Guwahati: Amrit Cement, one of the leading cement manufacturers of North-East, gave away the 3rd Burha (Jame) Masjid Peace Awards, 2022 in the premise of the Burha Jame Masjid, the oldest mosque in Guwahati on Sunday.
The Burha (Jame) Masjid Peace Awards, was conceptualised in the year 2019 in association with leading digital media outlet, TIME8.
Every year the award is given away to ten deserving individuals from different walks of live that have contributed towards the betterment and positive change in society.
The award ceremony is organised in the holy month of Ramadan every year and seeks participation from individuals across various communities and religions.
The award ceremony was hosted in the presence of former president of Burha (Jame) Masjid, Rekibuddin Ahmed, President, Burha (Jame) Masjid, Nizamul Haque, General Secretary, Burha (Jame) Masjid, Ritushmin Sharma, Editor, TIME8 and representatives from Amrit Cement.
The 3rd Burha (Jame) Masjid Peace Awards, 2022 was given away to Partha Sarathi Mahanta IPS, Amarjyoti Choudhury, Devashish Sharma, Syed Iftikar Ahmed, Majibur Rahman, Abdur Robb, Bijoy Choudhury, Rishiraj Saikia, Khalsa Centre, Northeast and Marwari Yuva Manch.
A Iftar party was organised in the masjid premise for over 800 people from several background after the completion of the award ceremony.
Pradeep Bagla, Managing Director, Amrit Cement said, “The month of Ramadan is a special month because it embraces solidarity, meditation and self-examination. Ramadan is also a celebration, bringing together Muslims and people of other faiths who are committed to fostering peace, stability, and prosperity. This prestigious award ceremony is a celebration of that spirit of Ramadan”.
“Amrit Cement family will forever support such noble initiatives that encourage people to continue working tirelessly to bring about positive changes in the society.” He further stated.
Rekibudin Ahmed commented on the noble initiative, “I am honoured to be a part of such a dignified endeavor of felicitating individuals whose lives exemplify the ideal of living for the sake of others, and who dedicate themselves to practices which promote universal brotherhood, inter-religious cooperation, international harmony, and the establishment of a culture of peace.
The members of Khalsa Centre, Northeast and Marwari Yuva Manch Guwahati Branch were all captivated by the kind gesture of the organisers and the masjid committee and accoladed the secular fabric that the Burha (Jame) Masjid Peace Award demonstrated.
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