10-OCT-2014: The Aligarh Muslim University announced results of the "All India Essay Writing Competition" to mark the 197th birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. The Topic of the essay was "Sir Syed envisioned AMU to be Oxford of the East. How can we make it "Oxford of the World""A World Class University."
With a cash prize of Rs 25, 000, Shah Muneeb Raza, a resident of Jammu and Kashmir who is attending Pondicherry University bagged the first prize while P Neela of Dhantwantri College of Nursing, Ranganur in Tamil Nadu who won Rs 15,000 cash is the first runner up. Jawahar Lal Nehru University's Saqidalavi Panayathil came third with a prize of Rs 10, 000.
Cash prizes worth Rs 5, 000 have further been given to State toppers from colleges and universities all over the country. Chattisgarh's Akshay Pillay, Andhra Pradesh's Krati Khandelwal, Jammu and Kashmir's Shubham Gupta, Uttar Pradesh's Naazli Shah, Gujrat's Pathan Sharifa Chand Ali Khan, Uttrakhand's Samar Tyagi, Haryana's Mohd Jamshed, Punjab's Karan Tewari, Maharashtra's Shaikh Shadab Alam Gulab, Kerala's Ameer K, Karnataka's Syed Zaheeruddin Bareed, Jharkhand's Heena Parveen, Tamil Nadu's Sankareshwari A, New Delhi's Sumaiya Shams, Orrisa's SK Juned Jafri, Rajasthan's Priyanka Jain and Bihar's Ajumit Kumar have been declared as the State toppers.
The winners will be awarded on 17th October at the Sir Syed Day Commemoration Meeting by the guest of honour Dr Abdulaziz Othman Al Altawajiri, Director General, Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO), Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco.