Jan Andolan campaign, Unity Day, Vigilance week in AMU

Aligarh: Government of India’s Jan Andolan campaign, which emphasises ‘Unlock with Precautions’ to promote Covid appropriate behaviour gained traction in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) as a number of university departments took pledges to continue following social distancing measures, wearing of masks, sanitising hands, maintaining appropriate personal hygiene and disinfecting surfaces regularly.

Speaking at the Department of Amraz-e-Niswan-wa-Atfal, Prof Suboohi Mustafa (Chairperson) administered the oath to the faculty members, students and the non-teaching staff.

“Pamphlets were distributed to raise awareness on the goals of Jan Andolan campaign on Covid-19 to ensure that people do not drop caution and increase the risk of pandemic spread,” said Prof Suboohi.

Prof M J Warsi (Chairman, Department of Linguistics) administered the pledge to the faculty members and the non-teaching staff to make sure that all necessary precautions are taken to curb the coronavirus spread.

“The teaching and the non-teaching staff have taken the oath to follow the key Covid appropriate behaviour. They have promised to continue wearing masks, maintain distances of six feet from others and wash hands frequently with soap among other measures,” said Prof Warsi.

Prof Warsi also administered a pledge to the faculty members and other staff to preserve the unity, integrity and security of the nation on the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (Unity Day) to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, one of the most prominent leaders of the Indian Freedom Movement.

“The Unity pledge was taken in the spirit of unification of the country according to the vision and actions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel,” said Prof Warsi.

Prof M Nafees Ahmad Ansari (Director, Centre for Distance and Online Education) also took the oath for national unity and integrity with faculty members and non-teaching staff to observe the Unity Day.

“Sardar Patel made his spot in the history of our nation and in our hearts for eternity and is hailed even today for his contributions,” said Prof M Nafees on the occasion.

The Unity pledge was also taken at the Centre of Continuing and Adult Education and Extension on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel.

Leading the ceremony, Prof Mohammad Gulrez (Director of the Centre) said that the pledge has been taken to preserve the unity, integrity, and security of the nation and to strive hard to spread this message among fellow countrymen.

Prof Mujib Ahmad Ansari (Provost, Sir Ross Masood Hall) pledged with wardens and other hall staff on Unity Day.

“Students, wardens and staff members took an oath for unity of the nation and gave the national salute to Sardar Vallabhai Patel,” said Prof Mujib, who also delivered a speech on life of Sardar Patel and how his work is characterised by excellence.

The National Service Scheme (NSS), AMU observed the Unity Day with the integration pledge administered by Dr Arshad Husain, Programme Coordinator, NSS.

He also delivered an online speech on Sardar Patel’s role in the integration of the country.

Meanwhile, the Vigilance Awareness Week was observed at the Abdullah School to promote integrity, transparency and accountability in public life.

“A pledge ceremony and online slogan writing, poster making and essay writing competitions were organised during the week,? said Umra Zaheer (School, Superintendent).

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