An ambassador for communal harmony
…Social worker M Abdul Hakkim from Coimbatore’s market town of Kuniyamuthur is a Swachch Bharat ambassador, who works with a long-established Muslim organisation to build communal harmony.
Hakkim says from his school days he has been associated with the 69-year-old Jamaat e Islami Hind that works for social and educational empowerment besides communal harmony in Coimbatore. “I live in Kuniamuthur and most of my social work is concentrated in the neighbouring Karumbukadai where many impoverished Muslim families and other minority communities live,” Hakkim told The Covai Post.
“We provide free coaching for TNPSC and other civil service exams, school and college tuition, free tailoring classes for women to empower them and also help poor men to set up businesses and get jobs,” he added. “However our main aim is building communal harmony. We want Coimbatore to be a peaceful place where Hindus, Muslims, Christians and other communities live in harmony. We conduct many events to promote this objective,” Hakkim said.…