The Muslim community in the state witnessed commendable progress in the past 25 years, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here on Wednesday.
Speaking after inaugurating the 60th anniversary proclamation meeting of Sunni Yuvajana Sangham (SYS), he said that the role of such organisations was significant in this achievement.
The state is a model for other states in communal harmony, he added.
IUML state president Panakkad Hyderali Shihab Thangal announced that the 60th anniversary celebrations of SYS will be held in Kasargod on April 4, 5 and 6. He exhorted the community members to live in true spirit of Islamic principles.
‘’Islam preaches love and harmony and do not support hatred,’’ he said.
‘’As the Muslims of Kerala are true followers of Islam, the state has never fallen in the trap of extremism or communal hatred,’’ he added.
Industries Minister P K Kunhalikutty, Education Minister P K Abdu Rabb, Panchayat Minister M K Muneer, Urban Affairs Minister Manjalamkuzhy Ali, PWD Minister Ebrahim Kunju and Government Chief Whip P C George attended the function.
Abdu Samad Pookottoor and Thonnakkal Jamal spoke on the occasion.