The Delhi-based Human Welfare Foundation (HWF) and PM Foundation Kerala felicitated 394 meritorious students belonging to Muslim community at an Award Distribution Ceremony held at Baradari Qaisar Bagh, Lucknow. Besides, three schools – Faiz-e-Aam Inter College Faizabad, Jafar Memorial Girls School Faizabad and Iqra Public School Phoolpur Azamgarh – were also felicitated and given mementos and citation for their good performance in the last three academic sessions. The awardee students were those who scored more than 60% marks in Board Examination for the academic session 2009-10. Each of the students was given Cash Award of Rs 1000 and Certificate of Merit and Medal. The Award is meant to encourage the students to continue performing better in future. HWF General Secretary Prof. K.A. Siddiq Hassan, addressing the students and their parents, emphasised the role of education in the development of our country. The function was presided over by Maulana Rabey Hasani Nadwi, Nazim Nadwatul Ulama Lucknow. He congratulated the awardees and Organisers of this mega event. Justice Nazim Zaidi of Allahabad High court Lucknow Bench participated as Chief Guest. A number of other dignitaries who attended and gave their speeches in the programme included Justice Gafoor, Chairman PM Foundation Kerala, Ex Advocate General UP, SM Kazmi, Sharfuddin, CH Abdurrahim Trustee PM Foundation.