AMU will celebrate Sir Syed Day on October 17

Aligarh Aligarh Muslim University will celebrate Sir Syed’s Day with traditional fervor and gaiety on October 17th. The celebrations will take place after a hiatus of nearly two years. For the past two years, due to the pandemic, Founder’s Day celebrations have been cut short and held in online mode.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor, held a meeting with university officials to finalize preparations for Sir Syed Day.

“Sir Syed Day will be celebrated with all long-established customary events. We are preparing for the large-scale event because for the past two years the celebrations have been interrupted due to the pandemic,” Professor Mansoor told the meeting.

After preliminary discussion, it was decided that the main event would be held at Pandal Athletics. Live streaming of the event via webcast would also be done. Other major events include the exhibition of writings, books, portraits, personal effects, calligraphy, etc. from Sir Syed to Sir Syed House, while various prizes will be awarded to individuals and organisations.

The main buildings, including Sir Syed’s House and the Centenary Gate, will be decorated and illuminated. The traditional dinner will also be organized for the students in their respective residences.

The meeting was also attended by Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mohammad Gulrez, Registrar Mohammad Imran, IPS and several academic officials and faculty members.

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