24-OCT-2020: Sir Syed Day celebrations at Malappuram Centre
Aligarh, October 24: "Sir Syed was an avid reformer, who worked passionately to build scientific thought among common people and promoted rationalistic interpretations," said former Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor, Professor P K Abdul Azis.
He was speaking as the Chief Guest of the online Sir Syed Day celebrations held at the Malappuram Centre of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
Prof Abdul Azis added that the supreme interest of Syed's life was education-in its widest sense. Sir Syed wanted to create scientific temperament among Indians and to make the western knowledge of science available to them.
He shed light on how Sir Syed's vision of higher education imparting institution.
The keynote speaker, Professor Emeritus, Dr Farhatullah Khan delineated socio-political and economic conditions prevalent in the 19th Century India and Sir Syed's advocacy for holistic education and personality development of students.
Prof M Shakeel Ahmed Samdani, Dean, Faculty of Law elucidated the initiatives taken by Sir Syed for the conduct of Civil Services Examination in India and the proposal of the smallpox vaccination bill.
Prof Asmer Beg (Department of Political Science) discussed Sir Syed's role as a great social reformer and a historian.
Speaking on Sir Syed's vision, Dr Faisal KP, Director, Malappuram AMU Centre said that Sir Syed was an educationist, a writer with a sense of mission, thinker with eyes set on a bright future for his countrymen and a historian with insights into social dynamics.
Mr Ghalib Nashter, Mr Shefequrrehman KV and Dr Mohammad Basheer delivered speeches on teachings, philosophy, works and mission of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.
Dr Shahnawaz Ahmed Malik delivered the welcome address, while Syed Ahmed Saad and M Shakeel Ahmed extended the vote of thanks.
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