20-OCT-2014: Aligarh Muslim University Kishanganj Centre organized a literary and cultural evening to mark the 197th birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, the founder of AMU.
On the occasion, Chief Guest, Maulana Asrarul Haque Quasmi, Member of Parliament, Kishanganj, highlighted the everlasting and perennial vision of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. In his address, Maulana Qasmi mentioned Sir Syed‚??s contribution towards social uplift, peace and communal harmony. Quoting Sir Syed that ‚??India is a beautiful bride and Muslims and Hindus are its two eyes‚??, Maulana stressed the need for inter cultural and religious affinity and mutual tolerance. He said that the establishment of AMU Kishanganj Centre could be made possible only because of a concerted effort of the then Central Government, State Government of Bihar, District Administration, AMU administration and people of the region.
The District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police, Kishanganj graced the occasion as guests of honour. They also expressed their views on contributions of Sir Syed. In addition to this, public representatives, AMU alumni, prominent citizens of Kishanganj and students of the centre highlighted various aspects of Sir Syed‚??s thought and his educational movement.
Dr Raashid Nehal, Director, AMU Kishanganj Centre thanked the district administration for extending full cooperation in construction of boundary wall at Centre‚??s site. Dr Nehal emphasized that reforms took place from within. He said that Sir Syed‚??s ideas are cherished but we needed to apply them with increased vigour as their relevance was felt now more than ever. He said that he looked at AMU Kishanganj Centre as a pioneering initiative towards community uplift and nation building.
Dr Haidar Abbas, Faculty In-Charge, Media and Public Relations, on behalf of the entire fraternity of the Centre, expressed his sincere regards to the Vice Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellor and the Coordinator of AMU Centres for their persistent support and cooperation.
Mr Asjad Ansari conducted the programme. He informed that funds meant for Sir Syed Day dinner have been diverted towards the Jammu and Kashmir flood relief.