13-MAY-2015: Sir Syed Hall (North), Aligarh Muslim University on May 12 began the two-day Literary and Cultural Festival, 'Parwaz 2015', 2015. The Festival, which will continue till May 13, started after the Ribbon Cutting ceremony by the Chief Guest, inaugural session, Chairperson, Department of Sociology, Professor Abdul Matin and recitation of the Holy Quran.
In his address, Prof Matin focused upon Prof David Lelyveld's book 'Aligarh's First Generation: Muslim Solidarity in British India.'
He advised AMU students to read the book and see the integrity and unity among the first generation of AMU students, who came from diverse places like Bengal and Punjab. Prof Matin further spoke on the importance of education for building future.
This was followed by a series of Open University literary and cultural competitions.
While delivering the welcome address, Provost, Sir Syed Hall (North), Dr Arshi Khan stressed the on the importance of culture and how it is manifested in the conduct and etiquette of people belonging to a certain area.
By stating that people are identified and known for their culture, Dr Khan exhorted the students to revive the culture of AMU.
The Guest of Honour, Provost, NRSC Hall, Dr Mohd Asif Khan spoke about the sacrifice of Sir Syed for the community and the country through his movement and mission of the education for the Muslims of India.
He also appreciated the establishment of AMU off campus Centres at different parts of the country and expressed hope for more Centres for the benefit of the largest possible numbers and for continuing Sir Syed's mission.
All wardens, post holders and resident members of the Sir Syed Hall attended the event (North). Mr Shahab Shabbir conducted the program.
Related PicturesProfessor Abdul MAtin inaugurating the Cultural and Literary program at SS Hall (North)