Even as the AMU officials are busy giving the final shape to the
team of experts which will visit Malegaon to inspect the land
identified for the AMU off campus centre, hundreds of students,
mostly girls, have written letters to the Vice Chancellor
appealing him to speed up the process.
“Sir, like girls in other parts of the country, we also wish to go
for higher education. But, since we don’t have any such
opportunity here in Malegaon our dreams may shatter. Please note
that hundreds of students are forced to drop out every year as
they do not have access to higher education in Malegaon and cannot
afford to go to big metros for further education”, the students
wrote in their letters.
“In Aligarh Muslim University’s off-campus centre here in
Malegaon”, they wrote “We can see our dream of higher education
coming true. Hence, we the students of Malegaon, request you to
take an early and positive decision on Malegaon’s proposal so that
the AMU off-campus centre in this Muslim-dominated but
educationally backward town becomes a reality.”
As part of the campaign started September 18, 2011 by Noble
Education & Welfare Society (NEWS) to mobilise support for AMU
Malegaon, more than 550 students have so far posted the letters to
the Vice Chancellor, Prof PK Abdul Azis. The number is growing
with every passing day.
“While over 200 letters posted on September 19 must have reached
Aligarh by now, others are on their way”, said Aleem Faizee,
chairman of Noble Education & Welfare Society (NEWS).
Earlier, Nashik MP Samir Bhujbal had also written a letter to the
Vice Chancellor assuring him of all support for the proposed
centre and requested him to send the team for inspection so that
the centre begins taking shape without further delay. Samir
Bhujbal looks after the development work in the region on behalf
of Dy Chief Minister of Maharashtra State and Guardian Minister of
Nashik district Chagan Bhujbal.
Meanwhile, District Collector P Velrasu while talking to ummid.com
reiterated his support and cooperation for the proposed centre.
“We are fully aware of the importance of this project and hence
are committed to providing all supports”, he said.