Monday, January 3, 2011

Jamia Nagar maids gather over their issues

Today Yuva Koshish ,Napm and Asha Pariwaar organized the maids meeeting in Jamia nagar to educate them about their rights and aware them regarding health and education of their childrens.Mostly they resides in the slums of Jamia Nagar.In the meeeting representative of Napm Mr.Faisal Khan ,Shueb Ahmad and Syed.Ali Akhtar of Yuva Koshish adressed the meeting .Tanzila ,from domestic workers side expressed the problems and grievences which they faced in day today life. Shabana,Zainab,Zareena,Noorie,Hamida and many more womens participated in the meeting.Main problems which comes out from the meeting are Lack of Domestic workers organisation,They demand weekly rest also.Their enthusiasm is also commandable towards the emancipation towards their right. Faisal Khan of Napm said that the civil society are wasting their resourses in seminars and meetings Instead of doing such type of work,they assured that Napm & Yuva Koshish will organize and aware them about their rights.Syed.Ali Akhtar,President of Yuva Koshish said ,that work for the weaker section of the society should be the main objective of every non-governmental organisation,the maids who migrated from different states in the search of work with their children are the real suffers.On this Prevalent event Napm & Yuva Koshish facilitate 25 domestic workers with Shawls.Yuva koshish & Napm also decided that in Coming January,from(26-30) we will organize a pad Yatra in okhla slums.
Yuva koshish Team

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Relief Camp for Jamia Flood Victims
Yuva Koshish ,with the joint initiative of Napm,Asha Pariwaar,Haideri Foundation and Sadbhav Mission, a team of twenty volunteers and approached the victims now living in the tents in Dhobhi Ghat near zakir nagar.We had distributed two hundred packets of food among the victims.Besides,two doctors accompanying the team,visited childrens and sick people in the camps.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Breaking This Hour !

More than Babri
By Zakia Akhtar
The city of Ayodhya has much more than Babri Masjid. It is a wound, which has not been healed from the past eighteen years since December 1992 when kar sewaks brought down the Babri Mosque. The most striking fact is that despite all these years of communal polarization, particularly around Ram Janambhoomi, there seems to be tranquility within the town and among its people. As the nation anxiously awaited the verdict in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri mosque title suit, the Ayodhya also called, as ‘Mecca Khurd’ (small Mecca) was busy setting a textbook example of unity in diversity. While the Hindus are preparing to make a new structure, the Muslims being unsatisfied on the verdict are planning to move to the Supreme Court, a 750-year-old mosque and dargah of a Sufi saint holds out hope. The Argada Masjid and the Dargah of Ibrahim Sahib are both located on land belonging to the Hanumangarhi Trust.

Ayodhya is also called as Shahar-e-Auliya or city of Sufis. The people only recognize this place because of Babri Masjid; however, the most interesting fact is that the city has about eighty important dargahs. Many of these shrines or dargahs were destroyed in 1992 by Hindutva terrorists along with the Babri Masjid and numerous other ancient mosques in Ayodhya. Yet, even today large numbers of Hindus visit these shrines, revering the buried Sufi saints as men of God and as powerful beings capable of providing succor and help.

The oldest Dargah of Ibrahim Sahib is venerated by the people of every faith. People, irrespective of caste, class and religion come here to offer chadar and pray. The story relates that Syed Mohammad Ibrahim came here from Kazakhstan on a horse. His horse stopped at this very spot and refused to move further. It is said that from that day he settled here. His Urs (death anniversary) is celebrated on 24th–26th of Rajab (seventh month of the Islamic calendar), the head of the Hanumangarhi Trust along with all his associates visits the Dargah to offer chadar. The other important dargahs of this place are Dargah Naugazi, an 18 yards (16.2 metres) long grave, named after a prophet named Nuh (A.S.), is located in a narrow lane. The shrine, visited by scores of devotees, has no custodian.

The Teen Darwesh dargah, whose dome was also targeted by kar sevaks in December 1992 after the demolition of the Babri Masjid, is near Naugazi. No one knows the identity of the three saints buried there but it has a large following from all communities.

The most notable after Naugazi is the dargah of Prophet Shees. Considered one of the holiest shrines in town, some people believe the saint to be the son of Prophet Adam. There is a spot called the Ganesh Kund, on the southern side of the grave, where devotees take a dip. There appears to be no contradiction of faiths here.

Another important dargah is of Badi Bua located at a railway crossing between Ayodhya and Faizabad. This is one of the few dargahs of women in the area. Badi Bua was the sister of Hazrat Khwaja Nasiruddin Chiragh-e-Dehli, the spiritual successor of the Hazrat Shaikh Nizamuddin Auliya, the Chishti Sufi of Delhi. Part from these there are much more dargahs of sufis around the city, which shows a sense of togetherness and brotherhood in the eyes of all.
Ajodhya’s heritage is multi-cultural and multi-religious, and this has to be recognized and preserved. It is here that the given examples successfully show that these dargahs are playing a key role in bringing people together. This is also the ultimate aim of Sufism.
(The author is a research scholar in the field of Cultural Geography in Jamia Millia Islamia University)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

YUVA KOSHISH ,AASHA PARIWAAR & NAPM is going to organise a Peace March in Memory of Rti Activist Amit Jethwa who was murdered in Gujarat somedays before.

Date: 26 July Monday 2010
Timings : 6:00 p.m
Venue: Gandhi Peace Foundation( I.T.O ) to Babu jagjeevanram Samadhi

Please come and join !
Thanking you in anticipation.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Candle Vigil in Support of Bhopal Gas Victims

Yuva Koshish , Journalist Union For Civil Society & National Alliance For People Movement has Organised Solidarity Candle Vigil in Support of Bhopal Gas Victims on 13 June 2010.