Meghalaya Governor Satyapal Malik mentioned on Saturday scholar of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) are serving the nation and fulfilling the desires of its founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the 18th-century thinker and thinker.
Malik made the feedback as he inaugurated the 203rd Sir Syed Day celebration nearly together with AMU’s vice chancellor Tariq Mansoor and registrar Abdul Hameed. “Aligarh Muslim University is not just a university, it is a movement,” mentioned Malik, who was the chief visitor on the Sir Syed Day celebration.
“As a matter of fact, Hindus and Muslims are the two eyes of the beautiful bride that is Hindustan. A weakness of any one of them will spoil the beauty of the bride. Sir Syed’s thoughts and vision have contributed to the success of Indians during British rule and after independence,” he mentioned.
Malik, in his speech, counted AMU’s achievements in schooling and sports activities as he wished properly to the college for finishing 100 years. The governor additionally conferred Sir Syed Excellency Awards to historian Dr Gail Minault within the worldwide class and to the Anjuman-I-Islam, Mumbai-based instructional conglomerate, within the nationwide class.
Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the chancellor of the college, will inaugurate the Centenary Gate on the northern aspect of the Aligarh Muslim University campus to commemorate the 100 years of the varsity. AMU marked its 100 years as a college on September 14 this 12 months. One of the oldest universities in India, AMU began because the Muhammadan-Anglo Oriental (MAO) College which finally turned Aligarh Muslim University in 1920 by the act of Parliament.
AMU VC Tariq Mansoor additionally inaugurated a digital ‘Exhibition of Books and Photographs’ pertaining to Sir Syed Ahmad Khan at Maulana Azad library. The exhibition will show Sir Syed’s hand-written articles and essays together with his notable works— ‘Loyal Mohammedan of India’ and ‘Asbab e Baghawat e Hind’ (Causes of 1857 revolution). Sir Syed wrote 40 books and greater than 1000’s of articles on up to date points. Mansoor additionally proposed a PhD programme on Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s life to additional his imaginative and prescient and works.
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was born on October 17, 1817. He is believed to be the primary pioneer of Muslim schooling in India. In 1864, he initiated the Scientific Society to translate western data into vernacular. He was one in all many non secular and social reformers in 18th century together with Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Dayanand Saraswati. He was the forerunner of Aligarh motion which undertook to modernise Muslims’ schooling by adapting English as a medium of studying and western schooling slightly than simply specializing in conventional teachings vehemently.