Mangaluru, Oct 31: The foundation laying ceremony of the Hikmah new eco-friendly campus ‘The Shepherds International Academy’ was held in Arkula Mangalore on October 29 in the presence of dignitaries and huge number of well wishers. The Shepherds International Academy is a Unit of prestigious Hikmah Educational Trust in the city.
The chairman of the A K Group of Companies M Ahmed unveiled the new Campus name by pressing a digital button and prayers were made by the Ustaad Altaf Hussain Nadwi.
The chief guest Dr Abdul Qadeer, chairman of the Shaheen Group of Institutions and advisor of The Shepherds International Academy, in his presidential address said that it is very much important that the educational institutions have to prepare an environment where students of all faith study together and promote peace, harmony and brotherhood among them irrespective of caste, creed, color, rich or poor so that they will come out as responsible citizens our great nation.
The Chairman of the Hikmah Educational Trust Mohammed Nissar, in his PPT slide presentation emphasized that the upcoming new campus The Shepherds International Academy (SIA) is an institution designed with top class infrastructure and modern educational and sports facilities to inspire the learning experiences of the students in an Eco-Friendly environment. The institution is spread over in 3.72 acres of land and believes in balancing the conventional studies along with Spiritual and moral values which will help the students to become the responsible global citizens.
Ather Khan, CEO of Al-Asr Foundation, Bhopal, Dr Syed Habeeb, author and international leadership coach and S M Basheer, prominent NRI and the president of BCCI UAE chapter in their address said that The Shepherds International Academy is striving for the Academic Excellency and inculcate the values like trust in God, patience, piety, Excellency, modesty and the skills among the students so that they become the generation of leaders in the future inspiring and motivating each other in the society to achieve the noble goals of life and hereafter.
P B Ibrahim, the managing director of PBI Constructions, K. Mohan Amin, the proprietor of Vijayavahini Enterprises, Hasan Yusuf, the chief executive officer of Shepherds International Academy were on the dais.
A K Niyaz, managing director of A K Group of Companies, Trustees of the Shepherds International Academy A K Shajid, S M Farooq, A K Naushad, A K Nazim and Mohammed Rizwan actively participated in the programme.
Dignitaries and prominent citizens Haji S M Rasheed, Abdu Rauf Puthige, Abdul Razak, P S Haneef, Ahmed Saleem, Moideen Usman, S M Basha, Dr Prashanth and Anil also graced the occasion.
The management honored the Shepherds Service providers Earth Moving Contractor Kannur Badla Mohammed, Hitachi operator Sudarshan and the vivil Engineer Mr. Naveen for their excellent workmanship.
Montessori students enthralled the audience with their wonderful rhyme performance.
Principal Asma Syed thanked the chief guest, guests of honour for their valuable time and participation. She also thanked the chairman, the trustees, huge number of well wishers, parents and the audience, teaching and non-teaching staff including the students and the service providers for their valuable contributions.
Teachers Lubaina and Sajida Fatima successfully convened the programme.