Mangaluru: The foundation laying ceremony of the Hikmah’s new eco-friendly campus, The Shepherd International Academy (SIA), was held at Arkula in Mangaluru on Monday, 29th October, in the presence of dignitaries and huge number of well wishers. The Academy is a unit of city-based Hikmah Educational Trust.
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 SIA, 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 of 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, President of the UAE Chapter of the Bearys Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in their address said that the SIA 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 SIA were in the dais.
A K Niyaz, Managing Director of A.K. Group of Companies, Trustees of the SIA A K Shajid, S M Farooq, A K Naushad, A K Nazim and Mohammed Rizwan actively participated in the program.
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 among others graced the occasion.
The Management honored the Shepherds Service providers Earth Moving Contractor Mr. Kannur Badla Mohammed, Hitachi Operator Mr. Sudarshan and the Civil Engineer Mr Naveen for their excellent workmanship.
Montessori -3 students enthralled the audience with their wonderful rhyme performance.
Principal Asma Syed thanked the chief guest, guests of honor 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 compered the program. The SIA is a knowledge valley and indeed is a gift to our society and our glorious nation, stated a release issued by the Academy.
The Shepherd International Academy project takes off in Manglauru suburbs