Ms Fatima Javed receiving
Papa Mian Padma Bhushan Award from Delhi Chief Minster Mrs. Sheila
AMU invaluable intellectual treasure
of the country, says Rahul Gandhi:
“Democracy has been flourishing in the
country but no political party pays heed to the concept of internal....
Malegaon: Chief Minister
of Delhi, Mrs. Sheila Dixit who was a chief guest on the founder’s
day celebration at Women’s College of the Aligarh Muslim University
(AMU) described her visit to this institution a sentimental journey
because of her nostalgic memories of this place, says AMU
spokesperson Dr. Rahat Abrar.
She mentioned with great pride how she
still cherishes her brief meeting with Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, the
founder of this College when her late husband was the Sub Divisional
Magistrate of Khair in Aligarh District.
Mrs. Dixit focused on skill based
learning in the institutions for female component. She appreciated
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) as young and vibrant and highlighted
the need to open a separate department for environment and ecology
learning foreseeing challenges ahead in the world, Dr. Rahat says.
Mrs. Sheila Dixit said that she is the
product of Delhi University but like Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)
for its culture and beautiful gardens and heritage buildings.
She gave awards to the meritorious
students of the College. Ms. Fatima Javed of English (main) received
most coveted Papa Mian Padma Bhushan Award for over all outstanding
performance in academic and co-curricular activities.
In his presidential remarks, AMU Vice
Chancellor Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis said that this institution has
decided to establish five special centres in different parts of the
country to meet the challenging needs of the marginalized and
excluded social class and would replicate the AMU model in all its
Prof. Azis said AMU means brilliant
dedicated persons and we need institution builders to create a new
He said that the University has made
rapid progress and succeeded in providing ICT facilities to all its
staff and students and created information highway in their finger
tip. A Digital Resource Centre was also established at Maulana Azad
Library of the University.
Earlier welcoming the guests, Prof. Bilquis Naseem Waris, Principal of the Women’s College said that on
the eve of founder’s day, we also celebrate the achievements of the
young minds today.
She said that this College now
consists of 95 teaching faculty, 75 non-teaching staff and 2563
students including overseas students on the rolls.
She said that the students of this
College have always been great achievers be it in academic and other
co-curricular activities. Ms. Ameena Arif, a students of B. Sc.
(Biochemistry) gained the top position among all the six faculties,
securing the highest percentage of marks, with an aggregate of 89.9%
during the last session.
Prof. Bilquees highlighted the
achievements of teachers and pointed out that 31 teachers
participated in various national and international conferences,
workshops and symposia.
On this occasion, Mrs Sheila Dixit,
Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis and Prof. Zakia Ather Siddiqui, Secretary,
female Education Association presented the awards to Aiman Siddiqui,
Ilma and Saeeda.
Students presented group songs. Dr.
Romana Siddiqui conducted the programme.
Earlier, AMU Vice Chancellor welcomed
the Chief Minister, Mrs, Sheila Dixit at Vice Chancellor’s lodge,
senior faculty members and top officials were present.