New Delhi: Dr. Najma Heptulla, Governor, Manipur and Chancellor of JMI today visited the university as the Chief Guest in the valedictory function of the Intra University Trilingual Debate Competition on the theme “This House Believes That Education Boards Should Be Standardised Throughout The Country” to commemorate the memory of the first Education Minister of India Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The Cultural Committee of JMI organised this debate competition.
She was welcomed in the Dr. M.A. Ansari Auditorium by the Offg. Vice Chancellor, JMI Prof. Shahid Ashraf and Registrar, JMI Mr. A. P. Siddiqui (IPS). Dr. Heptulla gave the certificates to the winning participants in the competition. Addressing the students, teachers and other staff of the university present in the auditorium, Dr. Heptulla said “the theme of the debate competition is very apt as it is the need of the hour to standardise the Education Boards in the country. Organising the debate on this theme is the best way to pay homage to late Maulana Abul Kalam Azad who always strived for the educational upliftment of the people of the country”. She congratulated Jamia for its consistent high performance in
NAAC, NIRF, Times Higher Education and other important international rankings.
Prof. Shahid Ashraf, Offg. VC, JMI in his welcome address said, Jamia Millia Islamia has been one of the major beneficiaries of Maulana Azad’s vision and contributions. He walked shoulder to shoulder with our other illustrious founders. The institution today holds the torch of illumination giving shape to ideas and fostering innovation. Living up to the promises of the founding fathers, we strive to realize our vision “to create a human universe that offers
inclusiveness, equity, fellowship, justice and peace for one and all”.
Prof. Ashraf also said that Jamia is committed to serve the nation through quality teaching and research through the production of competent, skilled and sensitive human resource that would catalyse enrichment of physical and human environment. We are making endeavours to become a world-class teaching cum research University by bringing in best national and international practices through the development of collaborative partnerships with institutions of excellence both domestically and internationally. We are committed to offering cutting edge learning
experience, internationally benchmarked education, intellectual freedom and critical research opportunities in frontier areas of contemporary concern.
Dean Students Welfare Prof. Naved Iqbal extended the vote of thanks.