80 students get scholarships from Bearys association

Addressing the students after the distribution of Bearys merit cum scholarship - 2010, sponsored by the Bearys Welfare Association, Bangalore, he gave a call for the students to be the responsible citizens of the society by giving utmost prominence to humanity. He also congratulated the Bearys Welfare Association for distributing scholarships for the first time in Mangalore.

“Mangalore being one of the central locations of Beary community, it has been a right decision by the association to distribute scholarships in Mangalore to the bright but financially weak students,” he said. Meanwhile, he appreciated the efforts of various masjids in opening up schools that provide education to the students of all sects. “This commendable work of masjids has helped in creating communal harmony,” he opined.

Presiding over the programme, MLA U T Khader asked the students not to discontinue their education at any cost. “One might be born poor, but not necessarily that he must die with poverty. An educated person is a ray of hope to the society as he has the potential to bring a lot many changes,” he said.

The scholarship selection committee president Umar T K informed that out of 10 lakh Beary community members, 40% of them are in absolute poverty. So the scholarship programmes like the one initiated by The Bearys Welfare Association would help the development of the community at least to some extent. “The association has always had two main objectives, namely, the collective progress through education and the maintainace of communal harmony,” he said. Bearys Welfare Association President G A Bawa, Muslim Educational Institutions Federation President Y Mohammed Beary and others were present.

Scholarships were distributed to nearly 80 meritorious students with poor financial background to aid them for their further education.

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