By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 18 Dec: At a programme conducted by Tasmia All India Educational and Social Welfare Society, today, speakers from Minority Communities of different faiths were invited to express their views on the subject.
The programme was initiated with a song by a student, HM Talib. It was addressed by Guest of Honour Hussain Ahmed, Sardar AS Bhatia of Sikh Welfare Association, Dr Himat Singh, Lt Col Qadir Hussain (Retd). Hussain said, “We should stand on our own future and follow the Quran, which teaches us how to be a good citizen.”
Nafisul Hasan spoke about the history of how Minority Rights came into being in 1886, formally, and, in 1992, in India, although it was taken up in the Constitution of India by Bhim Rao Ambedkar.
Raees Fatima, a member of the State Minority Commission, also said, “We should raise ourselves through education, the rest will follow automatically.”
Dr S Farooq, President, Tasmia Society, said that in the world somewhere, someone was in the minority, and even in India. In different states, people of different religions live in a minority so that all may live in a peaceful world and become the world’s greatest economy and greatest population, as a symbol of peace.