New Delhi, Dec. 18: Chartered Accountants, Cost Accountants and Company Secretaries gathered at JIH headquarters here Saturday to discuss Status of Financial Literacy in the Community: Role of and Scope for Muslim Finance Professionals.
Dr Waquar Anwar, financial advisor and expert in Cost Accounting said, “Our community is in a dismal position with regard to financial literacy; it becomes our responsibility to pull them out of it. Whatever we are, we are an asset and we owe it to our community. We can suggest remedies. It is therefore important to discuss the specific needs of the community and our specific contribution in this regard.”
Dr Salim Engineer, Vice President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, in his presidential remarks, said, “We have to see how we can support our community when we know the challenges they are facing. We have to empower them so that they can contribute meaningfully to the community and society.”
He added, “Despite many challenges and obstacles, Indian Muslims have made progress in all fields. If they had positively analyzed the situation, keeping aside the negativity, the Muslims would have made remarkable progress.”
He further said, “We all are ambassadors of Islam and our every action should benefit our community, society and the nation at large. What our community has not been able to achieve is the loss not only of our community but of our country as well.”
Many financial experts shared their on-the-job experience and discussed some complex situations, shedding light on how to deal under such circumstances.
They also decided to form a platform of experts to promote financial literacy.
Earlier, CA Sadre Alam delivered a welcome address while CS Shahid Jamal Ahmed compered the program. Vote of thanks was delivered by Salimullah Khan, Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Hindi Delhi.