KOZHIKODE: Markazu Saqafathi Sunniyya (Sunni Cultural Centre) led by Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musaliyar has decided to adopt 100 villages in the country as part of the 41st anniversary of the institution.
Dr Wael Albattrekhi, deputy head of Palestine embassy in India, inaugurated the programme held at Markaz on Wednesday. He stated that Markaz’s activities have been incredible as the institution carefully engages the marginalised communities in the country.
Kanthapuram handed over a cheque of Rs 1.5 crore to orphans at the function. In his address, the Sunni leader said Markaz had spread its activities to 22 states decades before to improve the living conditions of poor people. Now, Markaz has extended its activities by adopting 100 villages as part of as part of the mission’s focus on educational and humanitarian activities, he said.
Sayyid Zainul Abideen Bafakhi Thangal launched ‘One Million Notebooks’ project and Chennai district judge Zakkir Hussain inaugurated the smart village project during the occasion. C Muhammed Faizy, the general manager of Markaz, delivered the keynote address.
Besides providing food and shelter to the residents, Markaz will impart education and training in the 100 villages with the intention of changing the status of villages. Markaz also will supply one million notebooks and other educational equipment to underprivileged students. As part of Markaz Orphan Care Project, 5000 orphans are being given financial aid.