Udupi: The renovated Siddiq-e-Akbar Jamia Mosque at Udyavar was inaugurated by Maulana Ubedullah Nadvi, founder of Zia Educational Trust recently. The masjid was renovated at a cost of Rs 1 crore. A formal stage programme was held at Halima Sabju auditorium, Udyavar.
Maulana Ubedulla Nadvi in his keynote address said that mosques should not be confined only to Namaz but should also be learning centres of social commitment.
Minister of sports, fisheries and district in charge Pramod Madhwaraj, Kaup MLA Vinay Kumar Sorake, Davangere east zone IGP Dr M A Saleem, Udyavar Juma Masjid Imam Maulana Abdul Rashid Rehmani, Udyavar St Xavier church parish priest Fr Dr Roque D'Souza, Karnataka minority development corporation president M A Gafoor, Udupi zilla panchayat president Dinker Babu, former MLA Lalaji R Mendon, Udyavar grama panchayat president Sugandhi Shekar, vice president Riaz Palli, businessman F M Yakoob Khan, Malpe Masjid president Abdul Sattar Azeez, Udyavar Muslim Unity president Afzal Rashid, Udyavar Muslim young men's association president Mohammed Suhail were present as guests of honour.