16-OCT-2016: Round the Year Exhibition "Sir Syed Ahmad Khan-Glimpses of M.A.O. College and Aligarh Muslim University" at Moinuddin Ahmad Art Gallery
Aligarh, October 16: Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah, Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University inaugurated a Round the Year Exhibition "Sir Syed Ahmad Khan-Glimpses of M.A.O. College and Aligarh Muslim University" at Moinuddin Ahmad Art Gallery to mark the Sir Syed Bi-centenary Celebrations2016-17. This exhibition conveys the vision and mission of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, MAO College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh Movement and its glorious past which contains rare photographs of heritage buildings, important events and occasions as well as the portraits of Sir Syed and his associates who contributed in building this institution.
Sir Syed Ahmad khan is widely acknowledged as one of the makers of Modern India due to his revolutionary endeavor to impart modern and scientific education among those who deserved the most, the Muslims of British India. His immense contribution in the development of modern and scientific education influenced Mahatma Gandhi to the extent that he acknowledged Sir Syed as the Prophet of Education.
Sir Syed, a great visionary, contemplated the journey of his life as an indefinite struggle to the cause of the educational awakening of Indian Muslims. His great efforts culminated in the shape of a spectacular educational institution, the MAO College which he founded at Aligarh in 1877. The foundation of MAO College proved to be the landmark in the history of educational development in India as the College grew into an institution, the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University, presently the institution of national importance as the Constitution of India Says.
Sir Syed's lifelong endeavor and the subsequent historical developments, popularly known as Aligarh Movement, carry a tremendous historical significance which is portrayed in the form of this heritage exhibition of classic photographs.
On the occasion of the Inauguration the Vice-Chancellor congratulated Dr. Badar Jahan, Coordinator, MAAG and the convener of the exhibition for her splendid work and Brig S Ahmad Ali, Pro Vice-Chancellor complimented her for the impressive exhibition. On the occasion Prof. A.R. Kidwai, Chairman, Bi-centenary Celebration Committee, Prof. Tariq Ahmad, Director, Sir Syed Academy, Prof. Shan Muhammad, former Director, Sir Syed Academy, Prof. Shaik Mastan, Dean Faculty of Arts, Prof. Javed Akhtar, Registrar, Prof. S.M. Javed Akhtar, Finance Officer, Prof. Yusufuzzaman Khan, Controller, Aligarh Muslim University and among the dignitaries Alumni, and guests, Mr. Nadeem Akhtar Tarin, Mr. Ameer Ahmad, Prof. Kamal Hasan were present on the occasion.
Related PicturesMrs. Sabiha Simi Shah and AMU VC Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah inaugurating the Art Exhibition