20-AUG-2014: Noted novelist, storywriter, Sahitya Academy Award winner and Chief Income Tax Commissioner, Kolkata, Mr. S. M. Ashraf (IRS) read out his story to the participants of Subject Refresher Course in Oriental Studies, Environmental Studies and Special Summer School in Computer Applications. The programme was organized by the UGC Academic Staff College, Aligarh Muslim University. A large number of distinguished personalities, teachers and students were present on the occasion.
In his presidential notes, AMU Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah (retd.) appreciated the theme of the story and treatment with characters. Brig. Syed Ahmad Ali, Pro-Vice Chancellor said that Mr. Ashrafâ??s story was very close to the heart of a common man. The Vice Chancellor and Pro-Vice Chancellor narrated similar anecdotes from their personal life. Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Director, ASC, took personal interest in organizing the literary evening in view of the personal and literary enrichment of the course participants.
Professor Saghir Afraheim, Department of Urdu, presented an introduction of Mr. S M Ashraf. He said that Mr. Ashraf has made valuable contribution to literature. He said that his stories were outstanding on merit and negated various misconceptions while showcasing human emotions.
Former AMU Registrar, Mr. S M Afzal, IPS, Mrs. Sabiha Simi Shah, Mrs. Rizwana Ahmed Ali, Prof. Abrar Hasan, Prof. Zakia Siddiqui, Prof. Tariq Chhatari, Dr. Namita Singh, Dr. Seema Saghir, Dr. Seemin Hasan and Prof. Shadab Khurshid were also present.
Dr. S. Reshma Jamal welcomed the guests and Dr. Faiza Abbasi conducted the programme.
Related PicturesMr SM Ashraf reading story at the literary evening at AMU