09-MAY-2018: Two-day national seminar on Sir Syed concludes
ALIGARH May 9: Addressing the valedictory function of the two-day national seminar on "Sir Syed's Contribution to the National Integration and Inter-religious Understanding", organized by Sir Syed Academy, Aligarh Muslim University, Prof Shan Mohammad said that the aftermath of 1857 revolt had shaken up Sir Syed and he had understood that for Indians there was only one way to empower themselves and that was the knowledge of technology and modern sciences. He worked for the propagation of modern education among Indians when a large number of Indians nurtured an antagonistic attitude towards western education. In such an adverse condition, Sir Syed started his educational movement and launched two periodicals, The Aligarh Institute Gazette and Tahzibul Akhlaq, to popularize his mission, added Prof Mohammad.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Shakeel Samdani urged the people to connect with the spirit of Sir Syed's vision and adopt his great ideals.
Prof Samdani said that we should focus on opening new institutions to bring education to the doorsteps of marginalized.
Mufti Mohammad Zahid Ali, Department of Theology also expressed his views.
In his valedictory speech, Prof Syed Ali Mohammad Naqvi, Director, Sir Syed Academy, thanked the Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor for his patronage and support in organizing the seminar. He said that all the research papers presented during the two-day seminar will be published as a collection, later.
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Related PicturesProf Shakeel Samdani addressing the valedictory session of the Seminar on Sir Syed at Sir Syed Academy AMU
Prof Ali Mohammad Naqvi, Director Sir Syed Academy addressing the valedictory session of the Seminar on Sir Syed Ahmad Khan at Sir Syed Academy AMU