RIYADH, 19 October 2006 — Bharatiya International Society for Welfare and Solidarity (BISWAS) honored Professor Mohammed Al-Turaiki, who received King Abdul Aziz medal from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, and Cheman Shaik, inventor of the US patent-winning advanced encryption algorithm for information security, here. Rajeev Shahare, deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of India, was the chief guest.
Society’s President Wakil Ahmed welcomed the guests and Secretary Obaidur Rahman reviewed its activities. “BISWAS mainly supports and encourages basic education for poor and needy students in India. Besides, it works for the promotion of social welfare, health services and awareness campaigns,” Rahman said. Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association President Misbahul Arfin, Yara International School Principal Asima Saleem and Jayachandran, coordinator of International Indian Public School’s special care center greeted the achievers. Al-Turaiki expressed his willingness to dedicate one of his publications to highlight the country’s heritage and civilization.
Shaik elaborated how his algorithm made the critical information and passwords secure from the Internet hackers and how it made the credit card usage safe. He also spoke about the technique adopted in his algorithm to protect information from being hacked. Shahare spoke about the scientific achievements of Al-Turaiki and his humanitarian services. Society Treasurer Moidur Rahman gave vote of thanks.