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Mangalore: DC releases book on Harekala Hajabba, says he deserves Padma Shri

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, Jun 28: The third edition of 'Aparoopada Samaja Sevaka Harekala Hajabba', a book by Ismath Fajir on educationist Harekala Hajabba published by Talent Research Foundation (TRF), was released at TRF hall, Kankanady here on Friday June 27.

Speaking after the releasing the book, deptuy commissioner A B Ibrahim said, "Harekala Hajabba has brought in a revolution in education and become an example for all. The district should nominate him for the Padma Shri Award."

He further said, "If you have determination and will power, you can achieve anything you want, and Harekala Hajabba has proved it. In a district that is full of business-minded and economy-driven people, Hajabba's selfless service to the cause of education is indeed commendable and worthy of emulation."

Balila Krishna Shastri, giving a brief introduction of the book, said, "Closing government schools is as good as denying the poor their right to education. Qualified and competent teachers who can efficiently teach English to students must be appointed in government schools too. The government should set up a regional language training centre in every district for this purpose."

He further said that the government should keep an eye on private schools to ensure that education does not become expensive. "While children from lower strata of the soceity are being denied opportunities in private schools, Hajabba's government school in Harekala has set an example," he said, describing Hajabba's selfless work in the field of education over the years.

Talent Research Foundation president Abdur Rauf Puttige, who presided over the programme, assured TRF's full support to Hajabba's school.

Acknowledging the honour, Hajabba said, "People have given me recognition, and media has given me ample support. Whenever I have approached people seeking support for my school, they have willingly helped me. I pray to god that He blesses them with more strength and prosperity and hope that they can extend their support in future too."

Author Ismath Fajir too spoke on the occasion.

Student achievers from financially backward families, namely Nagma Maimuna, Ravikiran Falnir, Sonia Neermarga and others were award scholarships by TRF. The newsletter of the organization was also released on the occasion.

Rafique Master compered the ceremony. Saiduddin Bajpe welcomed and while Hameed D proposed the vote of thanks.

Gopal Suvarna, Sulaiman Sheikh and others were present.


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  • Bulsam, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 30 2014

    I wish all like-minded philanthropists from this region from the Western nations and the Middle-East extend their hands to acquire 25 to 50 acres land to bring up a multi facility rural university college campus under Hajabba's human touch.
    Jai Hind!

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  • Althaf, saudi arabia

    Sat, Jun 28 2014

    Hats off hajjabaaka.
    dear retches mangalorean please learn something from Mr great Hajjabbaka.

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  • Suleman Beary, Udupis

    Sat, Jun 28 2014

    If there is a will... then there is a way.. is well suited to Harekala Hajabba. TRF and other donors are his back bones. Well Mr. Hajabba deserves more financial support in addition to moral support. Hope DC and other well to do businessmen will recognize his basic requirements.

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  • Prashanth P, Karla

    Sat, Jun 28 2014

    Irrespective of cast and religion we should raise our voice in this regard,so that govt will wake up in time and take step to award this gentleman.

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  • Ibrahim Nadubailu, Sullia al-Khobar-KSA

    Sat, Jun 28 2014

    Hats off to Talent Research Foundation (TRF),for organizing such a wonderful function to felicitate Janab Harekala Hajabba for his dedicated contribution for the sake of weaker section's education by starting a school in a isolated and neglected area. He deserves not only Padma shree also higher awards like UNESCO International bodies. Let us pray with Almighty to bless his good health & happiness to continue his uninterrupted mission and vision in this direction.

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  • Mohsin Ahmed abu dhabi, Moolur

    Sat, Jun 28 2014

    Harekala Hajabba...zindabad.

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  • For Justice, Abu Dhabi / Ubar

    Sat, Jun 28 2014

    Yes, he should be awarded Padma Shri & let people of this state as well as the country know his unbelievable achievement in the education field just being a orange vendor carrying on head inside the bus stand premises!!!
    It can be inspiration to others who is interested in social works as well as rare achievements.

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  • Ashish, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 28 2014

    Exactly Mr. Hajabba is "Aparoopada Samaja Sevaka" hats off

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  • Ananth Prabhu, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 28 2014

    Shri Harekala Hajabba, Pioneer in the field of education for the weaker sections of the society definitely deserves a Padmashri or Padma Vibhushan award in my honest opinion. I hope the body which constitutes short listing the names for these celebrated awards take note of this. I know, for visionaries like Hajabbaji such awards would not make even the slightest of the difference, because winners don't do things for the rewards/money. They do it for the love of the craft, because they are passionate about it, because it is their oxygen. Hats off to you Hajabbaji. Kindly accept my sincere respects and obeisance.

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Sat, Jun 28 2014

    It is too late but at least now govt must award Padma Shri to Shri.Hajabba.

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  • KGSHENOY, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 28 2014

    I agree with you Jeevean 100%.His dedication and determination that too being a fruit vendor.I mean being financially weak.Truly a Noble task.We all wish him well and let almighty bless him with good health and happiness always.I suggest to most of the Daiji readers to appreciate his great work and try to look at life in such direction than to spend it unconventional ideas and making it unpleasant.

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