By Muslim Mirror News,
New Delhi, August 16: The 67th Independence Day was celebrated on 15th August with traditional enthusiasm and gaiety across the country. Top Muslim educational institutions like Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia also made special arrangements for the celebration.
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah unfurled the national flag in front of the Strachey Hall, first building of the University, and National Anthem was sung by all people present in the function. Addressing on the occasion, the VC Gen. Shah congratulated the medical team of the Jawaharlal Nehru medical College of the University for rendering exemplary services in Uttarakhand when it was hit by flash flood two months back. Gen. Shah said that the Governor of the Uttarakhand has also communicated his appreciation for the AMU doctors’ team.
The Vice Chancellor highlighted the developmental activities undertaken by the University after his charge. He said that special focus has been laid on upgrading the residential and academic facilities in the University. Gen. Shah reiterated his commitment to upgrading the academic and research facilities including the WiFi internet connectivity to the faculty members and students in order to help them attain excellence in their respective fields. He said that he had come to the University with a mission of making it number one University in his period.
The Vice Chancellor firmly said that he would not tolerate activities detrimental to the development of the University. He said that the forces which are trying to harm him and stop him from bringing positive changes in the University, would not succeed. He warned that such forces will be defeated and driven out.
Gen. Shah said that the MHRD had curtailed about 35 Crore in the grant under XII Plan, which he said would not be accepted at any cost. He said that we are demanding more than what we had been given under the XI Plan and we will persuade the government to revise its decision.
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
The 67th Independence Day of India was celebrated in Jamia Millia Islamia. As per practice, Independence Day Celebrations were held in the Jamia Sr. Secondary School Campus. Prof. S M Sajid, Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia exhorted the audience to realize the importance of the day. He also reminded the audience about the role played by Jamia Millia Islamia in India’s independence struggle.
Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad
Maulana Azad National Urdu University is striving to promote Urdu as language of higher & technical education and the university is also providing vocational training to hone the technical skills of Urdu Speaking students, said Dr. Khwaja M. Shahid, Vice Chancellor in-charge in his speech after hoisting the tricolor on Thursday.
He announced University’s plan to establish a vocational training centre at Bidar (Karnataka). He informed that 23 acres of land have been allotted to the varsity for the purpose. Reminding the audience of great sacrifices made by the freedom stalwarts, he advised the youth to be optimistic. Later he inaugurated the tree plantation campaign by NSS at University Campus.
Hanifa School, Borsad
Hanifa School, Borsad held the 67th Independence Day celebrations on 15th August, 2013, Thursday with great enthusiasm and fervour. After the flag hoisting ceremony the students and the school staff proceeded for an Inter-School Competition “Suno Meri Zubani – An autobiography of a freedom fighter” wherein the participating students dressed up as the leaders whom they were representing and enacted them.
The competition was welcomed by a host of visitors, students and faculty members accompanied by the participating schools form Borsad. The students performed well and the judges were overwhelmed with their charismatic performance.
Chairperson Mr. Faisal Fazlani addressed the students and emphasised the significance of the day. The prizes were also awarded to the students by the Principal Ms. Harinder Dhillon and the Director Mr. Zuber Gopalani and members of the Management Committee. The programme ended with distribution of sweets.