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President of India addresses annual convocation of Aligarh Muslim university

Aligarh(, Uttar Pradesh)7/3/18;

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, graced and addressed the annual convocation of the Aligarh Muslim University today (March 7, 2018) in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.

 

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Aligarh Muslim University has played a special role in India’s development and noted that it is going to complete 100 years of its establishment as a university in 2020. The President said that students of AMU have made their mark not only in India but also in the other parts of the world, particularly in Asia and Africa. He recalled that during his state visit to Ethiopia in 2017, he was happy to learn that the wife of the Ethiopian Prime Minister was an alumna of AMU.

 

The President said that there is a very long list of distinguished students of AMU. They have excelled in politics, administration, education, law, science and technology, literature, arts and sports. He noted that Bharat Ratna awardee Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, anti-apartheid activist Dr Yusuf Mohammad Dadu, and former President of India Dr Zakir Hussain were students of this university. He also mentioned the contributions of, among others, Dr Syed Zahur Qasim, Professor A. Salahuddin and Dr Shahid Jameel to modern science.

 

The President said that progressive women like Ismat Chughtai and Mumtaz Jahan have added to the lustre of Indian society and of AMU. He pointed to the commendable example of Khushboo Mirza, a former student of AMU who has played a key role as a scientist in ISRO’s Chandrayaan Mission. Achievers like her are role models for women in the 21st century.

 

The President was happy to note that AMU’s work in the field of science and technology is responsive to the needs of our society. The Centre for Advanced Research in Electrified Transportation is helping develop useful technologies. He said that such efforts need to be enhanced in other departments of the university so that knowledge and innovation can keep pace with changes in society. Along with science and technology, enlightened, modern thinking is necessary to ensure every section moves ahead amid equality and fraternity.

 

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