Press Releases I Thursday, April 01, 2021

Dr. Azad Moopen appointed as Chairman of Social Advancement Foundation of India (SAFI)

Dr. Azad Moopen takes over as the Chairman of Social Advancement Foundation of India (SAFI) from Mr. C.H. Abdul Raheem...

Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, has assumed the stewardship of Social Advancement Foundation of India (SAFI). He, along with the transformation committee will be striving towards the SAFI Mission 2030, under the mentorship and guidance of Dr. P. Mohamed Ali (Galfar), Chairman Emeritus.

Dubai, UAE, 1 April, 2021: The new committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. Azad Moopen, has assumed the stewardship of Social Advancement Foundation of India (SAFI). The other office bearers are Mr. P. K. Ahammed and Dr. P. A. Ibrahim Haji as Vice Chairmen, Mr. C. P. Kunhi Mohammed as Treasurer, Mr. M. A. Mehaboob as General Secretary and Dr. Amir Ahmed as the Joint Secretary. Dr P Mohamed Ali shall be the Chairman Emeritus of SAFI.

The SAFI Mission 2030 Transformation Committee shall be headed by Mr. C.H. Abdul Raheem as the President and, Mr. Ameer Ahamed, Dr. Abdussalam Ahmad, Mr. K.V. Abdul Azeez and Mrs. Khadeeja Z. Mohamed Ali as Vice Presidents.

SAFI was established in 2001 with a vision to ensure educational and leadership empowerment of the community. The SAFI Institute of Advanced Studies with its excellent infrastructure at the sprawling Vazhayoor campus offers 12 Undergraduate and 6 Postgraduate programs with over 1500 students currently.

The newly appointed office bearers will actively work with the Transformation Committee to achieve the following goals by 2025:

  • Establish an Autonomous Degree Granting College by 2025.
  • Set up an Open Distance Learning (ODL) platform.
  • Establish a Leadership Academy and HR Institute to provide opportunities for Civil Service Exams, Young Global Leadership programmes etc.
  • Establish Centers of Excellence in areas like Artificial Intelligence, Social Sciences, Journalism etc.

The Executive Committee has chalked out a development program with a budget of INR 25 Crores to be implemented over the next 5 years. The required funds for the initiatives have already been committed by the trustees of SAFI.

About Social Advancement Foundation of India (SAFI)

SAFI is a charitable trust championed by a group of educationists, philanthropists and social activists for accelerating the pace of social empowerment through quality education, professional research and focused training for capacity building of community leaders. The spirit of SAFI’s mission centers around the ardent desire and deep commitment towards social transformation of backward sections of the society into a more progressive and resilient social fabric in order to survive and progress at the same pace as that of other sections of the society. It also implies strict adherence to high ethical and moral values and the basic lessons of intellectual freedom.

SAFI Institute of Advanced Study is situated in Vazhayoor Panchayat, in the Malappuram district of Kerala, about 15 kms from Calicut Airport. The campus was dedicated to the nation on 11 Nov, 2011 by Shri Hamid Ansari, then Hon’ble Vice President of India. Now it has grown into a major center of excellence in education with 12 Undergraduate and 6 Postgraduate programs with 1500 students on the roll out, of which 58% are girl students from backward areas.