15-APR-2015: In order to perpetuate the memory of its founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the Aligarh Muslim University has decided to celebrate his bicentennial birth anniversary in a befitting manner. For this, AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah has constituted a five-member committee to chalk out wide-ranging programmes to highlight the contributions of Sir Syed and revive his educational mission.
The committee, which is to be headed by Prof. Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Director, Academic Staff College, include Prof. Shan Mohammad, former Chairman, Department of Political Science, Prof. Iftikhar Alam, former Director, Sir Syed Academy, Prof. Abu Sufiyan Islahi, Department of Arabic and Dr. Rahat Abrar, Public Relations Officer as its members.
Sir Syed, who was born on 17th October 1817 in Delhi, dedicated his life for educational and cultural awakening in the country and worked for bringing renaissance amongst the marginalized section of society. He established Mohammedan Anglo Oriental College in 1877 in Aligarh, which in 1920, transformed into the Aligarh Muslim University.
AMU Vice Chancellor, Gen. Shah has urged the AMU alumnus and noted film director, Mr. Muzaffar Ali to make a film on Sir Syed's life and contributions, which could be presented as a special tribute to the great social reformer.
Mr. Muzaffar Ali, who came to participate in the meeting of the AMU Court, said it would be an honour to him to make a film on Sir Syed. He also held a discussion with Dr. Rahat Abrar on the proposed film project.