As President of Maulana Azad Education Society (MAES), Padmashree Mrs. Fatma Rafiq Zakaria worked hand-in-hand with the late Dr. Rafiq Zakaria as the society grew from strength to strength. New buildings, infrastructure, quality in every aspect and development of each institute taking each one forward are the hallmark of Mrs. Zakaria’s contribution to Dr. Rafiq ZakariaCampus and a glowing tribute to the memory of the great scholar-politician, educationist and crusader for secular values. The inspiration to create a world-class campus is observed in every aspect of operation in the Campus.
In recognition of her sterling contribution to education and literature, the President of India has conferred on Mrs. Fatma Rafiq Zakaria, the prestigious Padma Shri award in January 2006. In a nation that is growing with rapid strides, gaining respect as a global player for its capability, human potential, collective strength and steadfast determination, the society wishes to make a significant contribution to educating youthful citizens with a drive to emerge as future leaders.