New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressed the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) as the chief guest at the centennial celebrations Today through video conferencing. The Aligarh Muslim University which was set up in 1920, completes 100 years today.
On an interesting note, this is the first time PM Narendra Modi is participating in a program of the AMU. Completing 100 years, PM Narendra Modi also releases a special commemorative postal stamp virtually and address the online event which began at 10.00 am.
He said that alumni of AMU represent India’s culture across the globe as he showers praise on the varsity’s unprecedented contribution in fighting the COVID-19 crisis.
He said, “Getting so many individuals tested for free, building isolation wards and plasma banks and contributing an enormous sum to the PM Cares Fund shows the earnestness of satisfying your commitments to the general public.”
Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, AMU Chancellor, and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Union Education guest of honor also attended the event. Also, earlier, AMU buildings were illuminated for its centenary celebrations.
Anyone can view PM Modi’s address on pmindiawebcast.nic.in.
Professor Tariq Mansoor, AMU vice-chancellor began the introductory remarks of the program. He invited the Prime Minister for his address.
He will later deliver the welcome speech to invite Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal for his speech. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, AMU chancellor will also deliver a special commemorative address.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address said bank accounts of over 40 crores poor opened, more than 2 crores poor were provided pucca houses, and more than 8 crore women got gas in their house without any discrimination.
Professor Ali Mohammad Naqvi, Director, Sir Syed Academy will also talk about AMU achievements in 100 years, while Professor Naima Khatoon, principal, Women’s College will talk about AMU’s contribution to women’s education.
The online event is being attended by present students, teachers, and thousands of alumni of the university.