Mumbai, 15th August 2022: Winners of 2nd AMP National Awards for Social Excellence (NASE) 2022 was announced yesterday, on the evening of Independence Day, 15th August in an eagerly awaited function graced by honourable guests and large gathering of participants from across India.
More than 2000 NGOs and individuals were nominated, out of which close to 380 were shortlisted for the various Awards.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Maulana Arshad Madani, renowned Islamic Scholar and Principal – Darul Uloom Deoband, for his immense contribution to the welfare of the people of the country cutting across Community and Religious lines.
The Omar Khatani Special NGO Award was given to Sofia Educational and Welfare Society.
14 National level NGOs and 82 State level NGOs were given Best NGO Award. 88 NGOs from different states who performed well but could not make it to the Best NGOs list were given Special Jury Awards.
Following are the NGOs (in alphabetical order) who were given the Best NGO Award;
Association of Muslim Doctors (AMD)
Hamdard National Foundation
Human Welfare Foundation
Islamic Centre of India
Jamiat Open School (Jamiat Ulama E Hind Initiative)
Millat Foundation for Education Research and Development (MFERD)
Modern Educational Social & Cultural Organization (MESCO)
Rising Beyond The Ceiling
Soceity For Bright Future (SBF)
Zakat Foundation of India
Apart from NGOs, 116 individuals were honoured with the AMP NASE Change Maker Awards. These are the individuals who went beyond their personal and social limitations and made a difference in the lives of the underprivileged. Some of the notable Change Makers who have been honoured are;
Dr Ruha Shadab
Prof Farzana Mahdi
Dr Aqsa Sheikh
Mohammed Atique Sb.
Er. Syed Sadatullah Husaini, President, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) and a Special Guest at the function said “We should emulate the Quranic & Prophet Muhammad’s teachings (PBUH) and work for the welfare of all, irrespective of caste, creed and religion”.
He further said we need to bring Creativity and Innovation in solving people’s problems so that we are able to deliver the benefits to a larger section of the population with lesser resources and in quicker turnaround time.
Dr. Farah Usmani, International Health & Development Expert and Founder – Rising Beyond The Ceiling who works for removing gender biases in India and raise the visibility of women achievers said “Women just need one mentor or a support to encourage them in their quest for excellence. We just need to involve them in various social welfare endeavours and they will be able contribute significantly to the Family and the Society’s growth.”
Mr. Aamir Edresy, President – AMP, in his keynote address said “The main reason to honour the NGOs and Changemakers doing excellent work is to reach out to them and connect with them for larger welfare goals”.
He further said the AMP believes in Collaboration rather than Competition and added that we would like to learn from the successes of other NGOs working at the local level and help them in implementing the various successful projects of AMP in their geographies so maximum people can benefit.
Mr. Farook Siddiqui, Project Head – NGO Connect and the driving force behind the Awards along with his team, hosted the felicitation programme. He said AMP has been working on NGO Connect since last 5 years and implementing its 3Es projects in – Education, Employment Assistance and Empowerment domains. We decided to honour the NGOs & Changemakers as they are like the Gems & Jewels in the progress of our Nation.
The 10-member jury which selected the winners were led by Dr. Rihan Khan Suri, Pro Vic-Chancellor – Delhi Skill & Entrepreneurship University (Govt. of NCR, Delhi) & Mirza Mobin Beg, Sr. AMP Member and In-charge & Jury Co-ordinator – AMP NASE Awards 2022.
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The Felicitation and Awards programme would not have been possible without the hard work of the AMP NGO-Connect team and the numerous AMP State & Chapter Heads and coordinators as well as the AMP Central Office staff from Mumbai.
Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) is a non-profit organization of professional Muslims who have come together to perform their bit for the welfare of the of the Society and the Nation through Educational and Economic Empowerment. AMP is a Section 8 Company (Non-Profit) registered under Companies Act 2013, with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA).