Let us make the space we share better and bring the change we desire. Author is Indian Muslim, a Public Figure, Social Activist, Blogger and Media Personality. On mission to build a givers world rather than takers.
In times when a un friendly Central Govt is in place, challenges before the Minorities of the Nation are far bigger and far uncertain when it comes to their security, participation and opportunity. The environment since the coming of BJP Govt led by PM Modi.
Scores of discriminating and threatening undeterred posturing of fundamental saffron forces all that mushroomed with coming of a PM who is seen as a poster by of the Saffron agenda in the nation and who is still un clean over the mishaps of 2002 in Gujarat and tainted as in no way clear on his intentions when it comes to Muslims.
Modi has built his influence structure by negativity that surrounded him.Thus leading to intense influence he had on successfully polarizing nation for a short gain on lines of religion. The Gujarat model BJP boasts on is nothing but divide and rule, spread fear, hate threaten with agenda intention to manipulate and be in power. His model expands on crony capitalist promotion and nothing, not much for common man just big promises and media hypes and every thing for the thick-skinned big belly corporates.
An answer to all the negativity saffron forces spread has come for a bold intelligent and pious Muslim Girl in hijab. She proved to the, answer to the problems of the Minorities of the country has to come from hard work and excellence in the filed he or she is in. Strengthened by confidence and nerves of steel and positivity. ..
Usually considered to be the most backward community in India is the Muslim community. But this time it has been proved that the assumptions made by the general public about the Muslim community doesn’t have any basis in reality. As we all know that in UPSC exam held in the year 2014 has set various success stories by the Muslim candidates like Guncha Sanobar, the first Muslim woman IPS officer from Bihar. Now it is another Muslim girl who has made the community feel proud by scoring the highest marks in the interview.
This girl is Zainab Sayeed who has been a student of Jamia Millia Islamia. She has done her post graduate in mass communication from Jamia in the year 2011. She has been successful to make it to the UPSC examination by getting an overall rank of 107. She scored 220 marks out of 275 which has a made a record as the highest score made in the interview. Though she prefers to be in either Indian Administrative Services or in Indian Revenue Services, she has been selected for Indian foreign Services.
Zainab has scored even more than the topper for the year 2014 in the interview, Ira Singhal who has topped the UPSC exam 2014. Ira has secured 167 marks in interview whereas Zainab has been able to secure 220 marks which is 58 marks more than Ira.
Zainab Sayeed is a girl who is a strict follower of her religion as well. She wears Hijab, and would become the first Hijab cladded civil servant. Zainab originally hails from Kolkata and has prepared for UPSC from Jamia’s Center for Coaching and Career Planning.
She has been asked many interesting questions while she was going through her interview, one of those was regarding her Hijab, to which she humbly answered ” Besides saying one should wear clothes one feels comfortable in, I cited the instance of a Prime Minister who wore a turban which is also a religious symbolism’.
Be it Sania Mirza, Abul Kalam Azad or Zainab Sayeed or the Khans of Bollywood and Azeems of Corporate world they all have fought up front by competing by best use of intellect, hard work, skills, Zinab is biggest star for Muslims of India today not just the Muslims the whole Women folk and the youth of India. A determined mind can touch stars in the sky all that is needed is big dream, fight all mental barriers, dethrone fear and induct new hope and passion to conquer pessimism and prove the world wrong. For such of them goals are never un achievable.
These are today’s Inda’s Ambassadors of diversity, growth and excellence. She has given us reason to celebrity diversity and build it big from further. Thank you Zainab. Hope the PM mends is ways and get some lesson from this bright child of India and opens his mouth and does all needed to end pattern of rising targeted riots and hurt to life’s and religious places that are on rise since he took the office.
Swaraj Abhiyan congratulates Zainab and his family for such an achievement and for her true understanding of how important it is to respect religious diversity and have faith and trust in the nation. The message she has sent is education is a great healer and it will help Minorities to gather the rightful place in the main stream of the Indian nation. She did it in style.