‘Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat’- A Reciting of Fundamental Duties in the Regional Languages in the Department of English

 

Aligarh : The Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University, in compliance with the directives of the Government of India, Ministry of Culture, New Delhi, organized ‘Ek Bharat Shresth Bharath’, a reciting of Fundamental Duties in the Regional Languages recognized by the Constitution of India. The programme, an extension activity of the Government of India’s initiative ‘Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ was organized with the spirit to stress upon the Fundamental Duties given in the Constitution of India and induce a sense of responsibility and ownership among the faculty members, students, and office staff of the Department for the nation as a whole.

The introductory address was delivered by Prof Samina Khan, Coordinator, Student Induction Programme.

She emphasised the fact that with great power comes great responsibility, with rights come duties.

By shedding light on the history of Fundamental Duties preserved by the Constitution of India, she accentuated the significance to reiterate individuals’ commitment towards Fundamental Duties.

The programme observed a reciting of the Fundamental Duties in ten Indian regional languages and English.

Students and research scholars who recited included Utkarsh Saini (Hindi), Mohd Anas (Sanskrit), Zeba Irfan (Gujarati), Afnan (Urdu), Masum Ahmed (Bengali), Sadiya Al Faruque (Assamese), Farooq Abdullah (Manipuri), Sadia (Marathi), Shakir Amin (Kashmiri), Hamid NP (Malayalam), and Kulsum Khan (English).

Prof Mohammad Asim Siddiqui, Chairman, Department of English, in his presidential address applauded the organisers and expressed his happiness at heading a department that epitomises the diversity of students and that of the languages they can ably communicate in.

“Here we saw a kind of symphony in the reading of Fundamental Duties in various regional languages, each language contributing to the beauty of the other language like a melodious note in a symphony,” said Prof Asim Siddiqui.

He referred to the individual recitations as notes that came together to create a symphony and praised all the participants for their seamless verbal delivery.

Mohd Ahmar Alvi, Convener, Student Induction Programme, delivered the vote of thanks and convened the programme.

Other faculty members and students from the department were also present at the event.

 

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