Mangalore: Bearys Academy of Learning organized an awareness programme on financial assistance for religious minority students on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Bearys Institute of Technology campus.

About 400 students from various colleges in and around Mangalore attended the programme along with their parents. Representatives from related NGOs were also present.

Dr Palakshappa K, the Principal of BIT, welcomed the gathering. Several dignitaries graced the momentous event and spoke on the occasion. “Youth are the future of our country and education is the biggest asset for a human being” said J R Lobo, MLA Mangalore South.

The chairman of Bearys group, Syed Mohammed Beary then addressed the gathering and said “Engineers must always seek to create. Students pursuing engineering course must therefore always put in their best efforts to achieve success. There is no shortcut to success but hard work.” He briefed the students about the significance of developing an analytical mind in order to achieve success.

Mohideen Bawa, MLA Mangalore North, urged the students to make use of the assistance provided by the government to fulfill their educational needs. He said that education is the fundamental right of every person.

Ibrahim Kodijal, Treasurer, Jam-Iyyathul-Falah said, “respecting parents, elders and teachers should be a part of every student’s life”.

The stage was then set for the Managing Director of Karnataka Minority Development Corporation (KMDC), Mohammed Saleem, to have an interesting interactive session with the students. Several students asked queries to which Saleem gave answers and guidance.

Zilla Panchayat member Melvin D’Souza, Minority Educational Institutions Federation President Mohammed Beary, Taluk panchayat member Muhammad, and heads of various branches of Engineering at BIT were also present on the occasion.

Somappa, District Manager of KMDC, delivered the vote of thanks and Student welfare officer Prof. Sheikh Moidin K M, compered and coordinated the event.

Courtesy : Manglorean