PA Inamdar, Chairman of Azam
Campus, Pune addressing the AMP convention on June 16, 2012
Commending the efforts taken by the Association of Muslim
Professionals for Muslim students, experts on Saturday urged the
Muslim community to realise the importance of education and
acquire higher education if it wants to break the present impasse.
"Education alone can get the Muslims
in India back on the right track", MM Ansari - former Information
Commissioner and one of the Kashmir interlocutors said while
addressing the Muslim professionals.
MM Ansari was addressing the opening
session of the two-day convention of Muslim professionals on
Saturday. The convention is organised by the Association of Muslim
Professionals (AMP) at Lonavala near Mumbai.
Stating that poverty is one of the
major reasons for school dropouts, he said, "We should make it
sure that no student drops out of school merely because he or she
doesn't have enough financial resources."
"We have talents and skills. But
poverty is proving to be major hurdle for the community. We should
all jointly work to get rid of this obstacle", he said.
Echoing similar feelings, Chairman
of Azam Campus, Pune PA Inamdar said that acquiring higher
education can lead the community to newer heights and to the
targets we have set.
"We talk about the need to eradicate
poverty. We discuss the importance of a financially stronger
community. But, we forget to focus on higher education. Higher
education is the key to achieve these targets", Inamdar said in
Earlier, Aamir Idrisi, president
of the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) in his address gave
brief introduction of the organisation. He said that the
Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) is a registered
national, community based, non-profit organization run by Muslim
professionals to share their knowledge, intellect, experience and
skills for the overall development of the Muslim Community.
“This is a historic moment for AMP
which every member will cherish and remember for long. AMP has
been working diligently since last 5 years wherein it has
significantly grown by leaps and bounds and being a registered
organization with more than 17000 members and 50 AMP active
chapters all over India is in itself is a testimony of the
progress we have made so far", he said.
"This reflects the eagerness of our
professional brethren to serve the community and the ingrained
spirit for community work is the prime reason for our progress",
"Now with the presence of AMP
Chapters across India a need has been felt to synchronize and
share the experiences and knowledge between our various teams and
the core AMP Team. Hence we have decided to call an All India
Convention where members from different chapters can participate
and discuss/share their views on various initiatives taken by
AMP", he said.
The two-day convention would