Up to date: December 22, 2020 12:25:41 pm
Addressing the Aligarh Muslim College (AMU) on its centenary celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated the establishment represents mini-India and that it has 100 wonderful years of excellence in training.
“Folks inform me that the AMU campus is sort of a metropolis in itself. We see a mini India amongst totally different departments, dozens of hostels, hundreds of academics and professors. The variety which we see right here isn’t solely the energy of this college but in addition of the whole nation,” he stated.
“Historical past of training connected to AMU buildings is India’s precious heritage. I usually meet AMU alumni throughout my international visits, who very proudly say that they’ve studied from AMU,” he added.
“Wherever on the earth they go, AMU alumni symbolize the wealthy heritage and tradition of India…In its 100 years of historical past, AMU has crafted and polished tens of millions of lives, giving them fashionable and scientific considering and provoking them to do one thing for the society and the nation.”
Underlining the contributions of AMU in preventing the Covid-19 pandemic, the PM stated the establishment performed free assessments, made isolation wards and created plasma banks. The PM additionally hailed the college’s contribution to the PM Cares Fund. “All this exhibits the seriousness of fulfilling your obligations in the direction of society.”
Asserting that everybody within the nation, no matter their faith, will get equal alternatives to meet their goals, Modi stated, “The nation is marching ahead on the trail the place each citizen would get the advantages of growth occurring within the nation with none discrimination. The nation is on the trail the place each citizen must be relaxation assured about their constitutional rights and their future. The nation is on the trail the place no citizen could be left behind due to their faith and everybody would get equal alternatives so that everybody can fulfil their goals. Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas is the mantra behind it.”
He additionally stated that with regards to India’s progress, it is very important put aside ideological variations. “No matter faith you’re born in, it is very important mix one’s aspirations with nationwide objectives. In the case of the nation, there can’t be any ideological variations. AMU has produced many freedom fighters, who put aside their ideological variations and fought collectively.” The PM additionally stated every little thing shouldn’t be seen by a “political prism”.
Specializing in the state of training of Muslim ladies, the PM stated, “The college dropout fee amongst Muslim ladies was greater than 70 per cent and this case endured for 70 years. In these circumstances, the federal government began Swachh Bharat Mission, constructed bathrooms in villages and bathrooms for school-going ladies. Now, this (dropout) fee has fallen to just about 30 per cent.”
In the course of the occasion, Modi launched a postal stamp as a part of the centenary celebrations of the College. AMU Chancellor Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin and Union Schooling Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank are additionally current on the occasion.
The Aligarh Muslim College accomplished 100 years as a college on September 14 this 12 months. This makes it one of many oldest surviving universities in India.
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