In the introductory remarks, Dr. Faisal KP, the Director of the AMU Centre, Malappuram said that the Aligarh Muslim university has reached a very remarkable milestone towards filling the dreams of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. With the establishment of three Centres in Kerala, west Bengal and Kishanganj, the AMU has materialised one of Sir Syed dreams. He urged that the entire AMU fraternity come together for the development of these Centres. Following
Sir Syed who worked for the development of the MAO College which was later flourished into a university, the entire AMU alumni and all who any regard to sir Syed may shoulder the responsibility of developing these AMU centres into full fledged universities.
While delivering the key-note address, Dr. Umer Thasneem, Faculty, University of Calicut highlighted the notable contributions of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and AMU.
Sir Syed Ahamed Khan was the one who lead a community in the dark age. He was the first Indian muslim who responded creatively to the advancements. He could replace the adversities of the time with advantages.
He could lead the society to overcome the constraints for reaching heights through the tool of education. He emphasized that Aligarh Muslim University is not simply an institute rather is a global movement for the rights of education.
Sir Syed made the society to think the professions beyond the pen-repairer and could mould the national leaders of India and Pakistan. The gist of Sir Syed’s contribution was his futuristic vision by comprehending the reality and needs of the hour. The criticisms to figure him as an agent of British is not in line of the truth. He firmly believed that National Building is possible through English education and proved it. He was a true apostle of secularism. He initiated the scholarships and awards for Hindu students as well in Aligarh.
Adv. Moideen P. C. and Dr.V.U. Seethi represented AMU Old students association, and Mr. Adil Aziz, represented AMU Centre Malappuram Old Students Association. Mr. Khizer Zameer Senior Hall for Boys, Ms. Deeba Fatima Senior Hall for Girls delivered speech.
The General convener of the event Mr. Shakil Ahmed, Joint convener Mr.Shahnawaz Ahmed, Convener of Programme Committee and Deputy Proctor Dr.Shahnawaz Ahmed Malik, Assistant DSW Dr.Najmuddin T. and Provost Mr. Abu Shahid delivered speeches.
Mr. Bilal Ahmed recited verses of Holy Quran while Syed Nishat Fatima and Nidhi Tiwari were the anchors of the programme.
Mr. Hammad Siddiqui, Ms.Namra Rizvi, Ms.Benajeer Usmani, and Mr.Mohd Kamran were the anchors in the students events held in the morning session . The student’s session was based on cultural activities. Dr. Raghul V Rajan and Ms. Neelam Faizan conducted student’s session.
Mr. Ghalib Nashter and Dr. Mohd Azmat Ali were convener of Reception and Food Committee respectively. Dr.Naseer Ali for PRO committee and Dr.Abdul Basith supervised stage light and sound.
Prize distribution for the meritorious students were also held during the celebration. The programme was followed by Sir Syed Day dinner and Sham-e-Gazal.