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West Bengal CM to lay foundation stone of AMU Murshidabad Sep 26

Saturday, September 18, 2010 10:30:35 PM, Special Correspondent

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Aligarh: For the first time in its 136 years history and in a historic moment to extend its vistas to other parts of the country, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is laying the foundation stone of AMU Murshidabad Center in West Bengal on September 26, 2010.


The Chief Minister of Bengal, Budhadeb Bhattacharjee, whose initiative and personal interventions was instrumental in removal of numerous roadblocks, will be laying the foundation stone for the Murshidabad AMU Center.

Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will be the Chief Guest of the function. The AMU dream project aimed at changing educational scenario of the region could not have seen the light of the day but for the keen interest and support extended by Pranab Mukherjee.


Prof. P.K. Abdul Azis, Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University whose relentless efforts have ultimately bring into reality the establishment of the state-of-the-art, educational hubs will preside over the function.


The West Bengal Government has facilitated transfer of 288 acres of Farakha Barage land from Water Resources Ministery to Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on September 3 this year and the Government of West Bengal and Aligarh Muslim University jointly decided to hold the Foundation Stone Ceremony at Ahiron, Murshidabad District.

Other dignitaries who will be gracing the occasion including Mr. Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Minister for Water Recourse Development, Mrs. D. Purandeshwari, Union Minister of State for Human Resource development.

There is an all round jubilation as people everywhere see the move as opening up of opportunity to have access to world class education at the backward district of Murshidabad which is predominantly inhabitant by minority and other backward communities.





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