Khushboo Mirza,Pride of AMROHA and AMU Aligarh

30 Oct

When the whole India was basking in the glory of launching of Chandrayaan-1 it was also the turn of Chaugori Mohalla, a tiny, traditional Muslim neighborhood in UP’s Amroha district to take pride in the successful launching of the satellite. A daughter of the village was part of the mission Chandrayaan.

The villagers are very proud of her so much so that they have started calling it Khushboo Mirza’s village.

 

Khushboo Mirza, member of Chandrayaan-1 team
 

Khushboo Mirza was a member of the team of engineers of the Check-Out Division of Chandrayaan-I, which carried out the thermal, vacuum and assembling checks on each component of the satellite.

This 23-years-old girl has been a top ranker throughout her career right from 10th to B.Tech from Aligarh Muslim University, pointed out her brother Khushtar Mirza who himself is a B.Tech from Jamia Millia Islamia.

Being a district level player of volley ball Khushboo Mirza got admission in B. Tech at AMU through the sports quota.

TwoCircles.net called her and congratulated her on the successful launch of Chandrayaan-1.

Sharing her experience of the prestigious mission with TCN, she said she wanted to contribute to the scientific progress of India. It was since last one and half years that she had been working on this project.

“It was very exciting to be a part of ISRO’s prestigious mission Chandrayaan-1. Like any other Indian I too wanted to contribute in the Indian space science,” said Khushboo.

She pointed out that the work was distributed among the team members of the Check-Out Division of Chandrayaan-I, which carried out the thermal, vacuum and assembling checks on each component of the satellite. And being a member of that team she too checked some parts of the satellite.

She said that it was very thrilling to see the actual launching of Chandrayaan-1. After giving the command for its launch the whole team went on the roof top to actually witness the launch, she added.

So far so good. But did her being a Muslim girl ever pose any obstacle in the progress of her career?

A categorical NO was her reply.

“I am just like any other Muslim girl who follows Islam and its traditions, fasts in the month of Ramzan and celebrate Eid. My religion never came in the way of my profession. I am very proud that I am an Indian Muslim,” said she.

She also spoke on Islam and modernity. She said that Islam is completely compatible with modernity. For instance “I am an engineer working with ISRO and also a practicing Muslim. There is no conflict between the two,” she argued.

She gave an example of Aligarh to highlight the balanced relationship between Islam and modernity. At AMU there are doctors, engineers, professors but they are also Muslim with a flexible and broadminded approach towards religion, she said

She spoke at length on the fact that the city and the university (AMU) which has been her alma mater has emerged as a fine example of communal harmony. People belonging to different religion and sect are studying here. There is no clash or conflict between them.

TCN asked her about her views on the situation of Muslim women in India particularly on then index of education.
She said that it is increasingly improving. Whenever they are spoken about it is only in terms of certain stereotypes. For instance they are not educated or education among them is very less and they are completely confined to the domestic spheres.

People better avoid these stereotypes while describing Muslim women in India precisely because they are defying these categories and coming up more and more on the fore front in different walks of life she argued.

There are many opportunities in space sciences. You just need to come and grab, was the message of the young space scientist to the Muslim youths across the country.

On the Indian space programmes she said: “I hope India continues with this progress in space sciences.”

And with India you too, Khushboo Mirza. Best of luck!

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21 Responses to “Khushboo Mirza,Pride of AMROHA and AMU Aligarh”

  1. Harshad Joshi October 30, 2008 at 5:17 pm #

    मुस्लिम आतंकवादी नही होता यह तोह आजकाल हर कोई बोल रहा है, लेकिन कभी किसी मुस्लिम ने यह सोचा है की आज बहुतसे मुस्लिम लोगो को क्यों यह कहेना पड़ रहा है ‘हम आतंकवादी नही है..|’ क्यों नही उनपे कोई विश्वास नही रखता? क्यों उनपे ऊँगली उठती है?? क्यों उनके धार्मिक भावनाओको किसी भी मामूली कारण से ठेस लगती है?

    वास्तविक आजकल के पढ़े लिखे मुस्लिम युवक और युवतियोंको यह बात जान्लेनी चाहिए की उनके कोम्म मै बहुत सरे लोग आज भी मध्य युगी संस्कृति का पुरस्कार करने मै दिलचस्प है..वोह मध्य युगीन संस्कृति, जिसका महज उल्लेख करना बेहद शर्मनाक अनुभव है|

    अरे जब तुर्की, कजाकिस्तान जैसे इस्लामिक देश आज दुनिया के साथ प्रगत विचारो का साथ चल रही है, तोह भारतीय मुस्लिम लोग क्यो नही प्रगति की और जाना चाहते?? क्यों वोह सिर्फ़ जिहाद और फतवा की भाषा करते है??

    इसका उत्तर धुन्दना पड़ेगा..

    जय भारत, जय हिंद

  2. shanu November 1, 2008 at 2:03 pm #

    Bas simply I have to say
    See only One side of the Coin has been a Problem with People like. u.
    if Muslims are atankwadi then Hindus are also.got to teach them Modernity and Developement.
    Biased MEDIA/Politicians/Adminiostartion produced More atankwadi .
    Why do u try to forget the guilty of BABRI/GUJRAT/meerut /Malayna/Bhagal Pur/mumbai Riots.

  3. khalid November 3, 2008 at 11:28 am #

    dear harshad,
    you look very keen to know the answers, let me explain you, if you can understand,
    it was said that near dooms day,there will be so many muslims in count but they’ll lack in ISLAM means they will not follow the guide lines of ISLAM as it is said, they will believe in ALLAH but will not follow ISLAM in their life style, then every one will come farword to destroy them.
    this is because every one is on blaming us. ISLAM is actually a life style which says you have to speak truth, you have to be a humanity lover, you have to do your work with truth towards it, you have to eat allowed foods, you have to earn legally,you have to work legally. you have to be a true man in every walk of life.and much more… and if you divert from truth in any sphere of your life, then there is no guarantee of yours on ALLAH. and then the people like you come to ask us these questions.
    go through the history if you want much more…..
    thanks

  4. Rohit December 15, 2008 at 4:12 am #

    I read an article in India Abroad on Khushboo Mirza. I must say your success will inspire many young Indian women to dream big and reach for the stars. I commend your parents to encourage and support your ambitions. I take great pride in your achievments. Wish you all the Best.

  5. Satendra December 23, 2008 at 11:32 am #

    Hi Khusbu
    v all r proud of u

    keep it up
    G8

  6. Mohammed Arif December 30, 2008 at 3:38 am #

    We are really proud of you Khushboo being part of ISRO’s prestigious mission Chandrayaan-1

    This is going to be a huge impact on the hearts of Amroha’s people specially one’s who have been doing their professional courses; we would see some more youngsters coming up and lead it from front like you from Amroha.

    Kudos to you!

    Thanks
    Mohammed Arif
    http://www.mohammedarif.com

  7. Syed Tauqeer Haider Zaidi March 21, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    Well done Khushboo we are really proud of you.

  8. husain amrohavi May 20, 2009 at 9:36 am #

    well done khushboo keep it up .
    god bless u

  9. pankaj sharma September 8, 2009 at 10:13 am #

    Dear All

    I complete my High school from KBM AMROHA in year 1999 and khusboo done it in year i think 2000 so she is our junior in school time and as i recall she is just looking like a baby in school time and she participate all of cultural activities with her other classmates .

    I thinks “MUSALMAN JAISA KOI DHARAM NAHI AGAR IMAN HAI TO.”

  10. Syed Tauqeer Haider Zaidi October 25, 2009 at 10:47 pm #

    Keep it up Khushboo best of luck for future prospects ,may success and joy be yours everyday.

  11. HAIDER MUJTABA November 5, 2009 at 12:05 pm #

    GREAT KHUSHBOO BAJI I VERY HAPPY BECOUSE U R TOUCHING TO
    SKY…..

  12. muhammad sahil January 11, 2010 at 6:23 am #

    hi khushbu,
    i m sahil, a engineering student in indore, we have really very proud on you,make your new way to praise & raise the comminity.

  13. Sandeep gundal October 23, 2010 at 7:36 pm #

    Hiii,
    khushbu mirza. I proud of u,
    indian girl vry nice& talented
    god bless u
    god bless u
    jai meera baba
    sandeepgundal 1:03pm 23-10-2010

  14. Ram Narayan Kantiwal November 12, 2010 at 7:22 am #

    JAI MEERA BABA, JAI MEERA BABA, JAI MEERA BABA, JAI MEERA BABA, JAI MEERA BABA, JAI AMROHA KHEDA,

  15. Sandeep gundal 9468326899 December 14, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    Pepole say gud girl r found at every corner of earth but earth is round.
    But i say gud girls r found only at round 4 amroha, 4 amroha….
    Well dne khushbu,
    god bles all of u
    i m bad prsn,

  16. Mehtab khan September 6, 2011 at 2:50 am #

    I think every thing is posible just like khusbu:gr8

  17. Mumtaz Ansari@599677 October 10, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    I proud of khushboo Mirza, rely on , Allah aur kaamyabi de aapko.

  18. Mumtaz Ansari@599677 October 10, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    Allah bless you.

  19. Mr Naved Alam April 30, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    i like it…………………..you look very keen to know the answers, let me explain you, if you can understand,
    it was said that near dooms day,there will be so many muslims in count but they’ll lack in ISLAM means they will not follow the guide lines of ISLAM as it is said, they will believe in ALLAH but will not follow ISLAM in their life style, then every one will come farword to destroy them.
    this is because every one is on blaming us. ISLAM is actually a life style which says you have to speak truth, you have to be a humanity lover, you have to do your work with truth towards it, you have to eat allowed foods, you have to earn legally,you have to work legally. you have to be a true man in every walk of life.and much more… and if you divert from truth in any sphere of your life, then there is no guarantee of yours on ALLAH. and then the people like you come to ask us these questions.
    go through the history if you want much more…..
    thanks

  20. vikrant shera July 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    keep it up dear KHUSHBOO god bless you .and jai ho meera baba ki jai ho zenkha baba ki lage raho .

    • Vinay Chauhan August 29, 2014 at 8:56 am #

      Hey Vikrant r u from Amroha, I want to know some details of Merra Baba aur zenkha Baba Mandir. Please reply. You can just give me a miss call and i will call you back. Thanks in Advance

      Vinay Chauhan
      08958260823

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