KARACHI: Speakers at the condolence reference on at T2F glowing tribute to the late educationist Anita Ghulam Ali for her services and said that her vision regarding quality education for the masses must be followed.
Idara-e-Taleem-o- Aagahi paid homage to the noted educationist, who served as minister education Sindh, MD Sindh Education Foundation and at other designated posts to serve humanity. Distinguished invitees included Gen (R) Moinuddin Haider, Baela Raza Jamil, Aziz Kabani, Ijaz Mirza, Dr Faiza Mirza, Dilshad Mirza, Professor Rais Alvi, Sayeeda Leghari, Rumana Hussain and Attiya Dawood read papers in honour for the departed soul.
Baela Jamil said that Anita Ghulam Ali was inclusive to the core, was unique, impeccable and detail oriented. She spared no effort in ensuring professional development of her teams so that they could be invested in.
Moinuddin Haider said that Anita dedicated her life to the promotion of education so that all, particularly the poor masses, got quality education.
Aziz Kabani said that best tribute to her would be to follow her vision for the improvement of education. SEF will remember her vision to promote education and bring education standards to the dream of Professor Anita Ghulam Ali.
Amongst audience were present youth, students, activist, prominent members of civil society, development workers, noted personalities from the political arena, Prof. Anita’s colleagues and friends.
Some of the articles wrote for Anita Ghulam Ali was read by the participants.
Zubeida Dossal wrote: “A friend of 50 years”; over the years we became closer because our interests and work were so similar. Our friendship grew for which I am very grateful. I feel blessed and fortunate that we had many happy working hours together as well as some friendly meetings. ?You were truly a woman of substance.. I’m sure in heaven too you must be working for idle you can never be! God bless you. All who knew her will miss her greatly and deeply. Many are our prayers for her as she so well deserves. Rest in peace dear friend.”
Sadaf Zuberi wrote: “Rainbow in my Cloud”; she has passed from this world to the next. Peacefully in her 80th year, in full control of her life and intellect. A proud Pakistani who knew and enjoyed the true value of identity, autonomy, and self-determination. The greatest tribute one can pay to her is to take over where she left off, with similar passion and commitment at our command. So rightly is said: “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.”
“Legacy Unbounded” was written by Zubeida Mustafa; do icons really pass away? They can’t, because being iconic makes them immortal in the public collective consciousness. And it is an icon that Anita Ghulam Ali had become. What made her so outstanding was her will to take on the most powerful enemies of education in Pakistan.”