Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Reunion : Batch 2012

The exulting students of 2012 batch, now some pursuing their further studies while some already in jobs, gathered in their alumni college once again for a friendly get together on the warm afternoon on 2nd January 2016. Down came the memory lane of school days since they were just toddlers till they were able to pursue their dreams and aspirations. Broad smiles writ large on every visage as they met after a four year span.

The Alumni Meet was grace by the presence of College Secretary Mr. Najmul Hasan Rizvi, Principal Mr. Francis Castelino, Vice Principal Mr. Anoop Raj and teachers.

Addressing the students Mr. Rizvi expressed immense pleasure to know his former students scaling heights in the real world. He said that family grows with each powerful member supporting each other. They would prove to be a big support to the College in the years to come. Principal Mr. Francis Castelino reiterated that alumni are the ambassadors of the College. He reminded them to remember all good things learnt during school days. Then the organizer of the program, Counselor Ms. Nisar Fatima added to the musical arena with her melodious numbers.

Last but not the least a few former students shared their success stories. Amaan Abbas, B.Tech from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and placed in Wipro, dedicated his academic success to his school teachers. Zehra Akhtar, who is pursuing MBBS at Era Medical College, expressed her profound gratitude to the college for grooming her wholesome personality. Other students expressed their emotions in beautiful numbers.

Towards conclusion, the cake was cut to celebrate their meeting. It was followed by tasty refreshments. Teachers were also presented with tokens of love and respect.

The curtain drew on the reunion to be cherished and to meet again.

Monday, 4 April 2016

How High Is Your Superpower IQ?

From Gates Notes
Last year some students in Kentucky asked us both: “If you could have one superpower, what would it be?” Our answers: more time, and more energy. Those answers stuck with us when we sat down to write our Annual Letter. Time and energy mean one thing in rich countries and something else entirely when looked at through the eyes of the world’s poorest families.
More than one billion people today live without access to energy. No electricity to light and heat their homes, power hospitals and factories, and improve their lives in thousands of ways. Likewise, girls and women around the world, especially in poor countries, spend huge amounts of time doing hard work for no money—including walking miles to gather firewood to meet their energy needs.
So that’s what our letter is about this year—why energy and time are so important, and what we can do to bring more of both to the world’s poorest. We put together a quick quiz. See how you do… Energy and Time Quiz

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Students Awarded For Excellent Performance

Unity College on Sunday organized its annual felicitation ceremony to honour and motivate meritorious students of the college.
Governor of Jharkhand - Syed Ahmed
The Governor of Jharkhand  Syed Ahmed was the chief guest at the function who lauded the students for their exceptional performance even as he praised the college for imparting value-based education. He said, “Education and only education is the master key to human progress— scientific, financial and social. It is the very soul of religion and instrumental to peace and prosperity,” adding, “Hence, the prime aim of education is not only to produce degree holders but good,conscientious human beings as well.”
Earlier, the day’s program began with a soulful rendition of the Surah-e-Quran followed by recitation of Shlokas from the Bhagwat  Geeta and verses from the Bible. College Principal Mr Francis Castelino read the College Report apprising the guests and parents of the landmark strides and leaps in academics, co-curricular activities and sports. It was corniced by the melodious College Tarana that roused the very spirit of the day.
Student Being Awarded By The Governor
The venue witnessed resonating applause as the toppers Alia Zehra (Science) and Shaista Fatima (Commerce) of ISC, Bushra Zehra (Science) and Mohd Naeem (Commerce) walked up the stage to be conferred with gold medals. Shabnam Abbas (Intermediate) and Nazia Khan (High  School) of Unity Second Shift and the high scorers of Unity Industrial Training Centre were also honoured with gold medals.
Ninety five students who obtained 90% and above clinched gold medals while 46 others received silver medals for scoring 80% and above. Along with them, the outstanding and exceptional students of Unity
Second Shift, who overcame great economic and social hardship to achieve success, were also felicitated.
Unity Mission School Awardees
The college toppers were also bestowed with special awards and scholarships to facilitate their future studies. The teachers of ICSE and ISC classes, under whose guidance the students were able to deliver
100% result, were also honored on the occasion.

Another Student Being Awarded
The day also saw noted patrons of the college as well as achievers in various fields being felicitated for outstanding contribution in their respective fields. These included Dr Aley Taha, lecturer at Raja Ram Mohan Rai College, New Delhi and Binno Rizvi, zonal officer, Nagar Nigam. The assistant secretary of TMT, Muzaffar Husain Kazmi, was conferred with the Life Time Achievement Award.
Dignitaries Attending The Program
Also present at the event were college president Dr S Kalbe Sadiq, College secretary Mr Najmul Hasan Rizvi, joint secretary Dr Mohd Talha and other Managing Committee members.
Dr S Kalbe Sadiq proposed the vote of thanks to the guests, and congratulated the awardee students for breaking all the barriers of success.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

They Are the Champions in Academics at Unity College,Sri Sri RaviShankar Stresses On Education

Dr Kalbe Sadiq with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar 
A graceful function held in the premises of Unity College.The founder of Art of Living Sri Sri Ravi Shanlar was the chief guest,apart other religious clerics were also present.Unity’s jubilant celebration at its Annual Felicitation Ceremony was heightened amidst the

festive season of gaiety and myriad colours on the eve of Holi. On the fortunate evening of 16th March, 2014, the meritorious students of the ICSE and ISC 2013 were honoured and applauded along with their educators for the best results. It is an honour that elevates each achiever and acts like a catalyst for higher accomplishments.

As per the theme of the ceremony ‘Unity in Diversity’, an ensemble of spiritual leaders from different religions graced the auspicious occasion. Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji, Founder- Art of Living was the Chief Guest for the occasion. He is better known as the ambassador of religious harmony and world peace for his philanthropic mission and rehabilitation services across the world, espically in Iraq. He upholds the teachings and sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Husain (A.S.), and urges people to follow the Imam in fighting corruption and oppression fearlessly. The Chief Guest praised Janab Kalbe Sadiq for his concept of unity that is evident in name and form at Unity College. He further said that sensitivity as well as sensibility is the need of the hour in the present scenario of violence, because of diversity in, thought and concepts. He stressed that distances create fear- so they should be removed by communication. All religious scriptures render the same life values in us.
Felicitation Ceremony 2013
The Guests of Honour were Rev Fr. Ignatius D’Souza, Gyani Jagjeet Singh, Shri Bhikku Davendra Thero, Qaziye Shahar Mufti Abul Irfan Farangi Mahali, Maulana Prof. Dr. Syed Ali Mohd. Naqavi, Chairman Department of Shia Theology, AMU Aligarh and Swami Sachidananda Bharathi. The benign presence of these renowned dignitaries under one roof added an all-embracing intellectual elegance to the assemblage. At the onset of the function, the divine renditions from the Quran, the Bible, the Bhagwat Geeta and the Gurugranth Saheb emphasized the enlightening message of education that binds all irrespective of different castes, religions, communities or nationalities. Then the Principal read the College Report with pride mentioning the landmark achievements of the Session 2012-13.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Awarding A Student
As the evening was solely dedicated to success, the ISC toppers Amaan Haider Zaidi of Science and Anamta Ali of Commerce, and the ICSE hi-fliers Nausheen Hasan of Science and Tanzeem Fatima of Commerce were conferred with awards, medals and scholarships that enlisted Late Syed Husain Memorial, Late Mukhtar Husain Memorial for Mathematics, T.Z. Naqvi for Biology, Mohini Saxena and Unity College Scholarships. Alongwith them scores of brilliant achievers of the same batch were also honoured.
Next in the array of awardees was Unity College II Shift that administers a free education programme for the underprivileged and the downtrodden. The students were no lesser achievers in the High school and Intermediate 2013. The toppers Ali Zaidi (X) and Afreen Fatima (X) led a long queue of Good First divisioners of both the classes.
The moment of pride was shared by the teachers who ministered the best results in the Boards,the most popular teacher, the best support staff from the twin institutions- Unity College and Unity College-II shift.
The off campus Excellence Awards were a magnanimous part of the ceremony. Dr. Nahid Abidi clinched the coveted award for achieving excellence in the field of Sanskrit Language,
Dr. Parveen Talha in the field of Social Service and Muzzammil Jamal in All India Engineering At last, the College President Dr. S. Kalbe Sadiq addressed the students and reiterated his strong views that education is the one and only means that can better the life of people, empower them and unite them too. Then he urged the students to strive for excellence and only excellence in The ceremony concluded with a thanksgiving note and bundles of smiles from the students. 

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

About Our Chairman

Maulana Dr. Syed Kalbe Sadiq: A reformer with a difference
Maulana Dr. Syed Kalbe Sadiq is an internationally renowned Islamic scholar, thinker, reformer, educationist and man of principles. He belongs to a reputed religious family of the subcontinent “Khandan-e-Ijtihad”. He was born in 1939 in the culturally rich city of Lucknow. His father late Maulana Kalbe Husain was a prominent Islamic scholar and an excellent orator and his brother late Maulana Kalbe Abid was also a reputed Islamic scholar and pious Alim.
Dr Syed Kalbe Sadiq

Maulana Dr. Kalbe Sadiq received his early education from the famous madrasa of Sultan ul Madaris. He then moved to Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and obtained the degree of Ph.D. in Arabic Literature.
Beside Arabic, Dr. Kalbe Sadiq has mastery over Urdu, Persian, English and Hindi languages. He is an orator par excellence and has traveled across the globe to deliver speeches and lectures on Islamic theology. Among his admirers are the followers of all religions. Although he belongs to the Shia sect of Islam but is equally respected among all Islamic sects and holds the post of Vice-President of India’s biggest socio-religious organization All India Muslim Personal Law Board.
Today, Maulana Dr. Kalbe Sadiq is seen as a big exponent of communal harmony between Hindu and Muslims and also Shias and Sunnis. Peaceful coexistence has been one of his basic principles of life. Earlier Lucknow was known for the sectarian violence between Shias and Sunnis particularly in the days of Muharram. But with the initiative and consistent efforts of Dr. Sadiq, several confidence building measures have been taken up between the two communities and by the grace of God condition is changing rapidly.
When Maulana Dr. Kalbe Sadiq stepped into the religious and social leadership of Muslim masses in mid 70s, he was moved by the pathetic condition of the community. The Muslim community was backward in all fields and deeply sunk into the darkness of illiteracy, poverty and ignorance. He, after much deliberation, concluded that the root cause of the backwardness of Muslims lies in its distance from education and knowledge.
From thereafter Dr. Kalbe Sadiq resolved to spread education and knowledge on modern lines and waged a community wide war against illiteracy and ignorance. This became the aim of his life. He started an educational movement in the community and left no stone unturned to remove the darkness of ignorance.
On 18th April 1984, he established Tauheedul Muslimeen Trust (T.M.T) to give educational assistance and scholarships to needy and poor students. Within the period of 27 years the Trust now is running many schools, colleges, technical institutes, charitable hospitals, free education programmes and providing scholarships to around 5000 students all over India. The amount of scholarship varies from thousands to lacs of rupees. The thousands of the beneficiaries of T.M.T’s scholarships, over the period of these years, are now leading a successful life and bringing name and fame to their family and off course the community all over the world.
Maulana Dr. Kalbe Sadiq is especially attached to a project “T.M.T’s free education programme” which provides quality education, transportation, uniforms, stationery, books, etc. absolutely free to the most deserving and underprivileged students of our society. Under this programme, around 4000 students are receiving quality education in various cities of India like Lucknow, Allahabad, Jaunpur, Aligarh, Moradabad, Jalalpur, Barabanki, etc.
In the same programme, Dr. Kalbe Sadiq has established a completely free education school in Lucknow known as “Unity Mission School”, where 1800 students are studying and all their expenses including books, copies and uniforms are borne by TMT. The result is for everyone to see. The students from this programme are changing the mindset of their parents and thus bringing about a big difference in the overall condition of our society.
It can be safely said that after Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, no Muslim leader has made as much efforts to spread modern education and scientific temperament in Muslim society as Dr. Kalbe Sadiq did. It is for the same reason that people are now rightly calling him to be a ‘second Sir Syed’.
The educational, charitable and constructive projects running under his able guidance and supervision include:
(1) Tauheedul Muslimeen Trust, Lucknow
(2) Unity College, Lucknow
(3) Unity Mission School, Lucknow
(4) Unity Technical School, Lucknow
(5) Unity Public School, Allahabad
(6) M.U. College, Aligarh
(7) Unity Computer Centre, Lucknow
(8) Unity Free Education Programme in Lucknow, Jaunpur, Jalalpur, Allahabad, Barabanki, Moradabad and Aligarh etc.
(9) Hiza Charitable Hospital, Lucknow
(10) T.M.T Medical Centre, Shikarpur, U.P.
(11) T.M.T’s Widow’s Pension Scheme
(12) T.M.T’s Orphan’s Educational Sponsorship Scheme
(13) Reconstruction and Expansion of the World Famous Imam Bargah of Ghufran Maab, Lucknow
(14) Reconstruction and Renovation of the Tomb of World Famous Elegy Writer and Marsia Khwan Hazrat Meer Anees, Lucknow
He is also the President of Lucknow’s famous Era’s Medical College & Hospital. This medical college is known for its excellent medical facilities at very nominal rates.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

College Report

Francis Castelino
25 years is a short period in the life of an institution. But ever
since its inception each and every member of the Unity
Family has been endeavouring ceaselessly with a spirit of
dedication to maintain the reputation of the college and to
raise it, to even greater heights. The year 2013-14 has been
like a voyage in space and time on waves and ripples bringing
in many much needed changes and also unfurling the
multidimensional talents of the students.
Decentralization and shared responsibility in the
management of academics and discipline has been initiated
by sharing responsibilities not only with the Vice Principal and Senior Teachers but also by
appointing various committees and section supervisors for synchronizing the teaching and
day to day activities of the College. In academics and co-curricular activities, new vigour and
enthusiasm have been instilled among students, particularly boys, with right ambition and a
keen desire to achieve and ascend even greater heights. The whole atmosphere today
bubbles with healthy competitive spirit and zest.
Like every year, this year too, the College banner flew high with the resounding success of
many students of Class X and XII students in the Board Examination.
This year witnessed two significant happenings firstly 'Zest Fest'- an Inter-School literary
festival which saw the participation of most prominent schools from Lucknow, secondly the
introduction of Tata Class Edge Teaching System to make the students abreast of the latest
trends in teaching technology, and also to make class room learning more interactive,
classrooms were digitalized with interactive boards and LCD projectors.
Apart from competitive range of Inter-School and Inter-House activities the school resounded
with some very coveted events like Sports Day and Art Craft and Science Exhibition to channel
the artistic and creative inclination of the students. Career Conference and workshops for
Class IX-XII were also organized, to impart information on different careers, along with future
prospects. Life skills workshops motivational lectures and Seminars are also an important
feature of the calendar bringing in ideas from experts in various fields, with this aim in view the college invited eminent personalities like Mr. Zain Naqi, Maulana Zaqi Baqri from Canada
to enlighten the students on various issues. As an effort towards Global exposure the college
also invited Mr. Satoshi Hata, General Manager, Ritsumeikan India Office, New Delhi.
This year the college also bade farewell to one of its most eminent and dedicated Senior
teachers Mrs. Rashmi Sinha who retired after 17 years of distinguished service to the College.
We wish her all the best for her future.
Over all the academic year 2013-14 proved to be an eventful year for all of us. Every
achievement is the result of teamwork, and the presentation will be incomplete without the
impression of my heartfelt gratitude to all those whose ardent efforts and hard work has made
the years' work possible. Therefore I acknowledge and thank all my staff and students, our
parents, and the College Managing Committee under the guardianship of Founder Chairman
Dr. S. Kalbe Sadiq for cooperating with me and in guiding the school on its onward march to
success. As we promise to strive harder in the new academic year.

 I remember those oft
–quoted lines of Rudyard Kipling
“ If you can fill the unforgiving minute
with sixty seconds worth of distance run.
Yours is the earth and everything that is in it.”
We also promise to do the same in the coming years. I hope and pray that Unity College may
ever remain the beacon of light, guiding and inspiring all in the field of education.
May God bless us all.
Francis Castilino

Reunion : Batch 2012

The exulting students of 2012 batch, now some pursuing their further studies while some already in jobs, gathered in their alumni college...