20-OCT-2016: The Murshidabad Centre of Aligarh Muslim University recently celebrated the 199th Birth Anniversary of AMU founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan with all traditional gaiety and charm.
Chief Guest, Dr Abhijeet Mukhurjee, Member of Parliament and AMU Court Member said that it is high time people from all walks of life should come together for the development of the Centre. He added that despite being one of the largest districts of West Bengal, Murshidabad is still deprived of any full-fledged university.
Dr Mukhurjee emphasized that quality education is the hallmark of AMU and it should not be compromised at any cost.
Supporting the idea of establishment of a school at the Centre, Dr Mukhurjee said that the school will act as a feeder institution for the Centre attracting local students. He assured all possible help and support for this purpose. He also suggested that there is a dire need for starting and encouraging student exchange program at the Centre in collaboration with other institutes of higher learning.
Dr Badaruddoza, Director Murshidabad Centre welcomed the distinguished guests, alumni, teachers, students and non-teaching staff to the event. He stated that the students of Murshidabad are not only 'Aligs' but are in fact 'Murshid-e-Alig' and hence they share a greater responsibility towards the society at large.
He pointed out that just getting degrees and getting hired for corporate jobs will not suffice. "It is the duty of every student and faculty member of Murshidabad Centre to strive hard towards community development and eradication of illiteracy from the region," said Dr Badaruddoza.
Expressing gratitude towards the Honorable President of India, Mr Pranab Mukhurjee, the Murshidabad Centre Director said it was with the blessings of Honorable President that the Centre was established and is being run under his noble guardianship.
He added that students of the Centre have got tremendous talent and the alumni from the Centre are performing well in various fields across the globe.
He informed the gathering that during the last one year, the Centre has successfully got recognition from National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) for its B Ed program and Bar Council of India (BCI) for the BALLB course. He urged the students to study the life history of Sir Syed, to draw lessons and to implement the learning in their day-to-day life.
The Guest of Honour, Mr Badaruddoza Khan, Member of Parliament and AMU Court Member expressed happiness over the manner in which the Centre is being administered. He stated that though the Centre has progressed in many fields but the real objectives for its establishment will only be met with sufficient funding.
The Guest of Honour, Mr Md Sohrab, Ex-MLA Jangipur congratulated the entire Alig community on this occasion. He urged the students to have the best skills, required by corporate and industries.
Dr Gurudas Gupta, Director MDI Murshidabad said that every student should introspect that whether they are the true followers of Sir Syed or not. He added that to be successful in life, students should focus on gaining knowledge and excelling in academics and developing a sense of social responsibility towards the society.
He further said that institutions like AMU and MDI are built on edifice of strong personalities like Sir Syed and it is the responsibility of each and every member of these institutions to follow them.
AMU Alumni and President of Old Boys Association Behrampore, Mr K G Murtuza expressed the desire to work more closely with the Murshidabad Centre. He said that SS Day is the occasion to revitalize the bond of 'Alig Fraternity'.
Industrialist Mr Shajahan Biswas committed to contribute towards the construction of a couple of rooms in the proposed boys and girls hostel.
Mr B B Chattoraj, CO Suti expressed his desire to see the Centre getting transformed into a university soon as envisioned initially.
Ms Hafsa, B Ed First Year student mesmerized the audience with a beautiful song. Mr Irfan Karimi, MBA Final year student expressed his thoughts on Sir Syed and Aligarh Movement.
Prizes for various co-curricular events held under Sir Syed Week were also distributed among the students.
The program was conducted by Assistant Professors Dr Aminul Haque and Ms Shaheen Parveen while Dr Nigmananda Biswas, Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration proposed the vote of thanks.