Observing Social, Religious and National Events
A program to organize social events (picnics, dinners), celebrations on the occasion of the Muslim religious observances, Indian national events, American national events etc.
Prominent visiting journalist Arfa Shervani addresses Indian-Americans in Washington DC. Ms. Arfa Shervani who is presently visiting a few cites in US on a lecture tour, addressed a group of about 50 Indian-Americans in Washington DC on September 3.
The meet & greet luncheon was organized by the Association of Indian Muslims of America, of Washington DC. Arfa Shervani is one of the top journalists in the renowned news portal, The Wire and the popular TV channel NDTV in India. She is well known for her investigation of controversial social issues, issues related to injustice to women, depressed segments of society and law & order breakdown. In her remarks Ms Shervani stated that India is presently experiencing a turbulent period, and this turbulence is affecting the secular constitution of India much more than the observance of any religion per se. The equal rights guarantees in the constitution to women, poor segments of society, Dalits, tribals, minorities are the ones that are at stake in an environment where remote religious elements are being exploited. Ms Shervani spoke with emotion about improving the status of women and providing them with means ad encouragement to acquire careers rather than spending their whole lives as housewives and dependent on their fathers and husbands. Ms Shervani emphasized that this is a common struggle of Hindus and Muslims against political forces that want to forcibly change the constitution of the composite Indian society and impose an authoritarian regime She said the silver lining in this dark cloud is the rising revulsion in the minds of a large number of secular Hindus who are a majority, against the current trend and who want that every segment of society get real equal rights and justice.
A meeting of members of the AIM Board with visiting Muslim entrepreneurs from India at the Indian embassy in Washington DC.
Co-sponsored with other Associations an Eid-Milan dinner at the Indian Embassy residence every year.
Organized a public meeting/dinner for Indian Muslim leader, Syed Shahabuddin.
Organized a public meeting/dinner for Prof Tahir Mahmood, Chairman, Minorities Commission of India.
Organized a public meeting/dinner for Mrs Fathima Beevi, retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India; member National Human Rights Commission of India.
Organized a public meeting/dinner for Mani Shankar Iyer, member of Indian parliament, to discuss the plight of Muslims in India.
- 1994 :
Organized a public meeting/dinner addressed by E. Ahmad, senior member of Indian parliament and Siddharta Shankar Ray, Indian ambassador to US.
At ATM's initiative the Indian ambassador Siddharta Shankar Ray, organized the first ever Iftar dinner for the Community at the Indian Embassy residence.
Organized a public meeting/dinner for Rahim Quraishi, president of Tameer-e-Millat, Hyderabad.
Organized a public meeting/dinner for Ibrahim Sulaiman Sait, chairman, Indian Union Muslim League.