Welcome to KBF

KAMSAR-0-BAR FORUM is a nationwide, non-profit organization, based in Dildar Nagar, Distt. Ghazipur, formed on 4th May 2010 by a group of elite, like-minded and socially conscious professionals and academicians from all parts of the world.

Our mission is to promote and catalyses mainstream global education among underprivileged but brilliant students in a sustained manner, in order to facilitate them to emerge as conscientious and responsible citizens, dynamically involved in the process of nation development.

Thursday 14 April 2011

Admission Notification - Hyderabad Uni.

The University of Hyderabad has announced the sale/ download of prospectus cum application form. You can download all relevant application forms from the UOH web site).

The application form and instructions can also be downloaded from the link given below.

Students interested/ specializing in Linguistics or Language or Literature may try the following courses at the University of Hyderabad.
Ph D (in Applied Linguistics, Translation Studies, Cognitive Science and Comparative Literature)
M. Phil (in Applied Linguistics, Translation Studies, Cognitive Science and Comparative Literature)
M.A (in Applied Linguistics, Comparative Literature)
I.M.A (Language Science).

Please visit the university web page for details www.uohyd.ernet.in

Tuesday 12 April 2011

रकम ली खरीदने को किताब,नहीं दिया हिसाब

गाजीपुर: वाचनालय के नाम पर सैकड़ों ग्राम पंचायतें महज कागजी संचालन कर रही हैं इसके एवज में उन्हें हर साल दो हजार रुपये दिये जाते हैं। जबकि किसी भी ग्राम पंचायत में इस धनराशि का कोई रिकार्ड नहीं है।

सरकार सम्बन्धित विभाग से बार-बार दी गयी धनराशि का हिसाब मांग रही है लेकिन अधिकारियों के कई बार प्रयास के बाद भी ग्राम पंचायतें खर्च की गयी धनराशि का बिल बाउचर नहीं दे पा रही है। शासन द्वारा ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में साक्षरता का प्रतिशत बढ़ाने को लेकर प्रयास किया जा रहा है लेकिन ग्राम पंचायतों में पुस्तकालय व वाचनालय नहीं के बराबर हैं। जो खुले थे, वह भी बंद हो गये है। ग्राम पंचायतों में जो युवक मंगल दल पंजीकृत हैं, उन्हे शासन द्वारा 2000 रुपये की धनराशि उपलब्ध करायी जाती है। जिससे कि वह वाचनालय व अन्य सामाजिक कार्यो को कर सके।

वहीं पंजीयन कराने वाले युवकों का कहना है कि वह इतनी कम धनराशि से क्या करे। सवाल उठता है कि शासन से मिलने वाली राशि कहां जाती है। इसका जवाबदेह कोई नहीं है। प्रधानों का कहना है कि जिले में 250 ग्राम पंचायतों में युवक मंगल दल व महिला मंगल दल का गठन हुआ है लेकिन सभी दलों को धनराशि नहीं मिल पाती है। वर्ष में मात्र 2000 रुपये मिलते है। इतनी कम राशि से कुछ भी नहीं हो सकता है। पिछले दस वर्षो से इसमें कोई बढ़ोत्तरी नहीं की गई है। ग्राम प्रधान संघ के प्रदेश महासचिव अरविंद सिंह का कहना है कि वाचनालय की धनराशि पंचायतों को मिलती है लेकिन उसके खर्च की जिम्मेदारी उन्हें नहीं होती बल्कि युवक मंगल दल यह काम करता है। खर्च का हिसाब भी दल को ही देना होता है।

जिला युवा कल्याण अधिकारी शशिभूषण शर्मा ने बताया कि बीते वर्ष विभिन्न ब्लाकों के 82 ग्राम पंचायतों को एक लाख 64 हजार रुपये दिये गये वहीं सन 2009-10 में 96 ग्राम पंचायतों को एक लाख 92 हजार रुपये ग्राम निधि खाता संख्या प्रथम में दिये गये लेकिन ग्राम पंचायतों ने प्राप्त धनराशि का उपभोग प्रमाण पत्र नहीं दिया जबकि शासन से इसके लिये कई बार पत्र आ चुके हैं।


Indian Muslims and Education

By Asghar Ali Engineer

(Secular Perspective, July 1-15)

Indian Muslims constitute more than 12 per cent of Indian population which is quite sizeable by any account and they are more than 100 million in terms of absolute numbers. It is maintained and rightly so that they are next only to Muslim population in Indonesia. Their economic and educational progress is, therefore, very crucial for the progress of the country. No country can boast of development if its sizeable minority lags behind and if its large population remains illiterate and poor.

Before we throw more light on this issue it would be important to note that Indian Muslims are not and should not be treated as a homogeneous community. They have sectarian, regional, caste and cultural differences which are quite crucial to the understanding of the problem. Most academics, unfortunately, and the Muslim leaders themselves, like to treat Indian Muslims as a homogeneous mass. Even in matters like literacy, family planning and economic development, there are regional and caste differences. If we have to understand the Muslim reality as a whole we will have to keep these differences in mind.

There is, for example, higher rate of literacy among the Kerala Muslims than Muslims in other regions. Even the rate of family planning among the Kerala Muslims is higher than the Muslims, say in U.P. or Maharashtra. Similarly, the Ansari Muslims in Eastern U.P. are better off economically than other Muslims in the region. In general the artisans, Ansaris, Qureshis, Baghbans and others have made more progress economically than upper caste Muslims. In the same manner the Bohras, Khojas and Memons of Gujrat being trading communities, are much better off than Muslims in general. Thus it will be seen that regional and even sectarian and caste differences must be taken into account while trying to understand the situation of Indian Muslims.

But it does not mean that we cannot talk of Muslim backwardness in general because the large mass of Muslims on the whole is quite poor and illiterate. In many respects they are falling behind even the Scheduled Castes. Muslim women are particularly far more behind. For example among the Muslim women on All India level, according to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), 66% are illiterate and in Haryana Muslim female illiteracy is universal (98%). It is interesting to note that in Haryana most of the Muslims are Meo Muslims and Meo Muslims are quite backward on the whole. Even in Assam with the highest percentage of Muslim population the female illiteracy among Muslims is 74 per cent. In the states of West Bengal, Karnataka, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, 60 to 65 per cent and in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Gujrat, 50 to 55 per cent of Muslim women are illiterate.

The position of Muslim men is somewhat better in terms of literacy. The percentage among the men is comparatively higher. But in the post-Babri demolition situation is changing favourably. Muslims are paying more attention to education and economic progress. They have also become quite conscious of female education and now more and more Muslim women are taking to education. According to one survey done by Shervani in U.P. the percentage of Muslim girls appearing for SSC examinations has increased. Not only that but the success rate of Muslim girls has jumped 19 times. That means Muslim girls are taking their studies much more seriously today than before 1990. This healthy trend seems to be persisting. Many Muslim girls are making it to the merit lists also. In Maharashtra three Muslim girls have made it to the merit list in the results declared a couple of days ago.

A large number of Muslims live in urban areas i.e. almost thirty per cent and a large number among the urban Muslims is that of artisans who come from lower castes. As pointed out above it is these lower castes who are more upwardly mobile compared to the mobility of the so called upper caste Muslims. It is because number of artisans are becoming small scale entrepreneurs and benefiting from their professional skills.

But what is regrettable is that these skills are by and large traditional skills and they happen to be primary producers and totally lack marketing skills. In today's globalised world people with traditional skills cannot survive longer, much less prosper. There is great need for Muslim artisans to upgrade their traditional skills and acquire new skills. Also, one can hardly overstress the significance of information technology or what is called the information highway.

But where there is lack of even primary literacy there is absolutely no question of being benefited by information technology and upgrading ones skill. And yet upgrading traditional skills is a must in today's highly competitive market. Thus it is absolutely necessary to acquire not only a measure of literacy but also higher education. But real problem today is not so much of lack of consciousness importance of education as of scarcity of economic resources. The educational backwardness reflects economic backwardness and economic backwardness perpetrates educational backwardness. Thus it has become a vicious circle.

The Muslims lack not only political leadership with proper vision but also socio-cultural leadership thoroughly committed to the cause of socio-economic progress of Muslims. Though many Muslims cannot afford for education because of poverty there are community resources available both internally and externally. Internally there is great need for proper management of wakf properties which run into billions of dollars. Unfortunately the wakfs properties have not only been mismanaged by incompetent officials but also sold away at throwaway prices by the corrupt politicians. The Bohra wakf properties run into millions of dollars but these properties are controlled by a single family of the Bohra high priest Syedna Muhammad Burhanuddin. In several states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh etc. where there are huge Bohra wakf properties the Bohra priestly family has entered into illegal agreements with the corrupt wakf board officials on nominal annual fees and got exemption from inspection and control of the wakf boards. This results in huge losses to the wakf board.

Many wakf properties in Delhi have been sold at throw away prices to five star hotels in collusion with corrupt officials. If the wakf properties are scientifically and honestly managed they can generate great deal of revenue which in turn can be utilised for establishing educational institutions and professional colleges. An example of course has been set by Gulbarga Sharif in Karnataka where the Dargah authorities have established educational institutions from the revenue earned through the offerings at the mausoleum. The Ajmer Dargah of Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti has great potential in this respect. If the trustees of Tirupathi Temple can run a university why can't those of Ajmer Dargah Sharif if the funds are properly utilised. These are but only a few examples. The wakf properties in India are capable of generating massive internal resources for the benefit of the Muslim community.

As for external resources one can get lot of money from Islamic Development Bank (IDB) if proper projects for educational institutions and scholarships are submitted to the premier Muslim institution. But there is no such vision and no such attempts are made. Some Muslim countries are more interested in financing institutions of religious training and Islamic learning than those of modern secular education. Today many institutions of 'Islamic learning' have come up with the help of funding from these countries rather than those of modern professional education. Needless to say there is great need for the institutions belonging to the latter category. If more and more polytechniques are started for upgrading the traditional and marketing skills of artisans they can bring a measure of economic prosperity among the Muslim artisans which in turn can help spreading education among the Muslims.

The Muslim representation among the government jobs is much below their population percentage not only at the level of IAS cadre but also in the jobs at the lowest level like the category IV. There are several reasons for this, anti-Muslim prejudice being only one among them. The lack of education and training is another reason. The Muslim youth more often than not presume that they are not going to get jobs, 'so what is the use of applying' for them or preparing for competitive exams. Thus there is great need for proper motivation also. It is interesting to note that Kanshi Ram before entering into politics was conducting training camps for Dalits to boost their morale and competitive skills for higher echelon of government jobs. Syed Hamid, ex-vice chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University had taken similar initiative and started a training centre for IAS exams for Muslims in Aligarh Muslim University. However, others did not take up this work with great enthusiasm though there was great need for many such centres.

In this competitive world one will have to work much harder and with a sense of dedication. The Muslim leadership, particularly political one, keeps on complaining about lack of proper Muslim representation in government jobs but it is more of a political act than a genuine concern. Such routine complaints are made to make political capital out of them rather than do something concrete to spread educational skills and increase the competitive capabilities by making available such facilities.

The Muslim artisans and small scale traders lack availability of finances also. There are several schemes for minorities announced by the Central and State governments but there is no proper agency to disseminate such information. There is also great need to disseminate such information among the needy people. Also, there is highly useful institution of Zakat which is obligatory on all Muslims. If Zakat boards are formed in every state with persons of known integrity lot of resources can be made available to the weaker sections among the Muslims to meet their financial needs. Islam has prohibited interest to help weaker sections of society. Muslim intellectuals and theologians talk a lot about it but in practice do nothing to give concrete shape to these institutions. If interest free co-operative banks are established with the Zakat money to help small artisans and traders it can be of tremendous help to uplift the backward Muslims.

Thus what is needed by the Muslim leaders and intellectuals is genuine commitment, a social vision and dynamic approach. To give a concrete shape to this, think tanks should be established in every state by non-political, non-partisan Muslim intellectuals along with other secular elements genuinely sympathetic to upliftment of minorities. These think tanks can take into account the actual condition of Muslims in the respective states and devise measures to help solve their local problems. Mere breast-beating and culture of complaints would not take them very far. Hard work and establishment of proper institutions alone will help them. Earlier it is realised, better it is for the uplift of Muslims.

Monday 11 April 2011

Jamia Millia Admissions 2011-2012

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) admission forms for the session 2011-2012 is available on its official website.

Download the JMI prospectus here:


Download admission form for Jamia Sr. Sec. School, For Class IX/XI Sc./XI Arts/XI Com.

Get all important information on admission in JMI here:

Important Dates for Admission for XI Class

Last Date of submission of Form - 10th May 2011

Form Submission Fee (DD) - Rs. 250/-

Date of Test for 11th Science - 22nd May 2011

Date of Test for 11th Arts - 24th May 2011

Sunday 10 April 2011

Report- Visit of Expert Teacher to CGC, DLN

By Mohammad Shahanshah Ansari

One of our expert teacher Janab Mumtaz Sb. from Mughal Sarai visited our CGC at Dildar Nagar today and took classes for Physics and Chemistry. He is an expert teacher for both Physics and Chemistry and he holds the degree of Master of Science in both of the languages. He is running his own coaching center for competitive exams like IIT, Medical and Engineering in Mughal Sarai for the last more than 16 years.

I spoke to him today and his feedback about our students at CGC is positive and encouraging. He said there are 5-6 students who actually impressed him and they are brilliant. His class was very interactive where he asked many questions during his class to evaluate the strength of students. Most of the students participated in discussion. His overall observation is that if these students given the proper guidance then some among them will surely crack the entrance exam. Another good thing about this expert teacher is that both mediums i.e. Hindi and English students are satisfied with the teaching and he has used both language's terminologies during his class. Earlier students from English medium schools were little discouraged with the Hindi medium teachers as they were facing difficulty in understanding the topic.

I also spoke to Tufail Bhai about the feedback from students. Students are 100% satisfied with our expert teacher. Students have been given assignment which will be reviewed in next session. Based on their response our final strategy will be set for the entire month. Now we are very much sure about the preparation of Physics and Chemistry as Mumtaz Sb. has taken the responsibility to complete it in given course of time. Our local teachers will also support him time to time. He will also distribute notes, questions papers among students which is already ready with him. We are also expecting our expert teacher for Mathematics from Mughal Sarai to join CGC this week. Our plan is to have at least one expert teacher at CGC everyday.

Crisis of Expert Teachers in Kamsar and Nearby Area:

Getting expert teachers for CGC in Dildar Nagar is one of the biggest challenging job we have encountered in last couple of month while running the CGC but by the grace of Allah SWT we have managed to convince some of the experts for our CGC otherwise it’s a big crisis of expert teachers in Kamsar. There are few expert teachers available from our community but they are also not interested in coming to Dildar Nagar as they are getting good payment in cities like Mughal Sarai and Varansi. At the same time we have teachers like Mumtaz Sb., Afzal Khan Sb. etc. who give more preference to community work then their personal benefit. In spite of having all the challenges inside and outside we are moving ahead and by the grace of Allah SWT we will succeed insha’allah.

Currently we have around 27 students from both Hindi and English medium schools who are preparing for university test preparation for AMU, BHU and Jamia under our CGC. We are aware that their 10th class board exam is already over. I spoke to some of the students on phone last week about their performance in board exam. As per their feedback some of the students are expecting very good marks in board exam. Some of them may cross more than 75% marks in this exam. They said our CGC has really helped them a lot and they were very confident during the exam. Overall students have done good in their board exam and we can expert good result this year insha’allah.

Let us we all pray together to Allah SWT for the success of our students as well as CGC. This one month training is very crucial for all of us and if managed properly then I am sure we can expect a much better result. We always seek the support and encouragement from our group members. Your active participation in forum’s educational activities will be highly appreciated.

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