Ankit-Junaid Social Harmony Fellowship
- 02 Oct, 2019
Ankit-Junaid Social Harmony Fellowship & Award was awarded to two students; one Nida Akram from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and the second one Kartik Dora is from Delhi University (DU).
The award was started by the Khudai Khidmatgar last year in September in the memory of Hafiz Junaid who was killed by a mob in a train and Ankit Saxena, who was killed by a Muslim family for having love affairs with their daughter.
“The objective of this scholarship is to nurture the seeds of communal harmony amongst the youths who will become a part of the mainstream in the future. As we all know, it’s the youth who are the torch-bearers of the society, so it’s very important to promote the brotherhood and communal harmony for a better society,” said Ms. Nabeela Siddiqui, National organizer of Khudai Khidmatgar.
Akram and Dora are honored for their humanitarian works in the society and their campuses. The jury selected these two candidates after scrutinizing hundreds of nominations. The award will carry a memento, certificate and a cash of Rs 5,000.
Nida Akram, who is pursuing her post-graduation from Aligarh Muslim University was elected as the Vice President of Abdullah College Girls Students’ Union, AMU for the session 2017-2018. As the V-P of the Students’ Union, Nida organized donation drives for relief work, workshops and seminars on communal harmony and peace-building.
Dora is the 2nd year law student from Delhi University. He hails from Odisha. He is the champion of human rights and adherent believers of the constitutional values, working with the underprivileged children settled on the outskirts of North Delhi. Also, he is involved in the process of secularisation and de-communalizing the youth through personal meetings.
“Moreover, we need to develop creative and innovative methods of peace-building in the society which will help in cementing the gaps between the communities.