health and housing facilities to improve lot of millions of poor Muslims in India.
Alarmed by the findings of Justice Rajinder Sachar Committee, which painted a dismal picture of
socio-economic conditions of Indias 140 million Muslims, Human Welfare Foundations Vision-2016 intends to
build a student hostel in each state as well as 10 centres of higher learning has been pegged.
Human Welfare Foundations Vision-2016 aimed at providing free quality education and health services to the
poorest among Indias 140 million Muslims. We are committed to achieve objectives of Vision-2016 within the
stipulated period of time. Funds will be generated through donations, said KA Siddiq Hassan, a retired
university professor and vice-president of JIH, which is headquartered in New Delhi.
Although the government has plans to improve conditions of minorities, it is increasingly felt that the communitys
lot will change for the better only when Muslims activists and groups contribute their bit.
The Foundations health agenda includes setting up a super speciality hospital and 10 speciality hospitals. The
process and planning for all projects are going on smoothly. Hopefully targets will be achieved, Hassan said.
It decided to construct 10,000 dwelling units in urban India while 100 model Islamic villages will also be
developed by 2016. Each model village will have 100 houses, a primary and higher secondary school, a
clinic-cum-diagnostic centre, a community hall, a shopping complex and a mosque.
Foundations Vision-2016 talks of total emancipation of poor Muslims. It aims at imparting quality primary and
secondary education to the poorest among Muslims. We also intend to provide them health facilities and
financial assistance for economic empowerment, said Hassan.