03-APR-2019: Values of tradition and Culture lecture held at VM Hall
Aligarh, April 3: To sensitize freshers with Aligarh Muslim University's culture and tradition ,Viqarul Mulk Hall organised a lecture on 'Values of tradition and culture of Aligarh Muslim University', the Chief Guest Dr Mohsin Raza (Former President AMUSU) congratulated the organisers for reviving the culture by organizing debate and discussions on such apt topic. He appreciated the zeal and enthusiasm of all the speakers and succinctly pointed out the negativities that have crept into the present lot and stressed to work together to revive the culture of Aligarh and its pristine glory.
In his keynote address Prof Arshi Khan (Department of Political Science), while discussing the AMU culture, said that vibrant traditions were enthusiastically practised by the Aligs (AMU fraternity) which added a distinct charm to the personality of AMU students and teachers.
He emphasised on the use of wit and humour in conversations which used to be the hallmark of Aligs. He said it is need of the hour, to rise beyond petty things and revive the culture of boldness and audacity to speak the truth.
Omar Peerzada (PRO of the University), said that the Sir Syed's three-gospels of pure morality, large hearted tolerance and free enquiry students need to carry with them along with their degrees. He delineated the value of truth, and how important it is to uphold it in a place of learning.Culture is much beyond wearing just Sherwani and Topi.
AMU is going through testing times and the able leadership of the Vice Chancellor Prof Tariq Mansoor is all committed to elevate the university further. Adhering to age old practices without understanding the pulse of the time and age we live in is completely against the Aligarian culture, he added.
An alumnus Osama Shamsi insisted that student must value and introspect themselves and their duty towards their Alma Matar
He regretted the slowly disappearing use of Urdu language in daily conversations as Urdu is an important aspect of Aligarh culture. He said that without accessing the knowledge produced by ancestors in the language they were written, the understanding of legacy remains incomplete, he added.
Prof Naseem Ahmad (Provost VM Hall) in his welcome address provided historical and architectural perspective to the discussion. He shared his experiences of the campus and stressed the importance of inclusive culture.
As the event came to an end cultural secretary of VM Hall Obaidullah Azmi delivered vote of thanks and showed his gratitude to all the speakers and students.
The coordinator of the program and resident warden Dr Swahelin , Dr Qamar Alam, Dr Jibriel and Dr Shariq also graced the occasion. VM Hall cultural joint secretary Sahban Waseem conducted the proceedings.
Public Relations Office
Aligarh Muslim University