Doha based Bazm-e-Alig, Alumni of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)of India paid homage and tribute to their college founder and great reformer Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. Celebrating 199th birth anniversary of late Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, a grand event was held on 11th November 2016 at Marriott Hotel, Doha.
Prof. Dr Faizan Mustafa, Vice Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India was Chief guest on the occasion. He is former student of the college and also Dean of AMU was specially invited for the event. Prof. Dr. Faizan Mustafa was joined by Moosa Zainal Moosa, Advisor at the Qatar Ministry of Culture & Herritage. Moosa Zainal Moosa is also Patron of the association since its inception in 1988.
Mohd Aleem Khan, Third Secretary (Labour), Indian embassy Doha was Guest of Honour. Among other guests included Hasan Chowgule, Ateeq Anzar, Aziz Nabil, Ashraf Siddiqui, Editor asiantelegraphqatar.com, Eng. Taher Jamil and guests from various forums who are working to propagate Urdu in Qatar.
Moosa Zainal Moosa in his capacity as Patron-in-Chief of AMU welcomed Prof. Dr. Faizan Mustafa and other guests for gracing the event. He lauded the services of late Sir Syed Ahmad Khan for the Muslims of then India enlightening on the importance of education, research, science & technology.
Prof. Faizan Mustafa, Vice Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad discussed on the intricacies of the legal proceedings about the question of minority character of AMU. He discussed on the situation back home and challenges being faced by the minorities specially the Muslims. He pointed out on the implications on the subsequent amendmentsmade by Indian parliament in AMU act.
He said that Muslims identity with Aligarh Muslim University will never be separated.
Mohd Aleem Khan urged the members of Bazm to take forward the cause of late Sir Syed Ahmad Khan by spreading education amongst the poor and downtrodden people of India.
Nitin Garg, Director Invest Advice lauded on the campaign initiated and educational reforms brought by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.
Earlier, Irshad Ahmad Faridi, President of Bazm e Alig welcomed the guests. In his address, he urged old boys of AMU to unite and follow teachings of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the way he himself worked for the development of the society through education reforms.
He thanked ‘Invest Advice’ for their support in organizing the event and lauded the efforts of the organising committee members.
A nazm by Nadeem Mahir was recited by M/s Aqil and Sajid. M/s Aftab and Faisal stage performance sharing dialogue on various aspects of student life during stay in AMU refreshed former students back to their old golden days in college about hostel life to day to day activities after the classes and inter-action with the teachers.
The function ended with the singing of the AMU Tarana by old students of AMU, a show of great enthusiasm followed by the traditional dinner.