AMU Felicitates Mr Tanveer Haider Usmani For His Appointment as Chairman, U P State Minorities Commission
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s vision and contribution in the development of social, cultural and educational life of common people became the biggest inspiration for Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Executive Council (EC) member, Mr Tanveer Haider Usmani after he attended a play on Sir Syed at AMU’s Kennedy Hall and now with his appointment as Chairman of the Uttar Pradesh State Minorities Commission, Mr Usmani is committed to bring the Bharat Ratna (the highest Indian civilian award) for Sir Syed.
Mr Usmani was today felicitated by AMU on his elevation as the Chairman, U P State Minorities Commission at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Auditorium.
He added, the Government of India believes that Madrasas (Islamic Schools) groom students to become good human beings who can serve the nation in the best of ways. “However, there is a need to further improve education standards of Madrasas so that students in these schools become as competitive as students of the best schools in India,” said Mr Usmani.
Mr Usmani assured that he doesn’t represent any political party. “I only represent the interests, welfare and development of all minorities in Uttar Pradesh,” he pointed out adding that my work is to make sure that minority communities are not left behind in our nation’s success story.
He said that all minority institutions need to overcome their communication gap with the State and Central governments. “I assure you that the government intends to see the progress of minorities and it is important that the minority communities utilise various government schemes meant for them,” said Mr Usmani.
AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor wished Mr Usmani health and well being, enthused with his vision for AMU and the minority communities of Uttar Pradesh.
Prof Mansoor pointed out that Mr Usmani had a succesfull career as a journalist in a national Hindi daily before becoming a Member of Legislative Council (MLC). “His association with the media continues to this day,” said the Vice Chancellor adding that AMU congratulates Mr Usmani for his new role with the U P State Minorities Commission.
Mr Usmani’s wife was also present on the occasion. Prof Javaid Akhtar (Registrar, AMU) proposed the vote of thanks and Prof F S Sherani conducted the programme.
Mr Meraj Nishat with his choir also sang a song to welcome and honour Mr Usmani.