Shikwa e zulmat e shab say to kahin behtar tha
Apnay hisay ki shama jalatay jatay
(Far better than lamenting against the hardships of dark nights
Is lighting candles of your own as you travel through) Ahmad Faraz
MAAHIR is an organisation of professionals from Hyderabad- Deccan and its surrounding regions (the erstwhile Nizam state) who have settled in the United Kingdom but retain a strong emotional and cultural bond with Hyderabad. The idea was conceived in discussions over a short period of time by the core group members who realised that migrants from Hyderabad were all highly educated and well established in various professional fields and were spread across Great Britain.
For such a group to come together on one platform would be really useful as the combined resources would benefit people in Hyderabad and also new migrants looking to settle in the United Kingdom. The candles that we hope to light will illuminate the path for the generations to follow- and represent our attempt at giving back to society what we have gained through a kind providence and through the help that we received from our own benefactors.
To our delight from the first discussions to actually launching the group was but a short step and over the first month since the original idea was floated we had a group of 150 dedicated professionals from Hyderabad with a wide representation of specialties (IT professionals, Doctors, Academics, Finance Managers, Architects, and Immigration Consultants… the list keeps growing).