17-SEP-2016: Dubai based Association, 'Aligarh Welfare Society Foundation' (AWSF) recently awarded 50 outstanding scholarships to AMU school students at a programme held at the Stretchy Hall of the Aligarh Muslim University.
The scholarships were distributed by AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd).
While distributing the scholarships, the Vice Chancellor said that school students should also focus on religious and moral education with modern education for their overall development.
He added that students should aspire and prepare for respectable and demanding jobs, where they could earn a livelihood with due respect.
AMU VC urged the parents of AMU school students to encourage their children in accepting and embracing academic activities and to build up a life around education and learning.
"Students should target competitive jobs in the government sector as well as the private sector," said the Vice Chancellor adding that students need to work hard from their primary school life and should continue it to a mature life.
Professor Shakeel Ahmad Samdani, Estate Officer (Gazetted), AMU said that Islam gives foremost importance to education and progress and the fact that the first verse of the Holy Quran urges people to 'read', states that believers should strive and work hard for education. He added that it was the impact of this Islamic message on education that the Arab world and the first generation of Muslim worked hard to seek knowledge and progress.
Prof Samdani pointed out that AMU founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, gave a special emphasis on personality development along with education.
"Since Muslim students are performing well in their studies at the primary and secondary school levels, it shows that there is no dearth of talent in them and with right guidance they can reach the skies," said Prof Samdani.
He also said that it is heartening to see that AMU Alumni in general and members of AWSF in particular are committed to raise standards in education and their efforts will not go in vain. Prof Samdani also appreciated the efforts of the present Vice Chancellor to enhance the academic standards and the prestige of the University.
Mrs Huma Waseem, Principal, Ayesha Tarin Modern Public School (ATMPS) said that education is a weapon that can be used to open the doors of freedom from the clutches of superstitions and blind faith. She added that education helps one to think rationally, critically and gives the power to find answers.
Mrs Waseem also mentioned the work of Dr Nadeem A Tarin for his Alma Mater and how he has always been there to help in every possible way.
Mr Mujahid Masood, General Secretary, AWSF also spoke on the occasion. Mr Syed Mustafa Kausar conducted the programme.
On the occasion, Mrs Sabiha Simi Shah, Mr Mushir (KSA) and Mr Abdul Qadeer were also present.
During the programme, scholarships were awarded to eight students of the AMU ABK High school (Boys), nine students of AMU ABK High school (Girls), eight students of AMU Girls High School (Abdullah), five students of AMU City High School (Girls), eight students of AMU City High School (Boys), ten students of STS High School and two students of Saiyid Hamid Senior Secondary School.
Scholarships worth Rs 5000 to Class VI-VIII students (Boys and Girls), scholarships worth Rs 6000 to Class IX and X students (Girls) and scholarships of Rs 7, 500 to Class IX and X students (Boys) were distributed during the programme.
Related PicturesAMU VC and other guests present at the scholarship distribution function at Strechey Hall
scholarship recepients with AMU VC and other guests present at the scholarship distribution function at Strechey Hall