To mark its successful completion of 25 years, Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) launched three caravans from Trivandrum on November 3, from Kolkata on November 4 and from Delhi on November 5. The organisation will hold its converging conference at Mumbai on November 25, when all the three caravans passing through the various cities in Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra, will reach Mumbai.
All the programmes during the Silver Jubilee celebrations move around the organisation’s main theme: 25 years of Redefining Education, Regaining Struggle and Renovating Society.
In Delhi, SIO organised conferences at Jamia Hamdard and Delhi University on November 5 and 6 to awaken students and youth. The programmes aimed to discuss how to redefine educational system, regain struggle and renovate the society among the large sections of student community. SIO believes that its nation-awakening campaign will root out the prevailing defects and flaws of contemporary educational system. In an attempt to bring back the real spirit of education, SIO has planned to stand united against today’s money-making educational system.
In a conference held at Jamia Hamdard on November 5, Prof. Baseer Ahmed, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University, said, “Every nation believes that the future of a community and a healthy society depends on its young generation. But unfortunately, today our youth have fallen prey to the ills caused by the television, radio, internet, vulgar literature and other so-called entertainment sources. The impact of Western civilisation has ruined the Indian civilisation and its modesty.”
He appealed to the SIO leaders and members to eradicate the evils of sectarian divide in the country and get the whole community united on one platform by following and implementing the teachings of Holy Qur’an.
While addressing the participants, Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umri, Chief Patron SIO of India and President Jamaat-e-Islami Hind said, “The students are the bright future of their country but today they have become puppets in the hands of lavish and luxurious lifestyle. They have become the victims of corporate world. Today the students have lost their real identity and goal.”
He said that Islam is the only way of life that teaches moral and educational values in the human society by introducing the real concepts of educational system. It encourages the social ethics and characteristic values through its moral teachings. Islam always raises its voice against the violence, injustice, inequality and indiscrimination in the human society.
In the second session of conference, SIO managed Student Leaders’ Summit on Challenges to the Nation and Students Agenda, which aimed at making an attempt to implement the real strategies of educational system in the society through debates and discussions. A number of national and state leaders of different student unions like AISF, SFI, and NSUI, took a pledge to play a very active role to shape the society on moral ground.
In his presidential address, Bishruddin Sharqi, President SIO of India, strongly condemned the proposal of sex education in India.
“Our policymakers have been expressing their readiness to impose sex education in the educational system; this is quite unbearable and intolerable. If sex education is implemented in our educational system, it would ruin traditional and religious values of society,” he remarked.