scholars, teachers and students honored:
Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Prof. P. K. Abdul
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Renowned Islamic scholar, educationist and Member of Parliament,
Maulana Asrarul Haq Qasmi has urged the students of AMU to come
forward for spreading education in the same manner as the founder of
this institution, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan had embarked upon establishing
AMU to eliminate darkness of ignorance.
Haque was addressing the prize distribution ceremony of All India
Sir Syed Memorial Debate organized by Literary Club of General
According to AMU
spokesperson, Zeeshan Ahmad, Maulana Asrarul Haq
Qasmi said that today knowledge has become a power and we have
responsibilities to spread it among masses. He pointed out that
whole world is accepting the power of youths. Our prime
responsibility is to give a proper direction to this power.
He said that through
debate competitions a positive thinking could be developed among
youth, which may be used for constructive purposes. Referring to
Aligarh Muslim University, Maulana Qasmi said that the institution
has been working on character building along with imparting formal
education to the students since Sir Syed’ days and students of this
University have brought laurels not only in the country but on
Maulana Qasmi said
that a perfect debater understands his soul and respects views of
others, which is a pre-requisite for a civilized society. He said
that India would emerge as a super power by 2020 and there will be
branches of AMU working simultaneously all over the country.
AMU Vice Chancellor
Professor P. K. Abdul Azis said that General Education Center is a
hub of literary and cultural activities in the University where
emphasis is made on personality development of students. He said AMU
could become a centre of knowledge only if the students studied hard
and gave their full cooperation in maintaining peace in the campus.
He said that students passing out from this university are
registering their talents not only in country but also in foreign
countries. The Vice Chancellor pointed out that a good debater must
have knowledge and wisdom.
Wadood Sajid said that Aligarh is the largest door of enlightenment
and he feels honored to be here. He appealed to the students to take
part in competitions not only to win prizes but also for the sake of
participation as it is also a way of training. He called upon them
to play an active role in nation building.
programme, the Dean, Students’ Welfare, Professor Ainul Haq Khan
said that students of AMU are extremely talented. He said that we
should always remember teachings of Sir Syed and more programmes
should be organized in his honor. He said that debate competitions
develop power of expression and improves one’s life style.
The Coordinator of
General Education Center, Dr. Shakeel Samdani said that teams from
20 Universities have participated in the two-day debate competition.
He said that organization of such programmes could be possible only
because of the peaceful atmosphere and the credit for this goes to
the Vice Chancellor, Professor, P.K. Abdul Azis. He apprised the
audience of the efforts of Maulana Asrarul Haq Qasmi in the
establishment of AMU special center in Kishanganj, Bihar.
The Secretary of
Literary Club, Shad Ahmad presented annual report and informed the
audience about success of members of various clubs. He said that an
Urdu Development Forum has also been established in order to help
students acquaint themselves with Urdu. The Organizing Secretary of
Debate Competition, Osama Khan announced names of winners and Nayyar
Rehman conducted the programme.
The overall Sir Syed
Memorial Debate Trophy went to the team of Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi.
In Hindi debate,
first prize was awarded to Amit Tripathi and Amrendra Kumar Mishra
of Gorakhpur University whereas second prize went to Hitesh Bahrani
and Vishambhar Tiwari of Devi Ahilya University, Indore. The Third
Prize went to Prem Nath Chibbar and Lalit Bansal of Dr. B.R.
Ambedkar University, Agra. The Best Speaker Prize went to Amit
Tripathi of Gorakhpur District.
In English debate,
first prize was awarded to Abhinav Dev and Harsh Raj Tongia of Devi
Ahilya University, Indore while second prize was given to Ashutosh
Bhomuki and Vinita Suyal of G B Pant Agricultural and Technology
University. The third prize went to Uzma Flak and Naved Trombu of
Kashmir University. The Best Speaker Prize of this section was
awarded to S. Alihur M Kamonpuri of AMU.
In Urdu, Abdul
Muttalib and Dania Qammar of Jamia Hamdard were awarded first prize.
No one was found suitable for second and third prizes in this
category. The Best Speaker Prize was bestowed upon Shafey Anwarul
Haq of AMU.
The prizes were
given away by Maulana Asrarul Haq Qasmi, Vice Chancellor Prof. P.K.
Abdul Azis, Wadood Sajid and Prof. Ainul Haq Khan. The magazine of
the club was also released on this occasion.