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Malegaon names new civic building after Maulana Azad

Tuesday July 17, 2012 03:15:04 PM, ummid.com Staff Reporter

 

 

Malegaon: What is billed as a tribute to the contributions of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad during the freedom struggle and as the first union Education Minister, Malegaon Municipal Corporation (MMC) on Monday decided to name its new building after this renowned freedom fighter and one of the greatest leaders India has seen.

 

The unanimous decision to name the civic building after Maulana Abul Kalam Azad is taken in the first general body meeting of the newly elected 80-member house. The meeting held on Monday was presided over by Mayor Tahira Shaikh Rasheed.

 

Significantly, the decision besides receiving supports from other political parties was also backed by the Shiv-Sena councilors.

 

The New MMC Building

Located exactly opposite to the historic fort on one side and facing the Mausam River on the other, the new building is to be built at the cost of Rs. 4,96,00,000 (four crore ninety-six lakh rupees).

Located exactly opposite to the historic fort on one side and facing the Mausam River on the other, the new building is to be built at the cost of Rs. 4,96,00,000 (four crore ninety-six lakh rupees). The construction work is in progress since last one year and the civic administration expects that it would be completed by December.

 

"The MMC plans to take possession of the new building by December 01 this year so that it can be formally inaugurated on December 17, the day Malegaon civic body was upgraded to a corporation in 2001", City Engineer Kailash Bacchav said to ummid.com.
 

The Congress party, which has its mayor in the house, had promised in its election manifesto to name the corporation building after Maulana Abul kalam Azad.

 

“Maulana Azad was one of the greatest leaders of the country. As the Education Minister also, his contribution are unmatchable. The Congress party wants to pay tribute to this great leader by naming the new building after him", Mayor Tahira Shaikh who was presiding over the general body meeting said while talking to ummid.com.

 

Malegaon has a a history of commemorating people by naming roads and chowks after them. After the death of Hemant Karkare, former ATS chief who had exposed the Hindutva terrorists and had arrested those involved in the 2008 Malegaon blast, the corporation had named the Bhikku Chowk after him. The historic Bhikku Chowk was the place where the blast on September 29, 2008 had taken 6 lives.


 

 

 

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