Kochi: Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) must work towards making vulnerable people stand on their own feet and make them independent, said Rajya Sabha MP P V Mohammed Wahab while inaugurating and delivering Prof K A Siddique Hassan Memorial Lecture and Scholarship Distribution Programme, organized by Human Welfare Foundation at Grand Square, Kochi.
“Extending financial help to a poor man is of no help. There has to be initiatives to make them earn livelihood independently,” he added.
“Efforts must be taken to identify minority welfare schemes and provide access to the deserving beneficiaries. Prof Siddique Hassan was such a leader who paved way towards such initiatives. Meeting him was a turning point in my life,” Abdul Wahab added.
Presiding over the function, T Arif Ali, Chairman, Vision Governing Council and Secretary General, Jamaate Islami Hind said that Prof Siddique Hassan was the chief architect behind Vision projects including Human Welfare Foundation.
“He was a visionary who could realize the projects he envisioned through dedication and determination,” said Justice C K Abdul Rahim, Chairman, Kerala Administrative Tribunal while inaugurating the distribution of Prof Siddique Hassan Memorial Scholarship.
O Abdur Rahman, Chied Editor, Madhyamam expressing his views said that the country is going through an unprecedented crisis in its history with the values and idea of the nation laid down by its founders being challenged.
The programme was graced by Mohd Jaffer, Treasurer, Human Welfare Foundation, Muazzam Naik, General Secretary, HWF, P K Naufal, CEO, HWF, P Mujiburehman Asst Ameer, Jamaate Islanmi Hind, Kerala, and M P Faisal, Kochi City President.
P V Abdul Wahab MP, Justice C K Abdul Rahim and T Arif Ali distributed the scholarships to students selected from Kerala. Altogether, 100 students studying in reputed universities across the country have been selected for the scholarship.