Dr. Shabana Salim , heading the Urdu Department of Our Own English High School , Sharjah ( Boys’) since 2008 was conferred with the prestigious ‘Woman of the Millennium’ Award on 21st October ,2018 at Karnal ( Haryana) , India. Her unstinted efforts to make a difference in the lives of the disadvantaged, especially children made her nomination stand out. She has been associated with Anwar –Ul Uloom, an organization initiated by her grandfather in the year 1975 at Bhopal, India. From a mere handful , it now houses 250 students wherein the light of knowledge is imparted to children from the lower strata of society . She ascribes her true success when she sees her former students well placed and successful coming back and educating the ones who are still mid-way.
She believes it is a humble initiative on her part in contributing her mite to humanity .