Sir Syed remembered at Krishna International Schhol

Published: September 12, 2017 at 8:19 pm

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VPLNEWS, ALIGARH, September 12: Under the auspicious Sir Syed Bicentenary celebrations, a seminar was organized at the Krishna International School, Aligarh in which Professor Asfar Ali Khan, Officer on Special Duty at the AMU Vice Chancellor’s office, participated as the Chief Guest.

Addressing on the occasion, Prof. Asfar Ali Khan said that Sir Syed lived for the promotion of communal harmony in the country and he always addressed the total populace of India without as a Qaum without making any distinction on religious grounds. He said that any efforts to brand Sir Syed as a Muslim reformer will in fact be belittling of his grand stature. He said that his iconic creation, the Aligarh Muslim University remains as a living example of his concept of a pluralistic India.

Prof. Farhatullah Khan, who presided over the programme, said that Sir Syed sacrificed all his assets for the educational development of Indian people. He said Sir Syed believed in secularism and spent all his life in propagating the great ideals of pluralism and peaceful existence.

Affirming Sir Syed’s great contribution in the field of education, Mr. Praveen Aggrawal, Managing Director of Krishna International School said that Sir Syed’s educational services are so big that one would find it difficult to make a parallel to his stature.

Programme Coordinator, Prof. Shakeel Samdani said that Sir Syed was not only a great social reformer but he was in fact an amalgamation of many attributes. He was a pioneering journalist, a historian, a legal luminary, a litterateur, a visionary and an archaeologist. The lamp of education that Sir Syed had lit, shall remain burning till the day of judgment, added Prof. Samdani.

Prof. R. N. Shukla said that Sir Syed was an epitome of commitment, dedication, tolerance and patience. He pursued his reformist movement without being perturbed by adverse situation and finally succeeded in make the British realise the importance of providing English education to Indian masses.

School Director, Mr. Mukesh Singhal paid rich tributes to the legendary figure while expressing his opinion,

Khushi Singh, a student at the Krishna International School also expressed her opinion on this occasion.

Noel F. Nelson conducted the programme while Smt. Uttra Kapoor, Principal of the School proposed a vote of thanks. Administrative Officer Bipin Bhardwaj, Prachi Varshney, Fauzia, Abdullah Samdani and Meenakshi Sharma worked hard for making the programme a success.

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