“AMU helped the society during coronavirus pandemic in an unprecedented way by facilitating free tests for thousands, building isolation wards and plasma banks and contributing a large amount to the PM Care Fund. This shows AMU’s seriousness in fulfilling their obligations to the society,” the prime minister said at the University’s centenary celebrations.
In the past 100 years, AMU has worked to strengthen India’s relations with many countries. The research done here on Urdu, Arabic, and Persian languages, research on Islamic literature gives new energy to India’s cultural relations with the entire Islamic world, said PM Modi.
This was the first time PM Modi is participating in a programme of the Aligarh Muslim University.
Prime Minister Modi also released a postal stamp during the event. Chancellor of the University Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin and Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank were also be present on the occasion.
Earlier in the week, buildings in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) were illuminated for its centenary celebrations.
PM Narendra Modi releases postal stamp via video conferencing as part of centenary celebrations of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)
AMU became a University in 1920, through an Act of Indian Legislative Council by elevating the Mohammedan Anglo Oriental (MAO) College to the status of a Central University. MAO College was set up in 1877 by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.
The University has a campus spread over 467.6 hectares of land in the city of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. It also has three off-campus centres in Malappuram (Kerala), Murshidabad-Jangipur (West Bengal) and Kishanganj (Bihar).