Aligarh: “We all welcome the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi Ji to be a part of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) centenary celebrations, and sincerely hope that his presence will help in the quantum jump in the overall autonomy and development of the institution,” stated a AMU Teachers’ Association (AMUTA) resolution, pleasantly welcoming the acceptance of the Prime Minister to be the Chief Guest in a centenary celebration programme via video link.
The press release further stated: “A centenary celebration for any institution with the participation of the Prime Minister will go as a hall mark in the annals of its history. We also welcome each and every citizen of our Country and people across the globe to participate in this moment of joy at the ‘Mecca of education.’
“On this great occasion, on the behalf of the teaching community and AMU fraternity; the AMUTA Executive Committee requests the Prime Minister to increase the AMU funding by 20-25 % of the sanctioned grant, to establish a number of centers of excellences in the fields of medical science, science, life sciences, technology, law and literature, to establish a centre of military, space and marine science, to set up new hostel facilities at AMU and to develop the Aligarh district into a major smart city, educational and business hub. AMU has high hopes in the affirmative of the Prime Minister and this will augment the development of the institution and Nation building,” mentioned the resolution.
Prof Najmul Islam, AMUTA Hony. Secretary, said that the resolution was passed in the meeting of the Executive Committee. He emphasised that on the occasion, all members of the AMU fraternity are exultant with immense pride, while paying tributes to the alma mater and its founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. AMUTA members expressed gratitude to be nurtured under the visionary umbrella of Sir Syed.
“There is a famous saying that ‘education is not about the learning of facts; instead, it is about developing a mind to think’ and this is what the legendary AMU founder has given us,” said Prof Najmul.