MUMBAI—Jamaat-e-Islami Hind’s (JIH) Maharashtra unit has handed over the keys of the newly constructed houses to the flood victims of Kanwad village in Kolhapur district at a ceremony, attended by a number of dignitaries and officials including the state minister.
Speaking on the occasion, Maharashtra’s Drug Administration and Textiles Minister Rajendra Patil appreciated the JIH for constructing the houses for the flood victims, irrespective of their caste, creed and religion, just for the sake of God. The minister said, “The JIH has dedicated itself to serving the people, not to show off but to please Allah.”
In August, 2019, a catastrophic flood had destroyed the entire village of Kanwad, in Shirol town, Kolhapur district. The JIH Maharashtra and the Ideal Relief Committee Trust (IRCT) have built new houses for 34 families. The houses were handed over along with household items like beds, cupboards, dining tables and chairs, kitchen utensils, mixer grinder etc. The JIH has also carried out the repair and rehabilitation works of Urdu and Marathi medium schools of the village in collaboration with the IRCT. The JIH has also vowed to make Kanwad an ideal village.
Presiding over the ceremony, JIH state President Rizwan-ur-Rehman Khan said, “All humans are descendants of one parent. We should support each other during difficult times that will remove the hatred spread among us. For this purpose, we have built houses for our brothers.”
On this occasion, CEO of the District Council (Zilla Parishad) Sanjay Singh Chavan, praising the initiative of the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, said that this is a sign of social love and harmony.
Addressing the gathering, JIH state secretary for social service department Mazhar Farooq said, “We want to make this village an ideal one. An ideal village is not created just by improving infrastructure or facilities, but by bringing people belonging to all communities together and creating such an atmosphere where everyone is ready to help others. If we set an example of unity and solidarity, we will see the real image of the prosperous India in this village.”
The foundation stone of the houses was laid on January 26, 2020 after signing an MoU between IRCT and Zilla Parishad for the project. SDPO of Jaisingpur Rameshwar Venjane, JIH state Secretary Zafar Ansari, Assistant General Secretary, Human Welfare Foundation, New Delhi Moazzam Naik, Tehsildar of Shirol Aparna More Dhumal, BDO Shankar Kavitke, SIO South Maharashtra President Salman Khan, District Organizer of JIH Nadeem Siddiqui, President of JIH Kolhapur city Anwar Pathan and sarpanch of Kanwad village Dr. Babaso Vanpal Arasgonda were also present on this occasion.