By Pervez Bari: Bhopal: Twenty-eight (28) students of New Delhi-based Crescent Academy have successfully cleared the Prelim Exam (first stage) of IAS Examination 2014, the results of which were announced recently. The credit of this success goes to the determined efforts, benefaction and support of Maulana Mohammad Fazlur Rahim Mujaddidi of Jaima Hidaya Jaipur.
Till date the Crescent Academy, in spite of limited infrastructure and resources, but through its innovative cum interactive sessions & consistent test practices has been able to produce more than 110 IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, Judges and State Civil Servants throughout the country.
In the IAS cadre last year i.e. in 2013 four candidates were selected from the Crescent Academy. While in 2012 in all thirteen (13), in 2011 fifteen (15) were selected; in 2010 ten (10); in 2009 nine (9); in 2008 ten (10); in 2007, 2006 and 2005 six, three & three respectively were selected to be IAS officers.
It may be mentioned here that the Civil Services of India (IAS) is one of the elite and the most prestigious services under the Government of India. The recruitment for this honoured service is annually conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, (UPSC).
It may be pointed out here that Crescent Academy is a division of “Maulana Abdur-Rahim Educational Trust”, established with a vision of providing proper guidance and training to the Civil Services aspirants with special emphasis on creating a sound academic environment. It was started, over a decade ago, by renowned educationist and founder of Jamai Hidaya Jaipur, Maulana Mohammad Fazlur Rahim Mujaddidi. He was spiritual personality, academician and social activist of North India. The Crescent Academy is an offshoot of the Jamea-Tul-Hidaya at Jaipur, the only institution of its kind in India for Islamic Studies.
It goes without saying that the civil servants play a pivotal role in shaping up the course of the country. It is, therefore, the primary objective of the academy to prepare students for cracking this examination along with inculcating in them moral and human values so that they may prove themselves as unbiased, humane and efficient bureaucrats and administrators.
According to Maulana Mujaddidi, who is also a member of the Consultative Group for Empowerment of Minorities, Planning Commission of India, the new aspirants who want to appear in the examination of the elite services can visit the Crescent Academy’s website www.cacademy.org for details.
It may be pointed out here that Prof. Ziaul Hasan, retired Principle of Aligarh Muslim University Polytechnic, Aligarh and Mr. Mohammad Iqbal Khan, Director of Crescent Academy, Delhi, are the pathfinders of establishing, guiding and training the aspirants of various competitive examinations countrywide. They have lent their long academic and administrative experience of producing various Civil and Judicial servants for the services of the nation.
Crescent Academy, established by the renowned educationist, scholar and spiritual leader Maulana Mohammad Fazlur Rahim Mujaddidi Jaipuri in major educational centres in India. It is an offshoot of the Jamea-Tul-Hidaya, the only institution of its kind in India for Islamic Studies. (2 CN)