AMU Mourns Prof Hamida’s Demise
Glowing tributes were paid to Professor Hamida Ahmad (former Chairperson, Department of Psychology and former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences), at a condolence meeting organised by the department of psychology ,Aligarh Muslim university today after a
Addressing the condolence meeting, AMU acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Abdul Munir described Professor Hamida as an able administrator and distinguished academic.
Recalling his association with Professor Hamida when Dr P K Abdul Aziz was the Vice Chancellor he exhorted present teachers to emulate her dedication and commitment and make Prof Hamida as a role model.
Professor Javaid Akhter, Regsitrar, AMU said that the best way to pay respect to the departed soul will be to carry forward her missionary zeal by contributing towards academics and research.
Professor (Hafiz) M Ilyas Khan, Chairperson, Department of Psychology said that AMU holds Professor Hamida in a colossal stature and she will be remembered for her excellent academic and research career which will inspiring generations to come. He added that Professor Hamida was a debater at par and a traditional Alig (AMU alumna).
Recollecting fond memories of the deceased, Professor Mohd Zahid, Dean, Faculty of Arts said that Professor Hamida will always be alive with the academic and research work, she has left with us. He added that the present students and the students to come will always benefit from her academic contribution.
Professor Akbar Hussain in an emotional note shared a conversation he had with Professor Hamida during her last days. “She told me that illness has a meaning in life and one should not surrender,” she fought bravely with her illness till her last breath.
Dr Mohd Shahid said the void left with Professor Hamida’s demise cannot be filled. He added that Professor Hamida was a woman of great will power and carried a balance between her personal and professional life.
While reading the condolence message and the meeting resolution, Prof Shamim Ahmad Ansari, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences said that besides being a dynamic and versatile personality with all round excellence, Professor Hamida was a great human being and a philanthropist. He added that the deceased will be remembered with love and respect. “AMU fraternity deeply mourns the demise of Professor Hamida,” said Professor Shamim.
Dr Reshama Jamal conducted the programme. A two minute silence was also observed to pay respect to the departed soul.
Meanwhile, UGC HRDC, AMU also conducted a condolence meeting to mourn the demise of Professor Hamida in which Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Director, UGC HRDC, AMU, who is presently in Leicester, UK sent a condolence message.
In the message, Professor Kidwai urged the AMU community to pray for the family of departed soul in their sorrowful moments of bereavement and grief.
Dr Faiza Abbasi, Assistant Director, UGC HRDC, AMU said that Professor Hamida was an ideal academic, inspiring leader and an AMU Alumna to proud of.