'BMJ Village' unveiled in Kerala; Bhatkal community hailed for spectacular services

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 7th October 2019, 2:13 PM | Coastal News | Don't Miss |

Wayanad (Kerala): The spectacular opening ceremony of the 'BMJ Village' in Manamaram, Wayanad district in Kerala, took place on Sunday 6th October 2019, with attendees praising Bhatkal community for their outstanding services.

Principal secretary of Kerala Revenue Department, Dr Venu (IAS) inaugurated the BMJ Village. Speaking after inaugurating, Dr Venu, praised Bhatkal community along with chairman of BMJ Village and BMJ cultural society, Mr Abdul Majid Jukaku for taking such a strong initiative. Due to the devastating floods in the state in August last year that caused the landslide incidents, around 16000 houses were completely collapsed and more than 2 lakhs houses were damaged, It was not an easy task for the flood-affected families to limp back to their normal life. But many organizations have come forward to help families. Some also promised to build houses. But, BMJ (Bhatkal Muslim Jamat) Kerala had neither made any promises, nor a single statement was given in any media. But quietly visiting the flood-affected areas, they have constructed 16 houses in the first phase. The good works always need to be hailed. He said that BMJ Kerala has also played an excellent role in helping flood victims get back to their normal life and assured of all possible co-operation for the BMJ from Kerala government.

Further, Sub Collector of Wayanad district, Mr Umesh (IAS) laid the foundation for 14 houses for the next phase of BMJ Village, whereas the President of Majlise Islah Wa Tanzeem, Bhatkal, Mr SM Syed Ahmed Parvez laid the foundation for BMJ Cultural Society. On this occasion, both expressed their views on this project.

Chairman of BMJ Village, Mr Abdul Majid Jukaku welcomed the guest and also presided over the event. Speaking on the occasion, he said, soon after the floods, the Jamaat conducted a survey and went on to visit the affected victims and helped in providing first aid. Later the Jamaat decided to set up houses for financially weak families who were badly affected in the floods. He said that when they appealed to the various Bhatkal organizations to provide relief to the victims, a huge amount of about 35 lakh rupees were donated by the Majlise Islah Wa Tanzeem. Other Kerala friends and well wishers from neighbouring states also contributed on their behalf, resulting in the construction of 16 houses. "Now we have to construct 14 more houses as well as a BMJ Cultural Center should be set up, which needs more financial support", he added.

On this occasion, Wayanad Panchayat President KB Naseema, Executive Director of Sign institute, Rashid Gazali, Vice-President of Indian Nawayath Forum and President of Bhatkal Muslim Jamaat Mangaluru SM Arshad, President of Bhatkal Muslim Jamaat Kerala Muhammad Jaffar Misbah, General Secretary Fayyaz Ahmed Misbah, Panamaram block Panchayat member Jayanti Rajan, Gram Panchayat member Martin and many others were present. The guests distributed the keys of all 16 finished houses among the victim families. Many praised the services of the Bhatkal community and the BMJ Kerala while expressing their views after receiving the keys.

The program began with the recitation of verses from Holy Quran by Mufti Muhammad Ameen of Calicut, whereas concluded with vote of thanks by Maulana Muhammad Rashid.

Members of Bhatkal's social organizations and BMJ Kerala members from Calicut and other places too had reached Wayanad especially to witness the opening ceremony.


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