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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Muslim students excel: Tenth topper runs tea kiosk


Tufail Ahmad Ansari, who topped the SSC exam in night schools in Nasik division (Maharashtra), is the son of a tea kiosk owner. He appeared in the examination through Urdu medium.

On the left is the photo of Tufail, who helps his father in running the kiosk. (I am sorry about the quality of the photo). And he is not alone. In over all SSC exams, the topper in Pune division was Maghribi Bibi from Anglo Urdu Girls High School who attained 95.69% and Sheikh Tanzila was ranked second.

In Nagpur division, Asma Jabeen, a student of Zakir Husain Urdu High School, secured 94.61% marks and came first in the division. In Amravati division, Reshma Shekh secured second rank with 95% marks.

In eight boards across the state, three toppers in night schools were Urdu medium students (read Muslim). Apart from this, in most divisions, Urdu medium studnets have done exceedingly well. In night schools, Asma Begum, Anees and Minhaj Bano are other toppers across the state.

Commenting on the academic excellence of Muslim students in Maharashtra, Jyoti Punwani had said in 2003 that,'In Pune, the Oxford of East, the Joshis, Gadgils and Abhyankars have been replaced by Ansaris, Mistris (Bilal Mistri) and Karigars (Wajida Karigar)'.

It all started in 1997, when Tanvir Maniyar topped in entire Maharashtra, beating lakhs of students of English, Marathi and Hindi medium. Ever since, Urdu medium students have been figuring in the toppers' list across the state. Neither medium is any constraint, nor their humble background.

The success of Mohammad Qaisar Abdul Haq, who secured 32nd rank in the Civil Services exam recently is proof that Urdu medium is no constraint. I wrote a post about it at Indian Muslims here. Just that there should be will and dedicated teachers who can guide the students.

13 comments:

Ye manzilen !! said...

Thanks for the info.....I hope we are not putting too much emphasis on just SSC and Urdu only.

BTW What happened to Tanvir Maniyar? Never heard of him after 1998.

Diganta said...

Please refer to the first boy of WB SSC exam who's from Al-AMin mission school and fought poverty to stand clear of his competitors. Besides, there were two more in the top ten list.

indscribe said...

The question about Tanvir Maniyar is pertinent. I also wish to know. Actually I wanted to write a few more things but had abruptly ended the post.
Diganta. I didn't get the news about WB. Will look for it.

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Consumer said...

Hi Indscribe, at least have a heart, and remove anonymouse's comments.. And no it is not a spello, if the guy cannot even write his name...

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indscribe said...

The abusive language that was used here has forced me to do a re-think and as a result comment moderation has been enabled now.

Anser azim said...

Its heartening to read this news. I hope Muslims of India give importance to education. This is the only way they can solve their economic miseries. I am not sure about the quality of education in Urdu medium and hope it is career oriented. Congratulations to all students who ahve excelled in these exams.

ashima said...

hi

pls dont think am being too harsh on your story. it is just my personal opinion. i think the headline of your write up doesnt send a a very positive signal. instead of focusing on a muslim boy excelling in an exam, it should have been how a a boy from not a very priveleged section of the soceity has passed the exam with flying colours. or the focus should have been on how urdu language is fetching people success. u should have credited his hard work for his success but intenionally or unintenionally, it seems u have credited the religion for his success. even that would have been fine if Tufail had himself said it.

Anonymous said...

BTW, Tanveer maniyaar is working for a fortune 500 company in the research department. He is been to all over the world tour.. As far as I know he has achieved what he wanted to. Anything more you would like to know. The problem in our community is we dont really appreciate someones achievement but we start critisizing and asking questions as to what he is now after such a big achievement... This is shameful and not encouraging. Poor thinking simply in my view.

Anonymous said...

To all those boasting here. I dont deny that muslims do have the talent BUT i have been from thsi Anglo Urdu Boys High School and let me tell you how these urdu medium boys have topped the state -
1) They all write papers in urdu
2) All these papers are traced by the school authorities
3) The trust that manages this school [and its chairman] manages those teacher to fiddle with the answer papers post exams
4) They manage to increase the marks post examination
5) Since the papers are written in urdu and verified/checked by the staff that is affiliated to this trust - they manage to score such high marks

I am an ex student of Anglo Urdu Boys High School and all teachers working there know how Bilal mistri has topped the state!!!

You fool people - go and ask any teacher who will tel u the truth in low voice.