Saturday, April 4, 2009

INTRODUCTION
SEC is one of the oldest welfare organization of Subcontinent. Father of Poonch Col Khan Muhammad Khan was a far sighted man and he established this organization to uplift the education of Sudhan Tribe in particular and Kashmiris in general. He was right in his approach that after the 2nd World War the most important requirement of Kashmiri youth was EDUCATION. His most popular scheme was “MUTHI ATTA”(A handful of Flour). The idea of such organization was conceived in year 1934. As a result of his profound dedication this organization came into being in1935 and named as SUDHAN EDUCATION CONFERENCE.

Sudhan Education conference is not just related to the formal education of Kashmiris but also moral education and preventing ill will to erupt in the society. It is focusing on the other evils from the society which are the cause of poverty and underdevelopment. Although after doing a lot still a lot more is required to be done and it’s an uphill task. With passage of time and development in other parts of the country and world this organization feels that we have lacked that speed to compete the world. Now an effort is being made to spur the horse and come in line with the rest of the world so that our youth may look into the eyes of future and restore the lost dignity and honour of Muslims.

OBJECTIVES
1. Promotion of education at District and village level( without any discrimination of Cast, Creed or Colour).
2. Support brilliant and able students in pursuance of Professional Education at College and University Level without any Discrimination.
3. Technical education for the unemployed and unskilled youth.
4. Guidance and assistance of the tribe in Social and Cultural problems.
5. Help individuals of the tribe in their personal problems.

PROJECTS
Keeping above objectives in mind some of the projects are undertaken immediately to uplift the society and restore the confidence of the people of the tribe. But most of the efforts need financial assistance. Some of the projects are as follows:-


1. REGISTRATION
The organization was not registered anywhere. Therefore the need was felt that it must be registered immediately. So it’s now registered with Azad Jammu and Kashmir council. Its registration no is 323 dated 20 December 2008. Now it is expected that we draw some attention of Welfare and State Organization.

2. SECRETARIAT
The main office and staff was not there. An office had been provided by Royal Palace Hotel but that is not sufficient for the office working and meetings. Therefore a need is felt to have a permanent office as well as staff. Some efforts are being made to have an office boy and a clerk. More staff is needed to run the system. But things are moving further as funds start flowing as we expect.


3. CENSUS OF THE SUDHAN TRIBE
There is no worth wile data on the SUDHAN TRIBE. Therefore a programme is chalked out to organize a census of the tribe and have a database of the tribe so that we should be benefitted from it. A lot of planning depends on this database. An open appeal is made to all the members of the tribe to contribute information to the SEC so that we may be able to compile this data, the sooner the better. A form has already been designed and will be available very soon at the office and all are requested to approach the Head office to fill in the details. Overseas Sudhans will be required to furnish their information through the Web.


4. RENEWAL OF THE CONSTITUTION
With the passage of time and developments there is a need to upgrade the constitution of the Organization. Therefore present constitution is under re-construction by a committee and it will be presented in the next meeting of the organization for approval.


5. REVIVAL OF REGIONAL BRANCHES
The regional and village branches of the SEC were the strength of this organization. For the last few years those had been ineffective rather we can say those ceased to exist. Surprisingly very few know even those ever existed. All those regional branches are therefore revived forthwith. Moreover those are being restructured to make them more effective and productive.


6. PREPARATION OF WEBSITE
With the modern world becoming more of a Global village because of technological advancements and specially the Internet, one will be quite mistaken if he distances himself from the VIRTUAL WORLD. Therefore project of preparation of Website is the project in pipeline. As soon as there are sufficient funds and constitution of the organization is finalized the work of Website will start. It is being undertaken not only to keep the Tribe in touch but also keep everyone abreast with the latest information on the working the organization and its financial matters. So that any one donating a penny will know exactly the pocket it lands.

7. COMPILATION OF THE HISTORY OF THE TRIBE
A very sore point indeed. It is a calamity that such a tribe which should have books and libraries of its glorious history are unable to even name a book which is written on the history of SUDHAN TRIBE. Books like YAGANA-E-KASHMIR , TARIKH-E-QABAIL etc cannot be named as a perfect match. Therefore a proposal of HISTORY COMMITTEE is under consideration which will be announced very soon which will prepare a draft and present to the Head office. It will be discussed in the coming meeting of Organization and will be published after due approval.


REQUIREMENT OF FUNDS
Any project or Organization cannot function till the time there is no money. Money makes the merry go round. A lot of projects like discussed above are on the mind of the SEC but those can never materialize till the time there is no contribution from the people. This organization is for the welfare of the common people but nothing can be done without funds. In the past there had been some problems within the organization due to which the people of Tribe have suffered immensely. That loss is regretted and all efforts are being made to make the system crystal clear and transparent. But it is appealed that the people whom Allah Almighty has blessed should come forward and help this organization not only monetarily but morally. So that the lost honour of SUDHAN TRIBE is restored to the level it once enjoyed. Your prosperity is our mission.

YOUTH DEPARTMENT
Again, a neglected part of our campaign. It is therefore decided that a separate Department of Youth will be established which will focus on educating the youngsters about the glorious history of our tribe and bringing them towards the main stream. Because our future depends on them. Any mistake at this moment can bring havoc to our future.

SUDHAN EDUCATION SCHOOL MANG
A school is under construction at Mang for the last many years. This had been a big project stretching over a 100 Kanal of land. The location of the school is very nice and weather is ideal for any training institution. A lot of work has already been done and its almost near to completion. Because of lack of funds the construction is stopped from time to time. But in the meanwhile classed were started so that it should start off with some education of the youth. Unfortunately this project had not been a success until now. There are vey less students and the expenditure of the school is much more that the revenue generated. Now due to problem of funds neither the building is being completed nor the classes are run smoothly.


To uplift the school and bring its curriculum to international standards we need funds. Only with financial help you can make it a success and complete this project.

Classes till 7th are in progress for the last 2 years. An educational committee had been formulated to assess and suggest solutions to the problems. Soon progress will be seen by all. Insha- Allah.

ORGANISATION HEADQUARTERS/ SECRETARIAT
After the restructuring the organization will be changed but present working organization is as under:-
President Brigadier(R) Abdul Qayyum Khan
Senior Vice President Haji Sardar Abdur Rasheed Khan
Vice Presidents Sardar Iltaf Hussain Khan. Rawalpindi/ Poonch
Sardar Muhammad Irshad Khan. Rawalpindi/Sudhnutti
Sardar Basheer Ahmed Khan Advocate. Bagh
Sardar Mansha Jamal Advocate. Kotli
Brigadier(R) Muhammad Arabi Khan. Rawalpindi/Kahuta
Sardar Tahir Tabbassum. Gujranwala
Sardar Muhammad Anwar Khan. Karachi
Sardar Muhammad Sarwar Khan. Islamabad/Poonch
Sardar Muhammad Zaheer Khan. Lahore
Sardar Muhammad Ishaq Khan. Lahore
General Secretary Sardar Muhammad Farooq Tabbassum. Rawalpindi/Poonch
Additional Secretary General Sardar Tanveer Sarwar. Rawalpindi/Poonch
Joint Seretary Sardar Zakir Hussain Khan. Rawalpindi/Poonch
Secretary Finance Sardar Muhammad Latif Khan. Rawalpindi/Poonch
Secretary Information Sardar Muhammad Anwar Khan Sudhan Rawalpindi/Sudhnutti
President Public Relation Maulana Abdul Karim. Rawalpindi/Sudhnutti
Executive Director Major(R) Muhammad Hayat Khan. Rawalpindi/Poonch
Accounts officer Subedar(R) Khushi Dad Khan. Rawalpindi/Poonch


ADVISORY BOARD
Brigadier(R) Muhammad Saleem Khan. Rawalpindi/Poonch
Sardar Nasim Ahmed Khan. Rawalpindi/Sudhnutti
Sardar Muhammad Nazeer Khan. Islamabad/Bagh
Sardar Muhammad Rafique Khan. Islamabad/Sudhnutti
Brigadier(R) Muhammad Arif Khan. Islamabad/Sudhnutti
Sardar Muhammad Sharif Khan. Karachi/Poonch
Sardar Muqaddar Hussain Khan. Rawalpindi/Sudhnutti
Sardar Muhammad Najeeb Khan. Advocate Rawalpindi/Sudhnutti
Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan Advocate. Rawalpindi/Poonch
Brigadier(R) Muhammad Zareen Khan. Rawalpindi/Poonch
Sardar Muahmmad Ishaq Baloch. Advocate Rawalpindi/Sudhnutti
Sardar Muhammd Jamil Khan. Islamabad/Poonch
Major(R) Mushtaq Hussain. Rawalpindi/Poonch
Sardar Muhammad Arif Khan. Rawalpindi/Poonch
Sardar Aurangzeb Khan. Rawalpindi/Poonch
Subedar Major(R) Muhammad Qayyum Khan. Rawalpindi/Sudhnutti
Sardar Muhammad Resham Khan. Rawalpindi/Poonch
Sardar Muhammad Tariq Khan. Rawalpindi/Poonch
Sardar Muhammad Afrahim Khan. Bagh
Sardar Muhammad Ishaq Khan. Rawalpindi/Poonch
Sardar Muhammad Azam Khan. Rawalpindi/Sudhnutti


MISCELLENOUS INFORMATION
Main Office Rawalakot (Azad Kashmir)
Regional Office Hotel Royal Palace, Opposite Ayub Park, Jhelum Road, Rawalpindi
Bank Account A/C 37138 -1, United Bank Limited. Saddar. Rawalpindi

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Residence . . .. Cellular
Brigadier(R) Abdul Qayyum Khan . . . . . . . . . 051 5951204 . . . 0300 5016191
Haji Sardar Abdur Rasheed Khan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0302 8549495
Sardar Muhammad Farooq Tabbussum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0344 5379053
Sardar Tanveer Sarwar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 051 5573880. . . . 0300 5573880
Sardar Zakir Hussian Khan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0333 5138950
Sardar Muhammad Latif Khan . . . . . . . . . . . . 051 5519104 . . . .0300 5185826
Sardar Muhammad Anwar Khan Sudhan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0300 5831913
Maulana Abdul Karim Khan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0300 9194959
Major(R) Muhammad Hayat Khan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0345 5160715
Subedar(R) Khushi Dad Khan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0345 5254407


REGIONAL OFFICES
RAWALPINDI (Afshan Colony) President . . . . Sardar Aurangzeb Khan
(Scheme-III, Gulrez) President . . . . Qari Amjad Hussain
LAHORE President . . . . Major(R)Muhammad Razaq Khan
KARACHI President . . . . Sardar Muhammad Rafique Khan
Vice President . Sardar Muhammad Anwar Khan

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . Sardar Muhammad Sharif Khan
Secretary General . Sardar Nazakat Hussain Khan
Secretary Finance . Sardar Muhammad Shakeel Khan

4 comments:

  1. Very useful - thanks! I am researching Sudhan history.

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  2. Dear Alexander... Nice to find that you are researching on the family. I would like to help, if I can in any capacity... If you can find me vial email.
    Thanks

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  3. it's really intresting to see SEC, i want to particeapt in this concil. I belong from Rawalpindi and recently live at Karachi,it's houner to me if i do something for my comunity.my email add is>azadaamir@yahoo.com, contact no.0321-3767141

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  4. I am student of m.Phil and want to write on sudhan tribe and its contribution in Kashmir freedom movement

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