Sir Syed Memorial Lecture 2022


Aligarh : Sir Syed Memorial Lecture 2022’ was organised by the University Debating and Literary Club (UDLC). The lecture programme was held at the Cultural Hall of the Maulana Azad Library to observe Sir Syed’s 124th death anniversary.

“Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was a pioneer who recognised the need of revolutionising the outlook of the society he lived in, his indispensable contribution to propagating education and scientific awareness remains unparalleled”, said Prof F S Sherani (Coordinator, Cultural Education Centre).

He narrated anecdotes from Sir Syed’s life and discussed his struggle for establishing the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental (MAO) College, which later became the Aligarh Muslim University.

Speaking on ‘Establishing the Oxford of the East: Sir Syed’s Vision of the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College’, the Guest-of-Honour, Dr Faiza Abbasi (Director, UGC HRDC AMU) said: “Sir Syed deeply analysed the reasons for sufferings of Indians after the 1857 revolt and came up with a vision of imparting modern education. He undertook numerous constructive tasks like founding the Scientific Society, Tahzeebul Akhlaq and the MAO College.

Sir Syed’s teachings will continue to inspire generations of students, she added.

Dr Sadaf Fareed (President, UDLC) delivered the welcome address.

Md Sabeeh Ahmad (UDLC Secretary) introduced the speakers, while Halima Sadia Ashraf extended the vote of thanks.


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