The Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA) in collaboration with Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) has chalked out numerous programs during the current year to celebrate the 200thbirth anniversary of the legendary reformer and educationist, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, in a most befitting manner.
This was disclosed by the AMUOBA President, Jawaid Anwar, who is also the Chancellor of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET). He said preparations are in full swing in this regard and the events to be held would include a conference and a seminar besides the celebration of the Sir Syed Day in a grand style this year.
“We plan to hold a Bio-medical conference dedicated to Sir Syed Ahmed Khan later this year. We will organize a quiz competition on Sir Syed while the Sir Syed Memorial Lecture is also included in our plans. As many as three books on Sir Syed will be published and launched to highlight his monumental contribution,” the AMUOBA President revealed. The AMUOBA President reckoned that the concept of social reforms of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was based upon acquisition of modern scientific education.
The key ingredients of this concept are proper upbringing, character building and tolerance and the Aligarh Muslim University proved to be the laboratory where these concepts were experimented, which produced students who possessed the above traits. The positive result of this experiment was the establishment of Pakistan.