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Sunday August 25, 2013 5:37 PM, ummid.com News Network

Celebrating freedom of the Indian nation, the General Education Centre of Aligarh Muslim University on Sunday presented "Tiranga-2013" at the Kennedy Hall Auditorium. On this occasion, a four-member American music band "The Corn Potato String Band of American Appalachian" folk music presented a unique slice of American culture.

The American band played banjo, guitar, piano, bass and mandolin and covered different antiquated styles including ballads "ho-down", country rags and "southern gospel".

Joshua Polacheck, Director of the American Centre, New Delhi appreciated the efforts of AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Brig. (Retd.) Syed Ahmad Ali and Coordinator, General Education Centre, Dr. F. S. Shirani helping the musical evening take place.

Joshua said that the American String band is dedicated to continuing the traditional fiddle and banjo music and will travel other parts of India also.

AMU Western Music Club presented Allama Iqbal's "Sare Jahan Se Achha" and Khusro's "Sakal Ban Phool Rahi Sarson".

The Vice Chancellor, Gen. Shah and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Brig. Ali presented mementos to the members of AMU Music Club and visiting American Band and appreciated their performance that took place for the first time in the history of the University.

Aligarh Muslim University has conferred D. Lit. degree honoris causa on Mrs. Eleanor D. Roosevelt, wife of US President Roosevelt on March 14, 1952.

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