Former Indian President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today delivered the commemoration address as the chief guest on the bicentennial birth celebrations of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan at the university’s Athletics Ground.
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
As Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) geared up for the Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s Bicentenary celebrations, Professor Mohammad Asim Siddiqui from the university’s Department of English and Dr Rahat Abrar, the Director of Urdu Academy, AMU set out on a project for paying tributes to Sir Syed in a unique way.
It was walking down the memory lane for Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) alumni from different parts of the world as they reconnected with their alma mater at the Sir Syed Bicentenary AMU Alumni Meet—2017. The two-day meet began on October 15, 2017 at the university’s Kennedy Auditorium and will conclude with a valedictory function on October 16, 2017.
Professor S R Hashim, Chairperson with the Institute of Human Development, Giri Institute of Developmental Studies and Indian Association of Social Science Institutions—IASSI delivered the ‘Sir Syed Memorial Lecture’ on ‘Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: A Visionary with a Mission’ at the Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
The lecture was organised by the Sir Syed Bicentenary Celebrations Committee and the Department of English.
The Sir Syed Bicentenary Celebrations Committee, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organised a symposium on ‘Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: Educationist and Social Reformer’ at the Mangalayatan University (MU) in Aligarh.
The chief guest, Brigadier Dr Pradeep Singh Siwach (Vice Chancellor, MU) urged the varsity students to follow Sir Syed’s works and contribute to the society in ways that Sir Syed did.
The Aligarh Alumni Association, Washington DC (AAAWDC) organized a series of events to commemorate bicentennial celebrations of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan at the Turkish American Community Centre, Washington DC. AAAWDC is the oldest organization of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) alumni in the USA.
The Aligarh Muslim University, Murshidabad Centre Director Dr. Badaruddoza was present at the ‘Orientation Programme’ for the newly admitted MBA students at its Murshidabad Centre.
Welcoming the fresh batch of MBA students, Dr. Badaruddoza said since AMU with its distinct culture is unique, the newly admitted students have an onus of carrying forward AMU founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s legacy.
He added that today is a day when the normal student start feeling importance of being an “ALIG” (AMU Student).
Under the auspicious Sir Syed Bicentenary celebrations, a seminar was organized at the Krishna International School, Aligarh in which Professor Asfar Ali Khan, Officer on Special Duty at the AMU Vice Chancellor’s office, participated as the Chief Guest.
“Promotion of modern education was the core agenda of Sir Syed and he relentlessly worked for empowering the marginalized sections of India with modern scientific knowledge”, said Prof. Asmer Beg, Chairman, department of Political Science while addressing a seminar on “Sir Syed, MAO College and Communal Harmony” organized by the Sarojini Naidu Hall of residence for girls in Aligarh Muslim University.