AMU landmarks to illuminate for centenary celebrations

Aligarh: The landmark buildings of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) such as the Administrative Block, Bab-e-Syed, University Staff Club, Faculty of Arts, Maulana Azad Library, Victoria Gate, Centenary Gate, University Mosque and Strachey Hall will be illuminated during evenings of November 30 and December 1 with projections of creative lights and design, weaving in the rich and unique University heritage to mark the Centenary Celebrations.

Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College became Aligarh Muslim University on December 1, 1920, following the Gazette Notification. In two days, AMU will reach a landmark that only a few universities in India have achieved by completing 100 years of existence.

“President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind is likely to grace the centenary celebrations via video link. The date of the online event to be broadcast live on social media platforms may be announced soon,” confirmed AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor.

He added: “A grand offline commemorative event will also take place after pandemic restrictions are lifted in which alumni and well wishers from all over the world will be invited.”

The pandemic is here, however for a historical institution, completing 100 years of presence, it is imperative to keep pushing ahead, said Prof Mansoor.