 14, 2013
Dr. Majeed Foundation has given a donation of Rs. 2,00,000/- on 29th Oct 2013 to patron sponsorship for the diabetic Walkathon organized by JIVAS on November 14th, 2013, the World Diabetes day. This to create the awareness of various aspects of this disease and its diagnostic, preventive and treatment modalities.
Dr. Majeed Foundation also donated Rs. 3,00,000/- on 29th Oct 2013 to Athreya Vascular foundation, a charitable organization run by JIVAS
Sami-Sabinsa donates ¥1,500,000 to the Asahi Shimbun Social Welfare Organization in Japan to benefit children who lost their parents in the earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March 11, 2011
December 23, 2011
Sami-Sabinsa donates ¥1,500,000 to the Asahi Shimbun Social Welfare Organization in Japan to benefit children who lost their parents in the earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March 11, 2011. The amounts to be given to children vary depending on ages, and will be used for support and education.
Sami-Sabinsa donates ¥1,000,000 to the Japan Red Cross in May. “While all of our hearts go out to the people of Japan as they continue to try to put their lives back together, we wanted to do more,” said Sami-Sabinsa founder Dr. Muhammed Majeed. “While these children’s lives will never be the same, if we can help them get an education, their odds of going on to have productive and meaningful lives are increased exponentially.”
Sabinsa / Sami Group donates JPY 1 million to the Japan Red Cross, for the relief / recovery fund
April 28, 2011
After The Great 2011 East Japan (Higashi-Nihon) Earthquake, we pray for the victims, suffering people and their families to hope for the earliest rehabilitation and reconstruction. In support of the recovery, Sabinsa/Sami Group have made JPY 1 million donation to the Japan Red Cross, for the relief/recovery fund.
“Our hearts go out to the people of Japan in this extraordinarily difficult time” said Sabinsa founder Dr. Muhammed Majeed.
To learn how you can contribute to the relief efforts, see link below: –
Japanese Red Cross Donation
23 January 2007
Iritti(Kannur): Sindhu doesn’t have to worry anymore about her travel to the school. Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Chairman of Sami Labs Limited in Bangalore came to her school on Monday with a brand new three wheeled scooter. With the entire students and teachers looking on, Dr. Majeed presented the key to Sindhu.
Dr. Majeed, the students of the school as well as teachers were thrilled to see Sindhu taking a fast round in the school compound with her mother on the pillion.
For Sindhu, Plus two student of St Sebastian’s Higher Secondary School in Velimanam, it was too memorable a day. She is in the tragic grip of the disease Osteogenesis imperfecta, which has made her bones brittle and fragile. Seeing the report on Sindhu in Mathrubhumi, Dr. Majeed had come forward to meet all the expenses for her education and medical treatment. He had also offered to give her a scooter as it was difficult for her to walk all the way to the school. Dr. Majeed came to the school in this remote village to keep his word.
And the school authorities have made the event unforgettable. Annamma Pynappally, president of Aralam panchayat inaugurated the function which was presided over by Father George Thekkumcherri, the manager of the school. Dr. Muhammed Majeed, George Poovathinkal, Shaji Peter and Praveen Joseph spoke. Principal V C Augustine welcomed the gathering and P T Varkey proposed a vote of thanks. Sindhu’s parents also took part.
Sami Labs will take care of Sindhu's education and medical treatment
December 8, 2006
Iritti(Kannur): Sindhu doesn’t have to worry any more about her travel to the school. Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Chairman of Sami Labs Limited in Bangalore came to her school on Monday with a brand new three wheeled scooter. With the entire students and teachers looking on, Dr. Majeed presented the key to Sindhu.
Helps pour in; Sindhus expectations soar
December 6, 2006
Suffering pain, Sindhu carves out live statue
December 5, 2006
Sindhu is waiting for a tommorow sans pain
December 3, 2006
Library at First floor of MAAS secretariat goes operational Dr. M Majeed of bangalore opens the Library in a glittering ceremony
September 11, 2006
On behalf of MAAS, Prof. M. Afzal, the joint Secretary, welcomed the august audience and for their benefit, he briefly summarized the principles that MAAS stood for. He said that one of the main objectives of MAAS was to encourage scientific learning in an Islamic perspective; in other words to inculcate values to scientific studies. MAAS has strived hard so that Muslims realize the importance of scientific education and the fact that they have a role to play in the overall development of the nation and are not mere spectators. MAAS is trying to assure the world at large that Muslim scientists are sufficiently prepared for ‘value-based’ science, a term that need to be defined and understood. To achieve this, MAAS has been encouraging scientists and students alike by offering scholarships and awards, organizing Seminars/training-courses/workshops/orientation programs etc. Since its’ inception in 1983, MAAS has slowly and steadily grown. The construction of the library was made possible by the generous financial support from Dr. Majeed, a scientist cum entrepreneur who has pioneered the techniques to produce nutraceuticals. He expressed gratitude for the encouragement thus provided by him. Dr. M.Z. Kirmani; the Founder Secretary and Chairman MAAS council of Research and Academic Affairs(CARA), noted the fact that in another couple of years(2008) MAAS would have completed 25 glorious years of service, thus it looked forward to a silver jubilee celebration. The Founder Secretary reminisced about how MAAS came into being, about the difficult decision he had to take of leaving academic career.
The Chief guest, Dr.Majeed, said that it was his desire to see his money well-spent to promote education amongst Muslims. Undoubtedly there a large number of underprivileged young Muslim boys and girls. Having also experienced the lows in life, Dr. Majeed said that he knew the impact poverty can have on one’s life; hence he expected MAAS to assest him in helping such Muslims. Mr. Jaffer from Quilone (Kerala) and Maulana Zaheer A.Siddiqi from Lacknow also spoke on the occasion.
Prof.Akheel A. Syed, President, MAAS sought to point out the root problems beseeching the Muslim community: be it a low level of education or lack of confidence or lack of socio-political awareness. He reiterated that we have a look back at the message revealed fourteen hundred years ago and deal with present day problems in a new perspective.
He reasoned that since intellectuals have drawn away from the common man, the need of the hour is to bridge the gap between them and the best solution is to change the mind set of the common man and improve the quality of education that in turn demands consistency and hard work. We must be the knowledge workers within a knowledge society. We have to work with the limited resource, bring laurels to the community and inculcate a sense of confidence and pride. With this particular objective, he expressed his desire t rejuvenate MAAS and thanked Dr. Majeed again for his kind gesture that had helped MAAS in moving a step ahead while the ceremony come to its close.