Gift of Education
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.