Special Correspondent

Sulaiman Khateeb memorial trust to do the honours

Gulbarga: The 20th Sulaiman Khateeb Gold Medal and cash awards for the SSLC toppers in Urdu medium will be presented in Gulbarga on December 27.

Secretary of the Sulaiman Khateeb Memorial Educational, Cultural and Charitable Trust Shamim Surayya told presspersons here on Friday that the Head of the Urdu Department in Osmania University Fatima Parveen will present the gold medal to Muzafar Ahmed Pinder, who scored the highest marks (600/625 marks) among Urdu medium students in SSLC examination.

Ms. Surayya said the gold medal winner Muzafar Ahmed Pinder belonged to Kudichi village in Raibag taluk in Belgaum district. He studied in Junaida Higher Secondary School in Kudichi.

Naheed Anjum of Hanagal in Haveri district secured 579 out of 620 marks and stood second while Shabnam Makandar of Hirekerur also in Haveri district scored 575 out of 620 marks and stood third in the SSLC examination among students studying in Urdu medium in the entire State.

Ms. Surayya said Muzafar Ahmed Pinder will be presented with the gold medal besides a cash prize of Rs. 3,000, certificate, a shawl and a plaque.

Naheed Anjum and Shabnam Makandar who stood second and third will be given cash prize of Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 1,000 respectively. Besides the cash prize, each of them will be given a certificate, a shawl and a plaque.

Ms. Surayya said that the trust was providing scholarship ranging from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 25,000 to merited students irrespective of their medium of education to pursue their higher education. “Meritorious students who want to pursuing higher education can apply for the scholarship. Till date, 20 students have been given scholarship and this year four students will be given assistance”, he said

The award ceremony will be held at the Khaja Banda Nawaz Medical College Auditorium. There will be a sound and light programme in which the lyrics of poet Suleman Khateeb will be presented by “Saher Group” of artistes.