Aligarh: For first time in its history, Sir Syed Day commemorative celebrations will be held this time in virtual mode.
Former Union Minister and current Governor of Meghalaya, Mr Satya Pal Malik will deliver the Sir Syed Day commemorative speech as the Chief Guest in an online function to be held on October 17, 2020 which will begin from 11:00 am virtually.
Two hours and 45 minutes long function will believe streamed through university website and open for all to join.
The proceedings of the day will begin with a Quran Khwani (Quranic Recitation) and a floral tribute at the Mazaar (grave) of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, at 6 and 7 am respectively.
During the online celebrations, AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor will deliver the welcome address and the Registrar, Mr Abdul Hamid (IPS) will read the citations for the awardees. Prof Mujahid Beg, Dean students welfare will extend the vote of thanks.
The programme will have speeches by faculty members, Prof Vibha Sharma and Prof Shakeel Ahmad Samdani, and two AMU students. The winners of the All India Essay Writing Competition will virtually receive prizes and certificates.
The annual Sir Syed Day function will also feature the distribution of Sir Syed Excellence Awards 2020. Eminent historian and reputed author, Dr Gail Minault will receive the award in the international category, while Anjuman-I-Islam, Mumbai based educational conglomerate will be conferred with the award in the national category. AMU Young Researcher of the Year Award will also be conferred on Dr Inamuddin (Department of Applied Chemistry).
The day-long celebrations will also feature inauguration of a virtual 'Exhibition of Books and Photographs' pertaining to Sir Syed Ahmad Khan at MA Library will start at 9:00 am. It can also be attended virtually.
The day-long celebrations also include the virtual inauguration of the Centenary Gate at the northern side of the Aligarh Muslim University campus by Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the Chancellor of the University, at 5:00 pm.