Jamia to celebrate Zakir Hussain’s birth anniversary

February 12th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) is organising an Inter-Agency Sports and Cultural Meet Sunday in memory of the late president Zakir Husain, a university official said.”The event, arranged by JMI’s department of social work, aims at showcasing the talents of marginalised children from various communities who are being looked after by the varsity students,” the official said.

Around 500 children from about 30 NGOs are expected to take part in this event. The programme will kickstart with a sports meet between 9 a.m. and 12 noon followed by cultural programmes from 2 to 6 p.m., added the official.

Zakir Hussain was the third president of India, from 1967 until his death May 3, 1969.

–Indo-Asian News service

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