Monday, April 4, 2011

Use brainpower for betterment of humanity, says KSU official

                                  Dr. Azad Moopen speaking at the reception in Riyadh. (AN photo)
RIYADH: The brain is the God’s greatest blessing for man, who is evaluated based on how he utilizes his brain, said Dr. Abdul Hameed Abdul Jabbar, vice president of King Saud University in Riyadh.

He was addressing a reception organized in honor of Dr. Azad Moopen, who received the Padma Shri, one of India’s top civilian awards, for his distinguished services in various fields.

“God has blessed everyone with the ability to think and there are people using it positively and negatively. When wise men apply their brainpower negatively, it becomes a catastrophe for humanity. Wealth, health and wisdom are blessings of God. When man uses these blessings creatively and productively for the sake of human wellbeing, life becomes meaningful,” Abdul Jabbar said.

He said Moopen won the covetous award thanks to his activities for the welfare of mankind. “Insha-Allah, he will receive a better award for his humanitarian activities from Allah,” the KSU official said to the applause of a large crowd who attended the reception organized by the Indian community.

“Dr. Moopen has used his wisdom, wealth and health for the betterment of his fellow beings. He deserves this award and more,” he added.
Professor Abdul Hameed of Prince Naif University for Security Sciences who also spoke on the occasion highlighted the strong relationship between Saudi Arabia and India since time immemorial. He urged the audience to be grateful to God for His various blessings such as health, offspring and wealth. “We have to remember these blessings throughout our life,” he said and invited Dr. Moopen to visit his house.

M.C. Sebastian, principal of Al-Yasmin International School, presided over the function. Ubaid Edavanna introduced Moopen. Mohammed Ali Mundodan presented a memento to Moopen on behalf of the Indian community.

T.P. Mohammed, Mehroof, Shanavas and K.U. Iqbal delivered felicitation speeches. Organizations such as KMCC, BRC, MES, MSS, Riyadh-Indian Media Forum, Navodaya, Prathyasha, NRK Forum, Al-Huda School, Friends Creations also presented mementos to Moopen, who expressed his thanks for the warm reception. Jaleel Mattool welcomed the guests and Abdul Gafoor gave a vote of thanks. Aamirwas the anchor.


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