Aligarh: In recognition of his positive efforts towards the betterment of society, Dr Saleem Mohammad Khan, MD student with the Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) has reached the United States of America (USA) to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) of the Department of State, USA.
He was invited by Bryce A Isham, First Secretary, U.S. Embassy of America, New Delhi, to join the course.
Dr Saleem will be working under the IVLP’s ‘US Society and Culture’ project to concentrate on how religious minorities and other communities in the U.S. have incorporated into the mainstream in order to make meaningful contributions to society.
During the programme, he will get to study and understand how religious thoughts and practices have influenced American democracy and how conflicts have been resolved by interfaith initiatives.
Dr Saleem has been involved throughout the country in meaningful community service. He runs an NGO that works for disadvantaged and marginalized sections.
He has organised medical relief camps in disaster hit areas of Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Nepal, Kerela and Bihar. He regularly organises blood donation camps.
“It is an honour that one of our students is attending the IVLP in USA. We hope the experience of Dr Saleem with the program will help him work more efficiently in India,” said Prof Anees Ahmad, Chairperson, Department of Community Medicine.