The Al-Ameen Mission Trust, which works to empower poor and backward minority students, is all set to start a new centre of excellence at New Town in Kolkata. Urban Development Minister and Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim laid the foundation stone of the new institute ‘Al-Ameen Mission Institute for Education, Research and Training‘ on Sunday.
On the occasion, Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation mayor Sabyasachi Dutta, Barasat MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar and others were present. It was announced that Rs 50 lakh from the MPLAD fund of MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar will be sanctioned for this centre of excellence.
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The new institute aims to provide training facilities for medical post graduate students and will have a residential training centre for IIT, IIM and of various competitive exams like WBCS, IAS, IPS, CLAT, MAT and UPSC. The institute will also act as a training facility centre for teachers and teaching staff.
Minister and Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim said many established students have come out from Al-Ameen Mission that has made everybody feel proud and inspired the students.
Bidhannagar mayor Sabyasachi Dutta said that after St Xaviers, Ramakrishna Mission, Presidency University and Aliah University, New Town has got another feather in the cap with Al-Ameen Mission to set up the new institute.
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A total of 42 ex-students of Al-Ameen Mission, who have now become established in their respective fields, were felicitated on the occasion.
Mr Akram Hoque, Founder Editor of the Policy Times, was also felicitated by urban development minister and Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim, Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation mayor Sabyasachi Dutta, Barasat MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar
In 1986 that Al-Ameen Mission started with seven residential students and now there are over 17,000 residential students along with another 20,000 ex-students.