where cases were already lodged against the two." the octogenarian told reporters at Sangli in western Maharashtra where he had a considerable following.

When asked about the economic background of those who compete in the competitive exam,Aslamsaid “Fifty-seventy percent of the students are economically sound Their parents are teachers bank officials and in government services The remaining30 percent come from the economically weaker section” Muslims as per the religious census of 2011 account for 6797 percent of the population in Kishanganj In Purnia where the community constitutes 3846 percent of the population these figures stand at: In Araria where Muslims make up 42 percent of the population these indices settle at 035 019 008 and 010 respectively against general category scores of 017 for economic index and 0 24 for health index The NSSO findings are the same for the 4447 percent Muslim population of Katihar Their economic index educational index material well-being index and health index are 017 022 001 and 019 respectively “The place remains cut off from the rest of the state because of poor connectivity and infrastructure The educational aspirations are very high but social economic and educational backwardness comes in the way Therefore the AMU centre is being looked upon by residents here as a saviour” says Dr Rashid Nehal director of AMU centre at Kishanganj He stressed on strengthening the primary secondary and higher secondary education systems and setting up at least six universities Tafheem Rahman who now runs a private school after leaving a plum job abroad links the high dropout rate to the pathetic economic condition of people “You cannot analyse the two things separately They are inter-linked How can a person who struggles throughout the day to make ends meet think of sending his children to Bhagalpur Patna and Delhi for studies If you go by the data you will find that the highest enrolment is in primary and middle schools Why Parents send their children to school for the mid-day meal In addition they get money for books stationary items and uniform When it stops in high school we witness high dropout rates” he explained Citing the case of his own school he said the parents of most of the students studying there are government servants mainlyteachers “But things are changing Twenty percent of our students belong to the extremely weaker section but their parents manage the tuition fee we charge It is low This is a positive signal indicating that people are becoming aware of the importance of education Nothing can change overnight it will take time for the trend to be visible on a bigger scale” he said Dr Nadeem Usmani a teacher in mathematics and physics who runs preparatory classes for medical and engineering tests also agreedthat people at the lowest rung of society are realising the importance of education In 2011 two students cracked IIT-JEE one got selected in Bihar government’s pre-medical test and 22 students entered different NITs This year his six students cleared West Bengal Combined Engineering Test “All of them were from weaker economic background Some of them were even not able to meet their stationery expenses forget about lodging and food But they did not give up and proved their talent Based on my seven-year teaching experience in this region I can say without any doubt that students here are intelligent What they need is proper guidance” he said Dr Abuzar Kamaluddin former vice chairman of Bihar Intermediate Education Council and senior principal at Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University accused Muslim leaders of using religion for their vested political interest and not allowing the region to develop "Muslim politicians like Syed Shahabuddin and MJ Akbar got elected as Members of Parliament from Kishanganj but did nothing for it” he said But he blamed the people of the area for this “They are not aware of their own issues They are driven by selfish gains and that’s why government officers and their representatives in Assembly and Parliament can afford to be irresponsible” Kamaluddinsaid The noted educationist who has written several books on education—the latest one is Education: Views and Vision – A suggestive Study with Critical Analysis Under the Backdrop of Bihar stressed on improving the standard education in government schools and making it competitive “The educational facilities and standard of education in Urdu/ Hindi medium schools are far lower in comparison to English medium institutions which is reflected in the low level of performance of students of these institution in general education as well as competitive examinations Thus the problem of education is manifold – high mass illiteracy low standard of education and low level of performance We have to tackle all these problems simultaneously for which we need to adopt a multi-pronged policy” he added The role of Islamic seminaries like madrasas is extremely important but Dr Kamaluddin said that unfortunately they have failed to upgrade their syllabus “The focus of madrasa education is theology If they want to survive they have to modernise within the walls of Islamic principles” he said Interestingly Seemanchal is wherewhere an educational movement was launched in 1966 under the aegis of Insan Educational Experimental Complex by Padma Shri Dr Syed Hassan Hassan was a visionary student of Dr Zakir Hussain the former president of India and one of the founders of Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi Many educational institutions like Insan School Insan Adult Educational Insan College Insan College of Education were set up in Kishanganj The institution gradually spread over a hundred acres in a few years People started calling the area ‘Jhopriyon ka Shahar’ (town of huts) due to bamboo huts that were used as classrooms and residences Hassan who served as assistant professor at Frostberg State University in the United States in 1960 emphasised on bridging the gap between the teachers and students Instead of the usual trend of calling teachers ‘sir’ and ‘madam’ students were asked to call male teachers ‘bhai’ (brother) and female teacher ‘baji’(sister) Students addressed their seniors as ‘bade bhai’ (big brother) The institution produced many doctors engineers bureaucrats teachers professors and politicians Interestingly all the four MLAs who have representedKishanganj district have been educated in Insan School But unfortunately it is in a poor shape now Attempts are being made to revive it once againKishanganj: They have found fault at 194 stations, while 58 FIRs have been lodged in connection with the anomalies. their fervent participation in the election campaign, Other than die-hard Congress activists,Panaji: The Goa government has relieved the state’s Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) "The departmental inquiries conducted by Gupta would be reviewed by a senior officer who will take charge of the matter, The number of paramilitary personnel deployed this year is 9, to track down Ismail as investigations including communication intercepts have pointed to his involvement in the attack on the pilgrims.

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