Guwahati, May 1: Amrit Cement gave away the 3rd Burha (Jame) Masjid Peace Awards, 2022 on the premise of the Burha Jame Masjid, the oldest mosque in Guwahati on Sunday. Notably, the Burha (Jame) Masjid Peace Awards was conceptualised in the year 2019 in association with TIME8. Every year the award is given away to 10 deserving individuals from different walks of life who have contributed to the betterment and change of society.
The award ceremony was hosted in the presence of the former president of Burha (Jame) Masjid Anawor Hussain; Rekibuddin Ahmed, president, Burha (Jame) Masjid; Nizamul Haque, general secretary, Burha (Jame) Masjid; Ritushmin Sharma, editor, TIME8, and representatives from Amrit Cement.
The award was given away to Partha Sarathi Mahanta IPS; Educationist Dr. Amarjyoti Choudhury; GMC commissioner Devashish Sharma; Social activist Dr. Syed Iftikar Ahmed, Social worker Majibur Rahman; Former Cricket Coach Abdur Robb; Environmentalist Bijoy Choudhury; Social worker Rishiraj Saikia, Khalsa Centre, Northeast, and Marwari Yuva Manch. Later, an Iftar party was also organised in the masjid premise for over 800 people from several backgrounds after the completion of the award ceremony.
Commenting on this initiative, Pradeep Bagla, managing director, Amrit Cement said, “The month of Ramadan is special 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.”
Rekibudin Ahmed added, “I am honoured to be a part of such a dignified endeavour 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.”