Aligarh : Mohammad Afzal won the speech competition on ‘Role of Muslim Ulema in India’s Freedom Struggle’ of the Centre for Promotion of Educational and Cultural Advancement of Muslims of India (CEPECAMI) Bridge Course, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) to mark the ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ observations. Uzma Sadiya, Mohd Ali and Amreen Nawab shared the second prize and Asiya Khanam, Sumaiyya Iqbal and Farheen Fatima stood third.
Saheema Khatoon bagged the first prize of the essay competition on ‘Role of Scholars in the Freedom Struggle of India’. Arzaul Haque and Asiya Khanam secured second and third positions respectively.
In the presidential address, Naseem Ahmed Khan (Director, CEPECAMI) said: “Since the independence, our Country has progressed at a faster pace. The nation has been growing economically and socially. If the freedom fighters had not contributed in the Freedom struggle, the current situation of the country would have been different. We are independent and free today only because of the efforts and sacrifices made by our Country’s Freedom Fighters”.
He also discussed on the contribution of women Freedom Fighters.
Bacchan Ali Khan (Assistant Director, CEPECAMI) spoke on the contribution of CEPECAMI in educational and cultural advancement of Indian Muslims.
Dr Raihan Akhtar (Department of Sunni Theology) shed light on role of Muslims in the Freedom Movement.
Rashid Aqeel spoke on the ‘Reshmi Rumaal’ Tehreeq of 1905 (Movement) by Shaikhul Islam, Maulana Mehmood Hasan and Maulana Ubaidullah Sindhi to unite Indian states against the British rule.
Dr Md Khursheed Alam conducted the program and Dr Farheen Anjum extended the vote of thanks.
Meanwhile, a unique patriotic composition of the National Anthem symbolizing and evoking eulogies of the Indian history and traditions was sung by the faculty members, students and staff of the Department of Library and Information Science to mark the ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’.
The programme was observed offline and through online platforms in line with Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s wish to create a ‘Rashtra Gaan’ record by getting maximum number of people to sing the National Anthem, said Prof Nishat Fatima (Chairperson, Department of Department of Library and Information Science).