The festival of Eid is an occasion to bring smiles on all faces. To promote the spirit of joy, Awaz-the Voice, a website symbolizing inclusive India, led by Editor in Chief Atir Khan, distributed the gifts of Eid in the capital’s Shaheen Bagh area among the children from the underprivileged sections of society on Saturday.
Addressing the children, Atir Khan said, “Our aim in life should be to acquire both worldly and religious education; both are very important.” He told children to always remember what teachers tell them in school because his teachings are useful for life. Also, students need to become good citizens of the country.
Moulana Rashid Qasmi addressing the children
“Our India is a very beautiful country and it is the duty of all of us to contribute to its progress,” he said.
Awaz-the Voice, in collaboration with the local NGO Social Pride Welfare Society, gave gifts to 150 children. Maulana Mufti Afroz Alam Qasmi, Abdul Hai Khan, Awaz-the Voice, Urdu, Editor Mansooruddin Faridi, Social Pride Welfare Society NGO Director Dr. Kamal Ahmed were present on this occasion.
After this program at Shaheen Bagh, the Awaz-the Voice team visited Madanpur Khadar, where gifts were distributed among children in a madrasa, Jamia Abrarul Islamia.
Maulana Rashid Qasmi of the madrasa was also present on the occasion. A special prayer was read while Mufti Afroz Alam Qasmi also asked the children to live together with love and in peace.
Atir Khan addressing the children
Addressing the children, Mufti Afroz Alam Qasmi said, “About humanity, Islam says one has to be mindful of helping others. This is also the message in the Quran. Ramazan also teaches us the importance of hunger. One must empathize with the sorrow and sufferings of fellow humans.”
“When different people of same thoughts meet at one place, they get the strength from our Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb (Inclusive civilization). Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, and Christian are all one. Only with these thoughts our country will grow and progress.”
Awaz-the Voice not only shared happiness by distributing gifts but also gave a message of nationalism among the children.