Empowerment comes from knowledge, says Abu Saleh Najmuddin

Dr Ferdous Ahmed Barbhuiya (R), being felicitated by minority Welfare Society in Guwahati on Sunday in recognition of his PhD on ‘Design & Development of Intrusion Detection System’ from IIT Guwahati.

  By Nurul Islam Laskar, MM News, 

 GUWAHATI, JUN 15: Speaking as the chief guest at the students felicitation programme organised by the Minority Welfare Society (MWS) in Guwahati on Sunday, Abu Saleh Najmuddin, former Health Minister of Assam said, “Any community that does not accord importance to education is bound to remain backward. A community’s empowerment can come only from acquiring information and knowledge.” He congratulated the students who did exceptionally well in their Board and University examinations and urged them to give something back to the society when they become productive and get settled down in life.


Minority Welfare Society, the organisation of the non-resident Barak Valley minority community families, organised a special felicitation programme on Sunday in Guwahati to honour the outstanding students of the community who fared exceptionally well in the HSLC and HSSLC examinations, results of which were out recently.

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Outstanding performers in HSLC, SSC and other examinations felicitated by Minority Welfare Society in Guwahati on Sunday are seen with dignitaries present at the event.

Among the school leaving students, Iftikhar Hussain (95%), Md Khairuzzaman Choudhury (95%), Jahid UJ Jaman (95%), Asfaque Laskar (95%), Gulsana Jahan Mazumder (95%), Shemin Almaf Mazumder (95%), Muhsina Shirin Barbhuiya (93%), Nawreen Akhtar Chowdhury (91%), Tauhid Rasul (87%), Nishat Kibria Choudhury (87%), Khalid Mahmood Choudhury (87%), Asif Jamal Rahman (87%), Sadia Sultana (82%), Arshia Amin Choudhury (84%), Afrid Rasul (78%), and Md Yaminik Imtiaz Talukdar were honoured with commendation plaques and certificates.

Suhel Ahmed Laskar (96%), Raafius Saleh Choudhury (93%), Ruksar Choudhury (92%), Md Faheemul Islam (90%), Shadaab Ahmed Rajbarbhuiya (88%), Tausif Rosul (83%), Wahida Jahan Barbhuiya (63%), and Nazmin Sultana Laskar (69%) were recipients of honours for their stellar performance in SSC examinations.

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Ameera Yasmin Mazumder (2nd from L) who topped the list of successful candidates of the LL M examination of Gauhati University (2013), receiving certificate and plaque from the hands of Abdul Hoque, former Commissioner & Secretary Law, Govt of Assam at a Minority Welfare Society event in Guwahati on Sunday.

Ameera Yasmin Mazumder who topped the list of successful candidates of the LL M examination of Gauhati University (2013) was accorded a special honour. Ameera informed the gathering that when she had joined the first year of the course, she was late and half of the syllabus was already covered. So her performance in the first sessional examination was poor and she was morally depressed. While handing over her papers, one of her professors said, “Ameera, you are capable of doing better.” These words fired her imagination and there was no looking back ever after that.

Similarly, special felicitation was also accorded to Ferdous Ahmed Barbhuiya who completed his PhD on ‘Design & Development of Intrusion Detection System: A Discrete Event System Approach’ from IIT Guwahati in April 2014. Ferdous has published more than 25 papers in international journals and was invited to Microsoft Techvista 2013 to present his research work. Presently posted as Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Guwahati, he has received offers from IITs from different centres including that in Delhi.

Abdul Hoque, former Commissioner & Secretary Law, Govt of Assam; Prof Saaduddin Choudhury, Department of Chemistry, Cotton College; Abid Raja Mazumder, former Vice Principal, Nehru College, Poilapool, Cachar; Abdul Karim Choudhury and Nilufar Mazumdar, Vice Presidents of MWS addressed the gathering.



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