Hony. General Secretary highlighted the important numbers of the
Accounts, particularly the Income, Expenditure, Surplus of income over
expenditure and the cash/bank balance which have increased substantially in
comparison to earlier years. The surplus generated during the year has increased
manifold in comparison to earlier year and cash/bank balance has more than
tripled since taking over of the charge by the present Committee. He reminded
the House that when the present Committee took over the charge two and a
half years back, the cash/bank balance was Rs. 18 Lakhs only, and at the end of
the current financial year the balance is nearly Rs. 60 Lakhs. The spectacular
financial strength of the Institute is direct a result of upright, focused, honest
and efficient management by the present Coimittee of the Institute.
Mr. Hafizur Rahman, a Life Member expressed his appreciation on the
functioning of the Institute with greater transparency under the secretary ship
of Mr. Shaikh Shamsher Alam. He made a proposal for the observance Youm-eS
hahadat by organising Zikr-e-Shahadat, commemorating the martyrdom of
members from the family of Prophet Mohammed (s.a.w.). He also suggested that
portrait of Haji Mohammad Mohsin may be installed at Institute Premises as has
been done in respect of other eminent personalities by the present Committee.
He expressed that a number of coaching centres for competitive examinations
are being run in Kolkata. The The Muslim institute may take the responsibility of coo
rdination amongst these coaching centres and help them in increasing
The Hony. General Secretary, Mr. Shaikh Shamsher Alam conveyed his
thanks to Mr. Hafizur Rahman for positive recognition of the InstituteTs
performance under the present Committee. He clarified that Youm-e-Shahadat
was organised last year and it will be organised this year too in the manner
suggested by Mr. Rahman. He further clarified that a few portraits of eminent
personalities have already been put up recently and more of such portraits
including that of Haji Mohammad Mohsin will also be put up soon. As regards
taking up the responsibility of co-ordination among the coaching centres for
competitive exams, he clarified that Institute may not like to intrude into the
activities of other organisation, however, we will take the initiative to propagate
the work of these coaching centres among the aspirants of the competitive
Mr. Abu Saleh Md. Rezwanul Karim, a Senior Member, acknowledging
the remarkable achievements of the Institute stated that keeping in view the
increasing activities of the Institute and paucity of space, one or two additional
floor may be constructed on the existing building of the Institute.
The Hony. General Secretary, thanking Mr. Abu Saleh for his
suggestion informed the House that a proposal for construction of an
additional floor had already been made to the PWD, which has already prepared
an of estimate Rs. 85,00,000/- (Rupees Eighty Five Lakhs) and put up the same for
financial sanction by competent authority. He shared with the House that PWD
did not spend for renovation and upkeep of Institute building for past several
years but on the right initiative taken by the present Committee, PWD has
started the renovation and maintenance of the building. The construction of
additional floor will Insha Allah begin soon after receiving financial sanction
from competent authorities.
Sk. Rajjab Ali, a Senior Member appreciated the Annual Report and
Accounts. He expressed his happiness over the functioning of the Institute and
thanked the present Committee. He stated that the Institute commands
immense respect in the society, hence, it should play a major role in giving social
leadership as it did in the early sixties and before.
The Hony. General ecretary, appreciated the view expressed by Mr.
Au, and expressed that it is quite natural to expect a greater role from the
Institute in giving social leadership but he expressed that now a day politics and
politicians have left no role for any social leadership without political
association in our society, and the Institute cannot afford a risk of poliUcaI
Mr. Golam Mohammad, a Senior Member appreciated the initiatives of
the Institute in the field of education. He suggested that a Scholarship Corpus
may be created for financially weak and meritorious students who qualify for
admission to medical, engineering and professional courses, the way it is being
done by some organisation in Andhra Pradesh.
The Hony. General Secretary, appreciated the suggestion and
informed the House that the Institute has already created a Scholarship Fund in
which the honorarium received by him for holding the ex-officio post of Head of
Institution of MANUU is donated fully. He also assured the House that the
Institute with the assistance of Mr. Golam Md. will definitely try to implement
the Scholarship schemes as suggested, once a Corpus fund with adequate
amount is achieved.
Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed, a Senior Member shared with the House that the
Institute’s intensive coaching programme for Higher Secondary courses are very
popular amongst the students of Urdu medium schools, however, coaching for
Class Xl, Arts has been discontinued from the current year. He requested for its
The Hony. General Secretary, clarified that coaching for Class XI,
Commerce has been introduced from the current year and due to paucity of
sufficient infrastructure, coaching for Class Xl, Arts has to be temporary
discontinued. However, he assured the House that the same will be rei
ntroduced after the infrastructure issue is resolved.
Mr. Shafiqur Rahman, a Senior Member expressed his happiness on
the performance of the Institute. He suggested that the Institute’s Library which
has now been renovated and fully computerised should have more reference
books and study notes on important subjects including General Studies for the
benefit of the students appearing for competitive exams.
The Hony. General Secretary, assured the House that the suggestion
of Mr. Rahman will definitely be implemented.
Mr. Naushad Momin, a Senior Member congratulated the present
Committee and its Hony. General Secretary for running the Institute so well. lie,
however, opined that impressive surplus of income may be due to the financial
grant of Rs. 5 Iakh received from the Government in the current year which the
Hony. General Secretary did not highlight. He also invited the attention of the
House to a letter published in a Urdu daily, “Rashtriya Sahara”.
The Hony. General Secretary, thanking Mr. Momin clarified that the
financial grant of Rs. 5 lakh was sanctioned by the Government on the
endeavour of and persuasion by the present Committee and the same has been
duly highlighted in the Hony. General Secretary’s Report which Mr. Momin has
failed to notice. He also gave point-wise rebuttal on the insinuating content of
the letter mentioned by Mr. IViomin, and the House including Mr. Momin gave a
big applause to the Hony. General Secretary for his honest and befitting reply.
Mr. Momin suggested that the House should adopt a resolution condemning
k the letter. published by the Urdu Daily. The House unanimously agreed to Mr.
Momin’s suggestion and passed the following resolution:
“Resolved that the cantankerous letter in question is a handiwork of
morbid minds and the House unequivocally condemn the same and its publisher
for printing it without verifying the facts.”
The House unanimously accepted the Annual Report and passed the
Audited Statement of Accounts.
On the Agenda of Appointment of Auditor for Financial Year 2016-2017,
the House unanimously decided to appoint M/s. Mir & Associates, Chartered
Accountants to audit the Accounts for Financial year 2016-2017.
No proposal for amendment of the Constitution came up.
Issue of a letter published in a Urdu Daily, “Rashtriya Sahara” raised by
Mr. Naushad Momin was discussed and a resolution adopted in this regard
already recorded in Agenda No.3 above.
Mr. H. A. Safwi, the President, presided over the 114th Annual General
Meeting. In his Presidential speech, he emphasised that those who desires the
development and expansion of good work of the Institute should come forward
with their valuable suggestion, even non-members may put forth their
suggestions and these will definitely be considered by the Executive Committee
and acted upon on consensus. He expressed his happiness on the efficient
functioning and impressive financial health of the Institute. Having applauded
thwork of renovation and computerisation of the Library of the Institute he
lamented on little interest of the members and general public in benefitting
from this well-maintained Library. He impressed upon the House that Billiard
Section, Gymnasium Section, Education Section are doing very well and
requested the members for their pro-active participation in different sections of
the Institute. He also informed the House that the members should not only
participate but may even point out shortcomings, if any noticed by them, since
constructive criticism is always welcome to improve the performance of any
organisation. Mr. President applauded the uprightness and dynamism of the
Hony. General Secretary, under whose leadership the Institute has made
unprecedented overall progress.
Mr. Golam Mohammad, a Senior Member moved the motion for vote
of thanks. He applauded the good work can ted on by the Institute under the
current Hony. General Secretary, Mr. Shaikh Shamsher Alam. He offered his
good wishes to the present Committee for steering the Institute in right
With this vote of thanks to and also from the Chair the 114th Annual
General Meeting came to an end.