15-OCT-2018: AMU to celebrate Sir Syed Day with former Chief Election Commissioner of India as chief guest
Aligarh, October 15: Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, Dr S Y Quraishi will deliver the commemoration address as the chief guest on the 201st birth anniversary programme of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan on October 17, 2018 at the University's Athletics Ground. AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor will give the welcome address.
The proceedings of the day will begin with a Quran Khwani (Quranic Recitation) at the university Mosque. Prof Mansoor with senior professors and officers of the university will pay floral tributes at the Mazaar (grave) of Sir Syed after the traditional ritual of 'Chadar Poshi'.
During the commemoration ceremony, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Mansoor will inaugurate the 'Exhibition of Books and Photographs pertaining to Sir Syed Ahmad Khan' at the Sir Syed Academy. The exhibition is jointly organised by Maulana Azad Library and Sir Syed Academy.
The Vice Chancellor will present the 'Sir Syed International and National Awards of Excellence to noted scholar, Prof Christian W Troll and Mr Sanjiv Saraf (Founder Rekhta) respectively. The winners of the ?All India Essay Writing Competition? will also receive prizes from the chief guest.
Prof Seemin Hasan (Department of English) and Prof Abdur Raheem Kidwai (Director, UGC Human Resource Development Centre) will deliver special speeches during the commemoration ceremony, while BA (First year) student, Ms Aafia Rizvi and Mr Wajahat Monaf Jilani (BALLB) will also deliver speeches.
AMU Alumni Affairs Committee is also organising the annual Alumni Meet 2018 on October 16, 2018. Mr Rizwan Ahmad (IPS), former DG Police, UP will be the chief guest at the inaugural session of the Alumni Meet while Prof M Farooque (Retired), Department of Orthopaedics, AIIMS, New Delhi, Mr Rizwanur Rehman, CEO and Secretary, Maulana Educational Foundation, New Delhi, Mr J Alam (IAS), Joint Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, Prof Neelima Gupta, Vice Chancellor, CSJM University, Kanpur, Dr Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz, Vice Chancellor, MANUU, Hyderabad, Mr Tariq Chauhan, CEO, EFS Facilities Services Group, Dubai and Prof Shah Alam Khan, Department of Orthopaedics, AIIMS, New Delhi will grace the occasion as guests of honour.
AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor will preside over the function.
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