23-OCT-2019: Rich tribute paid to Sir Syed
ALIGARH October 23: "Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was the first Indian Muslim who responded to the call for scientific advancement and led the community from darkness to the light of awakening and enlightenment", said Dr Umer Thasneem, a faculty member, University of Calicut (Kerala) while addressing students at the Sir Syed commemorative meeting held at AMU Malappuram Centre, Kerala.
"Sir Syed turned all the adversities into advantage and led Indian society towards educational gains. Aligarh Muslim University is not simply an institution but a global movement for achieving human excellence through academic pursuits. Sir Syed made the society to consider professional excellence and produce leaders instead of petty workers and labourers", he added.
Earlier, welcoming the guests, Dr Faisal KP, Director of the Centre said that AMU has succeeded in translating one of Sir Syed's dreams into reality by establishing three off campus centres in Kerala, West Bengal and Bihar. He urged the AMU fraternity to come together for the development of these Centres through philanthropic acts.
AMU alumni Advocate Moideen PC, Dr V U Seethi, Mr Adil Aziz, along with Mr Khizer Zameer, Senior Hall (Boys) and Ms Deeba Fatima, Senior Hall (Girls) spoke on the occasion.
A series of cultural and literary events were organized on this occasion and prizes were distributed to the winners.
The AMU centres at Murshidabad Centre (West Bengal) and Kishanganj (Bihar) also organised commemorative functions to pay rich tributes to the founder of the University.
At AMU, the Begum Azeezun Nisa Hall of residence for girls organized its first Sir Syed day function with noted pediatrician, Dr Hameeda Tariq as the chief guest and Professor Syeda Nuzhat Zeba and Professor Seemin Hasan, former chairpersons, department of English, as the guests of honour.
AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor, who was also present on the occasion, fondly remembered the founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan's mother, Begum Azeezun Nisa for her great teachings. He hoped that the new hall will emerge as a model residential complex for girls.
Dr Hameeda Tariq shared several anecdotes from Sir Syed's life and urged teachers and students to work for realizing the founder's dreams.
Professor Seemin Hasan paid rich tributes to Sir Syed's mother who played a significant role in molding and shaping his personality. She urged the students to prepare themselves for the challenging world.
Professor Syeda Nuzhat Zeba said that Sir Syed came 200 years ago as a harbinger of hope for the deprived and as a Messiah for the downtrodden community. She urged the students to utilize the facilities for achieving excellence in life.
Earlier, Professor Subuhi Khan, Provost of the hall, welcomed the guests and highlighted the achievements of students.
Winners of various literary and cultural events were given prize while Cultural Secretary, Ms Naghma Shamim displayed a portrait of Sir Syed made by her.
Warden Incharge, Ms Alisha Ibkar supervised the programme while Joint Hall Monitor, Ms Fabeha Ahmad and Senior Literary Monitor, Ms Yusra Khan conducted the programme. Dr GhazalaYasmin, General Warden proposed a vote of thanks.
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Related PicturesAMU VC Prof Tariq Mansoor and Dr Hameeda Tariq at Sir Syed day function at Begum Azeezun Nisa Hall of girls
AMU Malappuram Centre Director Dr Faisal KP handing over Memento to Dr Umer Thasneem
Faculty members and students with the chief guest Dr Umer Thasneem