NEW DELHI — In order to respond to the National issues concerning Indian Muslims, an advocacy group, Movement for Empowerment of Muslim Indians (MOEMIN), announced to hold 3-day National Social Leaders Summit during March 1-3, at India Islamic Cultural Centre. This will be the third summit by MOEMIN.
Talking to the Caravan Daily about the summit, the organizer Navaid Hamid, Who is also the president of All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, said: “There will be different sessions that will mainly focus on Muslim empowerment. We will have discussions on current issues concerning Indian Muslims. The focus will be on how to strategize and build consensus on the current Muslim issues. We educate the people that how to respond to the current issues which the community is facing and how to discuss over those issues. There will be interactions, dialogues and discussions on the national issues that Muslim communities is presently facing. For example, there will be discussion on Citizenship Amendment Bill and how we should respond to the issue. There may be discussion on Kashmir issues”.
The summit will also honour five Muslim Social leaders “who are tirelessly working for the cause of the community with missionary zeal”.
The organizers have invited the nominations for the award. “High-level team of Muslim Intellectuals and Civil Society activists will be selecting the final 5 for the Awards,” said the organizers.
The organizers also listed out the eligibility criteria for participating in the summit. Active social leaders, activists, as an individual or an NGO, social entrepreneurs and aspiring leaders can participate in the summit.
The aims and objectives of the summit have been described as, initiating dialogue, planning strategies and working vigorously to achieve goals set by Sachar Committee Report; to identify systematic factors and assist Muslim NGOs in getting their share in mainstream ministries of Central and State Governments; to pursue social, educational and economic aspirations in the government infrastructure and opportunities; to hold collaboration and partnership between civil society and private institutions and engage Muslim social activists and leaders to work unitedly; and to develop a working relationship with the present government.