Peace Foundation is a non-profit non-Government registered organisation founded in 2013, which is open to all sections of the society.
To work in the field of education, economy and social welfare.
A commitment to strive for the noble task of bringing social, educational and economic development of the poor and weaker section of the society and to work for peace justice, ethical values and communal harmony.
1. General Competitive Examinations
Many of the students, after completing matriculation or intermediate classes and even after graduation join their parents profession, which, mostly, doesn’t suit to their qualification though lacs of vacancies are filled up in government and Public sector Units through various competition examinations. This is mainly because of ignorance about the job opportunities available to them. To attain success in getting job a proper planning, firm determination and perspiring preparation is needed. The Foundation selected 13 students in the year 2014 and 20 students in the year 2015 through written test for providing them free coaching, career guidance, counseling, free study material, value education and personality development.
2. Free Coaching Class
A free coaching classes for Class VIII to Class X is being run for the poor And weaker section students at Imadpur Middle School in Bihar Sharif since 2013. More than 80 students are studying at this centre. Three teachers are engaged for the job. The coaching centre is fully financed and managed by Peace Foundation.
3. Tapping Government Resources
A good number of government schemes fail to reach or utilised by the actual deserving citizens. The Foundation organised public programs to educate the needy and social activists on such schemes. The foundation also distributed literatures viz., Sachar Report ki Sifarishen, “A guide to Uplift Minorities” to the social activists. Besides, a number of divorced women were assisted in opening S.B. accounts, filling up forms etc., for ‘Mukhyamantri Alpsankhayak divorced women yojana’
4. Felicitation Program
To felicitate top rankers among boys and girls with cash award and/or merit certificate to the students passed in Class – X/extra curricular activities from Minority managed government schools/Centres a cash prize of Rs. 500/- each to two boys and two girls separately were given at the functions organised by Bihar Anjuman, Hajipur & Patna Centre and Shanti Sandesh Kendra, Patna.
We are living in an era of information and knowledge. All dimensions of development have now become knowledge based. Peace Foundation has resolved to bring out People’s Awareness Series on themes of contemporary importance. Considering this the Foundation has planned to bring out the following publications:-
A. EMPOWER YOURSELF: Keeping in view the values upheld by the Foundation it is decided to publish a revised edition of the book ‘Empower Yourself” which is much in demand and contains basic but valuable and essential information for empowerment of every citizen of India.
B. SAMARPANWAD: This book scholarly presents introduction of Islam to non-Muslims, particularly Hindus. This has cleared many of the cobwebs of misunderstandings about Islam and Muslims and will go a long way in promoting understanding, peace and communal harmony in the society.
C. DR. AMBEDKAR AUR ISLAM: This book presents views of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the architect of Indian Constitution, Bharat Ratna awardee and first Law Minister of India, on Islam. 1000 copies of the book were distributed during Shudra Sammelan in Patna on 6th December, 2014.
6. Co-ordinating with Social Organisations
One major focus of the PF is to co-ordinate with other social organisations which are having similar objects like that of PF. This will not only strengthen our effort and amplify work’s quality but will also save human and material resources that are wasted because of duplication of work.
To start with the foundation extended a supporting hand to the organizations viz., Bihar Anjuman (to support poor students in pursuing polytechnic & the monthly telephone and internet bill of Bihar Anjuman is paid by Peace Foundation), Gaya Orphanage, Cherki, Gaya (for opening an ITI), Shanti Sandesh Kendra, Phulwari Sharif, Patna (to conduct program on communal harmony), Al-Khair Charitable Trust (to help needy students) Naujawanan-e-Millat Welfare Foundation (to start an “Information Centre” at Bihar Sharif) Human Rights Protection Council ( to further their activities in the field of human/civil rights), Maulana Asim Bihari Foundation (to run computer classes) etc.
7. Media Cell
Information revolution has given the mass media a role of First Estate. Its influence, positive as well as negative, is seen everywhere including inside the decision making places like Assemblies and Parliament, in the judiciary, in the security forces, in policy making etc. Hence, this needs our serious attention. The Foundation has undertaken this by interacting with media through regular Letters/press release, building relations with the media persons, regular rebuttals/rejoinders, commending sincere and honest scribes, conducting media meet, approaching Press Council in case of complaints etc..
8. Website of Peace Foundation
The Foundation’s website namely www.peacefoundation.co.in has been developed which stores information on government schemes, scholarships, employment opportunities, media watch, personality development, education, career guidance, etc.
9. Personality Development Workshop
Personality development workshops were organized in Patna and Bihar Sharif for students and for the social activists separately at both the places on 10th/11th August 2014 respectively. It was conducted by eminent motivator Mr. Sayeed Ahmed from Pune.
The Foundation has set up a reference library with a rich collection of books and periodicals on the issues relating to civil rights, socio-economic problems, social values, latest reports and analysis, burning issues, social & political magazines and material on various courses, career, jobs, employment opportunities and personality development.
11. Conference on Communal Harmony
The foundation co-organised the said conference at Soghra School Ground, Bihar Sharif on 1st June 2013 and 2nd June 2014 was attended by a large gathering alongwith Naujawanan-e-Millat Welfare Foundation with the purpose of promoting peace and communal harmony. The main speakers were Sheikh Sanaullah Madani of “Peace T.V.”, Pandit Shanuddin, Prof. Shakil Qasmi and others.
12. Future Planning
1. PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME (P.S.P.)
Sachar Committee Report points out that Indian Muslims suffer from alarming dropout at secondary level which needs our urgent attention. This entails overall backwardness in social, economic and political fields. The drop outs have to join labour force with paltry wages and remain backward for generations. The remedial measures generally concentrate on establishing educational institutions and facilitating financial support to deserving students.
For a community, which has a higher tendency of dropout, the best course for development could be the prevalence of vocational course leading to early employment of the wandering youths. Keeping in view this need the Foundation has launched its Professional Scholarship Program (PSP). The focus will be to encourage youths to pursue vocational and technical degrees for skill development by pursuing Semi-Skill Courses, Technical Short-Courses, Certificate Courses etc.
Under this Program the Foundation will provide financial assistance to deserving aspirants pursuing those courses which enhance early employability in some gainful occupation. To begin with P.F. has planned to sponsor 30 students into short vocational courses. Besides, to make the youths helpful to the society the selected one will also be undergoing personality development and moral orientation workshops by the Foundation.
2. JAWAHAR NAVODAY VIDYALAYAS (JNVS)
Jawahar Navodaya Vidayalaya (JNVs) was established by the centre government to provide good quality modern education to the children irrespective of their family background. JNVs are residential where students are provided food, clothes and residential facility free of cost. This follows ‘three-language’ formula’. A special entrance examination is held for admission to Class VI. At present there are 575 JNVs with 38 in Bihar, in as many districts.
Considering the aim in setting up the JNVs it was expected that the Muslims will be main beneficiary. But the ratio of Muslims in these schools too is not satisfactory, which is shown below :-
|Percentage of Muslims Children||All India|
|(Bihar, Jharkhand And West Bengal)|
(*Source : Sachar Committee Report)
This is against the ratio of 13.4 per cent population of Muslims at all India level, 16.5 per cent in Bihar, 13.8 per cent in Jharkhand and 25.25 per cent in W. Bengal (average – 18.52 for these three states). To avail benefit from this government sponsored free educational facility the Foundation has planned to provide free coaching for entrance examination to 100 students in one year time by either opening and running our own coaching classes for the purpose or sponsoring Muslim students into best available coaching centres.