[Nowehra Shaik at 'All India Mahila Empowerment Party (MEP)' launch function on Sunday November 12, 2017 in New Delhi. (MEP/Facebook)]
New Delhi: Dr. Nowhera Shaik, Founder and CEO of Heera Group of Companies who also runs schools and colleges for girls in Tirupati entered politics with a star studded mega launch of 'All India Mahila Empowerment Party (MEP)' in New Delhi on Sunday November 12, 2017.
Among others who were present for the Mahila Empowerment Party (MEP) organised at The Lalit in New Delhi included cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin, tennis star Sania Mirza, film stars Sunil Shetty, Bobby Deol, Aftab Shivdasani, Zeenat Aman, Poonam Dhillon, choreographer Farah Khan and Urdu Poetess Lata Haya.
"The All India Mahila Empowerment Party is a result of realizations in the past of engagement in issues concerning women. Ultimate change can be made possible only through organizing as a movement making things clear and be demanding from the authorities to ensure women rights and gender justice. Working under the banner JUSTICE FOR HUMANITY, this party leaves no little room for doubts and questions", Nowhera Shaik while addressing the launch event.
"A sound society which recognizes equality of all its members can only build a healthy and strong nation. Empowering women is a means towards the empowerment of the larger society and the nation", she added.
"It is the concern towards the issues of women that led into forming the All India Mahila Empowerment Party. The indispensability of politics in addressing social concerns is what prompted into forming of the party, MEP devoted to the course of gender justice and empowerment of women. Realized how the male oriented social set up is limiting the development of faculties of women making them unaware and unable of self-recognition and independent existence", she said.
She also said that her party will work for every section of the society irrespective of cast, creed, religion and gender.
[Tennis Star Sania Mirza, Farah Khan and others at the All India Mahila Empowerment Party (MEP) in New Delhi on Sunday November 12, 2017. (MEP/Facebook)]
Stating that even after 70 years of independence a huge majority in the country is living in acute poverty, MEP President Nowhera Shaik vowed to work for the social, educational and economical empowerment of the people - especially the downtrodden.
"Our aim is to make India Sone Ki Chidya - The Golden Bird, once again", she vowed.
Hailing from Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, Nowhera Shaik was born to Shaik Mohiuddin Saheb Kolkar and Shaik Balkij in 1973.
Nowehra Shaik started her ventures in the field of education when she was 19 by giving lessons in religion and scriptures to girl students. Starting with just six girl student, she however established in 1988 a world class educational institution in Tirupati near the famous Tirupati Temple.
She later founded Heera Group of Companies which besides engaging in construction, textiles, food, online mart and other industries is also trading in gold. The group has thousands of members and stakeholders in India and abroad especially the Middle East.
"Ultimate change can be made possible only through organised movement, making things clear and be demanding from the authorities to ensure women rights and gender justice", Mohammed Aaqil, a close aide of MEP President Nowhera Shaik, told ummid.com while pointing out that All India Mahila Empowerment Party (MEP) is a result of Nowhera Shaik's commitment towards the society and the country,
"Working with the slogan JUSTICE FOR HUMANITY, our aim is to build a sound society which recognizes equality of citizens and their fundamental rights", he added.
[Film stars Bobby Deol, Aftab Shivdsani and others at the All India Mahila Empowerment Party (MEP) in New Delhi on Sunday November 12, 2017. (MEP/Facebook)]
However, Nowhera Shaik's career has not been without controvery. In fact, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Assaduddin Owaisi had filed a complaint against her in the year 2012. In his complaint against Nowhera Shaik, Owaisi had alleged that she was cheating people on a large scale by inviting investments for her company.
Eyebrows were also raised by some when people associated with the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) - a RSS affiliate, were seen surrounding MEP president Nowhera Shaik at the party launch function in New Delhi on Sunday.
Recently Nowehra Shaik was in news when she received a couple of awards at business summits in India and Dubai, and her photos with former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Union Minister of Foreign Affairs Sushma Swaraj, MoS Home Kiran Rijju and Telangana state ministers and political leaders were widely circulated in the social media..