Aligarh : As part of the Constitution Day celebrations on Friday; faculty members, students and non-teaching staff of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) read the Constitution Preamble and reaffirmed commitment towards democratic ideals and values enshrined in the Constitution.
AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor in his message lauded the role of the architects of the Indian Constitution.
He said that the basic features of our Constitution are an example to many other countries and it is the duty of all citizens to respect and uphold the Constitutional values.
The occasion was marked at the Department of Physics with the reading of the Preamble by Prof B P Singh (Chairman).
He also spoke on the achievement of the Department of Physics, its rankings by National and International agencies and stressed the need for undertaking multidisciplinary research as per the National Education Policy-2020 guidelines.
Prof Singh discussed the importance of the Constitution through a power-point presentation.
The guest speaker, Prof Aftab Alam (Chairman, Department of Strategic and Security Studies) elaborated the history, significance and importance of the occasion and explained how the Constitution drafting committee members were chosen.
Prof Aftab Alam also spoke about the fundamental duties and directive principles laid down in the constitution and responsibilities of citizens.
Prof Shahid Husain (Department of Physics) deliberated the salient features of the Constitution.
Dr Jai Praskash conducted the program and extended the vote of thanks.
At the Department of Mass Communication, Prof Pitabas Pradhan (Chairman) read the Preamble to the Constitution and said that it is a reflection of the core constitutional values that embody the Constitution.
Speaking on the salient features of the Constitution, Prof Pradhan said that the Constitution of India is a dynamic creation of jurist, economist, and social reformer, Dr B R Ambedkar and it is the duty of all citizens to abide by it.
Faculty members, Prof Afrina Rizvi, Dr Gopal Krushna Sahu, Dr Huma Parveen and Mr Mohd Anas spoke about renewing the pledge to preserve and protect constitutional values.
In the observations at the Department of Law, Prof Hashmat Ali Khan read the Preamble to the Constitution and faculty members, Prof Wasim Ali and Dr Syed Ali Nawaz Zaidi delivered speeches on ‘Importance and History of the Constitution’.
They said: “Our Constitution is supreme because it ensures that those who make decisions on behalf of the public fairly represent public opinion. It also sets out the ways in which those who exercise power may be held accountable to the people they serve”.
Prof Mohammad Ashraf (Dean, Faculty of Law) extended the vote of thanks.
During the observations at the Department of Political Science, Prof Iqbalur Rehman (Chairman) administered the pledge and read the Preamble.
Prof Upendra Chaudhary spoke on foreign policy making, while Prof Aftab Alam (Chairman, Department of Strategic and Security Studies) delved into the historical background of the Indian Constitution—highlighting the chronological arrangements of articles and provisions in the Constitution.
The Consitution Day was observed at the Saiyyid Hamid Senior Secondary School-Boys with a speech by School Principal, Dr S M Mustafa, who elucidated how our Country became a republic with the implementation of the Constitution.
Bachchan Ali Khan (Programme Coordinator) asserted the need to strive for fundamental rights and perform the fundamental duties.
Ghufran Ahmad (Senior teacher and Warden Incharge of Allama Iqbal Boarding House) read the preamble and administered the pledge to uphold the sanctity of the Constitution.
An online programme to mark the occasion was also held at the National Service Scheme (NSS), AMU.
Dr Arshad Husain (Programme Coordinator, NSS) read the Preamble and explained the values enshrined in the Constitution.