14-NOV-2018: AMU commemorates National Education Day
Aligarh, November 14: The Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) commemorated the National Education Day, the 130th birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam, first Union Minister of Education for India, in which students and research scholars from different departments participated in slogan writing, essay writing, public speaking and teaching aid preparation competitions.
Speaking on 'Sir Syed-Maulana Azad and Aligarh', the Chief-Guest, Prof Asghar Abbas (Retd Prof, Department of Urdu) said that both were great personalities of Indian history who brought common Indians to modern education.
"Maulana Azad championed the cause of Indian Nationalist movement and like Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, he understood the correlation between education and nation's development and strongly advocated free and compulsory education for children," said Prof Abbas.
Delivering the welcome address, Prof Mohammad Parvez (Chairman, Department of Education) spoke on the contributions of Maulana Azad. "He knew that India was a nation with a broad cultural spectrum and hence needed educated citizens to participate in nation-building tasks," he said.
Prof Nabi Ahmad proposed the vote of thanks.
The National Education Day was also commemorated in the AMU Girls School. "Students participated in essay writing, card making and slogan writing competitions on the occasion, "said Mrs Amna Malik (Principal). Students also delivered speeches on strengthening education systems and raising the quality of education, said Mrs Rabia Bano (Vice Principal).
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