Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor today presided over the installation ceremony of the newly elected Aligarh Muslim University Students Union (AMUSU) at the University Athletics Ground.
Delivering the presidential address, Prof Mansoor congratulated the newly elected chairs and the cabinet members. He said that the welfare of students and development of the University will always be on his priority list and legitimate demands of the students will be heard and fulfilled.
“The best steps in the interest of AMU are of foremost importance to me,” said the Vice Chancellor adding that the administration, students and teachers have to work hands-in-hands for the better of the University.
Prof Mansoor informed that a committee has been instituted for updating the syllabuses of various courses and a hostel to accommodate 1, 500 girl students will soon be completed. He also informed that a grant of Rs 30 crores has been received to build a hostel for research scholars, while 200 smart-classrooms will be completed by March.
He further said that a grant of Rs 20 crores has also been sanctioned to build a nursing college.
The Vice Chancellor also said that the administration will give full cooperation and support to the AMUSU for reviving the Siddon’s Club. “I am ready to go extra-mile for students,” said Prof Mansoor adding that the University administration always looks forward to work with the students union.
Newly elected AMUSU President and Bachelors in Dental Surgery student, Mashkoor Ahmad Usmani said that he would work not only as President but as a brother to the students community and there would be no place for those who use the banner of Students’ Union for their personal gains by threatening people or collecting fief.
Vice President, Sajad Subhan Rather, who is a Phd student, said that since AMU founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan promoted a culture of debates and discussions, he will lead the AMUSU for reviving the tradition. “Sir Syed launched the Tehzeeb-ul-Akhlaq to bring a culture of debates, discussions and scientific temperament and we need to follow Sir Syed’s footsteps,” he added.
Masters in Agricultural Economics and Business Management student, Mohd Fahad who has been elected as the Hony Secretary said that he will work on revival of AMU’s rich traditions while building trust with the students and bringing transparency in the University.
Meanwhile Abu Bakr (Phd) and Ajay Singh (BALLB) who contested for the president post; vice president candidates, Aijaz Ahmad (PhD), Faisal Nadeem (M Com), Rao Faraz Waris (M Tech) and Vikrant Johari (MFC) and Adnan Aamir (BALLB), Imran Khan (MCA) and Yasir Ali Khan (PhD), who were in fray for the post of hony secretary also delivered speeches.
A two-minute silence was also observed on the occasion to mourn the demise of AMU alumnus and former Hony Secretary, AMUSU, Er Ahmad Saleem Peerzada fondly remembered as Lovey Peerzada.
Mr Mujibullah Zuberi (Chief Election Officer) and Prof Nafis Ansari (AMUSU Treasurer) were also present on the occasion. Dr Shariq Aqeel conducted the programme.