19-OCT-2016: Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (Veteran) recently released 'Al-Viqar-2016', annual hall magazine of Viqarul Mulk Hall.
While releasing the magazine, the Vice Chancellor said that annual hall magazines are part of rich literary tradition of AMU, reflective of literary talent in university hostels.
He congratulated Professor Shadab Khurshid, Provost and the editorial board of the magazine for their enthusiasm and insight in bringing out this publication.
While appreciating the efforts to include a unique and rare collection of glimpses of Viqarul Mulk Hall since 1939, Gen Shah said that the magazine supports high literary standards.
Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Vice-President of India and former AMU Vice Chancellor has also extended his best wishes and lauded efforts to publish 'Al-Viqar 2016.'
Prof Shadab Khurshid, Provost of the Hall said that with the help and guidance of the Vice Chancellor, he is always trying to improve residential condition of the Hall and to create a conducive environment to nurture talent.
"AMU is a fountain head of a distinct culture that springs from the fusion of tradition and modernity and AMU students are ambassadors of the university's cultural and intellectual legacy", added Prof Khurshid.
AMU scholar, Dr Zulfiqar Sheth, Head, Editorial Board congratulated Mr Affan Masud, editor and entire editoral team and thanked Prof Syed Ahmad Ali, Censor of English magazine and Dr Md Ehteshamuddin, Censor of Urdu magazine. He said that this magazine exhibited the literary acumen of our students and it will go a long way in preserving our shared culture.
Md Tanweer Anwar, Senior Hall, said that the culture and literary activities are effective tools for self-confidence and self-reliance.
On this occasion, Dr Md Ehteshamuddin, Warden; Dr Mohd Tariq Sami, Warden and Md Tanweer Anwar, Senior Hall were also present.