02-OCT-2019: Lecture on Sir Syed, MAO College and Aligarh Muslim University
ALIGARH October 2: "If you know the hard work and sacrifice put in to build Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), then you cannot think of harming it even in your dreams. Today the students of AMU are not aware of the history of the institution and the sacrifices of its founders", said Prof Shakeel Samdani of the Department of Law, while speaking on "Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, MAO College and Aligarh Muslim University" at the Department of Political Science.
Prof Samdani said that Sir Syed had tried to change the mind-set of Indians, especially Muslims, and shifted their focus on modern education and scientific temperament. Sir Syed visited England, and on his return, he tried to replicate the pattern of Oxford and Cambridge in Aligarh. Sir Syed was a far-sighted and courageous man who showed exemplary courage by saving the lives of many British women and children during the revolt of 1857, he added.
Recalling the journey from MAO College to AMU, Prof Samdani said that Muslims gave a substantial amount to the British and only then they were permitted to upgrade MAO College to AMU. So, everyone must see the university is on the way Sir Syed wanted. He advised the students to do something which may benefit the university.
Prof Nigar Zubairi, Chairperson, Department of Political Science, while welcoming the guests, said that students must be aware of the history of their university. Dr Parvez Alam conducted the programme and Prof Mohib Ul Haque proposed a vote of thanks.
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Related PicturesProf Shakeel Samdani with Dept of Political Science teachers and students