Gift of Ed­u­ca­tion

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have given Mumbai sev­eral mosques, hospices, hostels, ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions and com­mu­nity cen­tres. The city’s Cutchi Me­mons demon­strated their gen­eros­ity once again re­cently at the annual prize dis­tri­bu­tion func­tion held at the Cutchi Me­mon Ja­matkhana in Don­gri. Orig­i­nally from Gu­jarat, the Cutchi Me­mons, who es­tab­lished their Ja­mat over a cen­tury ago, rou­tinely do their bit to en­cour­age young tal­ent. This year, too, Cutchi stu­dents, right from kin­der­garten to un­der­grad­u­ate lev­els, re­ceived cer­tifi­cates of merit and mementos for ex­celling in their fi­nal ex­ams. “By pub­licly fe­lic­i­tat­ing these young­sters, we demon­strate that the habit of giv­ing should be­gin early,” said the Ja­mat’s pres­i­dent Hafiz Mo­hammed Ir­fan Dadani. Apart from ed­u­ca­tional and med­i­cal help, the Ja­mat also gives a monthly old age pen­sion of Rs 1,500 each to 210 se­niors. “The money goes di­rectly to the ben­e­fi­cia­ries’ ac­counts to main­tain trans­parency,” said Ja­mat sec­re­tary Mo­hammed Iqbal Surya. “I am glad the com­mu­nity’s new gen­er­a­tion is be­ing en­cour­aged to ex­cel in stud­ies so that they too would be able to do­nate one day,” said the func­tion’s chief guest and lo­cal MLA Amin Pa­tel.

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