Only a few people in the history of civilizations have made an everlasting impact as huge as Mahatma Gandhi. To pay tribute to the Father of the Nation who was a pivot behind India’s struggle for freedom against British rule, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) celebrated ‘Gandhi Jayanti’ (Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary) at the varsity’s Maulana Azad (MA) Library.
Maulana Azad Library
As part of world-wide Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s Bicentenary Celebrations, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), High Commission of India; Urdu Speaking Union, Mauritius and Aligarh Muslim University Alumni Association (AMUAA), Mauritius organised a series of events which included exhibitions of calligraphy paintings and sculptures, a release of ‘Commemorative Day Cover’ by Mauritius Post and a two-day academic conference on the life and works of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Indian Culture (IGCIC), Mauritius.
In a new accolade which distinguishes research standards of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) from other institutions, ProQuest, an American publisher has awarded the varsity for the highest International Theses Database known as PQDT (ProQuest Theses and Dissertation) usage during the year 2015-16.
Dr Nabi Hasan, Librarian, Maulana Azad Library, AMU has received the award from Mr Sanjay Rajan of the ProQuest.
A delegation from the North Carolina University, USA recently visited the Maulana Azad Library of Aligarh Muslim University. The visiting delegation, which had students, was led by North Carolina University faculty members Prof Taj Afroz and Prof John Caldwell.
Aligarh Muslim University Librarian, Dr Nabi Hasan, who received the delegation, said that the visiting students took keen interest in the collections and services of the library.
The Maulana Azad (MA) Library, Aligarh Muslim University recently felicitated Dr Vaishali Sharma for qualifying the UPSC exams. Dr Sharma attended the felicitation ceremony with her father, Mr G K Sharma.
Dr Sharma has secured the first rank in hearing disabled category and an overall 743rd rank in the recently announced UPSC results. She depended on all the study material from the MA Library and would attend the Library daily for her study schedule.
The announcement of the UPSC results this week brought great cheer to more than a 1,000 candidates and their families across the country. The moment of celebration was sweeter in the residence of Mr G K Sharma, an Ex- Land Development Bank Officer and his wife, who live in the Vikas Colony of Sasni Gate area in Aligarh.
A 17-member delegation from the University of Muhammadiya Malang, East Java, Indonesia today visited the Aligarh Muslim University on an educational tour and for a possible educational tie-up with AMU.
The Department of Library and Information Science, Aligarh Muslim University organized a farewell function in the honour of Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah (Veteran), Vice-Chancellor, A.M.U and also honoured Prof Shabahat Husain on the occasion of his superannuation in the Cultural Hall, Maulana Azad Library. On the occasion professional colleagues of Prof Hussain from India and abroad also brought out a festschrift volume titled “Information Access in Knowledge Society: Changing Paradigms” in his honour.
Priceless belongings with sentimental values of India’s first education minister and freedom fighter, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad were today donated to Aligarh Muslim University by his grand niece, Mrs Husnara Naheed Salim, who had jointly inherited the belongings with her brother Mr Nadim and sisters Mrs Nikhat and Mrs Ishrat from her uncle and Maulana Azad’s nephew, Mr Nooruddin Ahmed.