Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate as the chief guest in the centenary celebrations of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) through video link. According to the statement released by the institute, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will also participate in the ceremony on 22nd December.
Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor said that the AMU community is grateful to the Prime Minister for participating in the centenary celebrations of the university. He said that during this historic year there will be more development of the university, which will help students to have employment in private and public sectors.
Professor Mansoor appealed to the university community, staff, members, students and alumni to actively participate in the upcoming programs. He said that people should join the Shatabdi celebrations by coming out of politics.
Earlier this month, the university announced that President Ramnath Kovind could be the chief guest at the centenary celebrations. According to university sources, the change in chief guest has been done at the last minute.
Muhammad Anglo-Oriental College became Aligarh Muslim University on 1st December 1920 and was formally inaugurated as a university on 17 December the same year.
Realizing the need to impart modern education to Muslims, the great social reformer Sir Syed Ahmad Khan established a school on 24 May 1875 which was later established as Aligarh Mushlim University on 17 December 1920. After independence it was one of the four central universities of the country.