If activities at MANUU are any indication, colourful celebrations,
competitions and various programs focusing the life of Maulana
Abul Kalam Azad would mark the 122nd birth anniversary of the
great Indian leader in a big and memorable way.
"Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) plans to celebrate
122nd birth anniversary of the great Indian freedom fighter,
scholar, visionary leader and the first education Minister
of the Independent India, Maulana Abul Kalaam Azad by organising a
four-day Jushne Maulana Azad in the university campus", said
University official Prof Abid Wasey in a press statement.
"The program will run for four
days starting November 08 and will be inaugurated by Dr Syeda Sayyedain Hamid
of the University and Member of the Planning Commission of India.
Besides her inaugural speech, the program would
be addresses by renowned scholars and experts on the life and
vision of Maulana Azad", Prof Wasey said.
The birth anniversary of Maulana
Abul Kalam Azad that falls on November 11, has been declared as
the National Education Day by the Indian government.
"The celebrations titled as Jushne Maulana Azad
to be held from November 08 to 11 is expected to see wide variety of programs including symposia,
essay-writing and elocution competitions, and debate focusing various
aspects of Maulana Azad's life. Students from different
universities and colleges of the country would participate in
these competitions", Prof Wasey said.
"Besides these competitions, the
university has also planned exhibition of selected books written
on Maulana Azad, screening of documentary film made on the
legendary leader, Sham-e-Ghazal, Hazal Goi competition and
Mushairah to mark the occasion", he added.
"The four day Juhsne Maulana Azad
will be preceded by a National Seminar on 'Maulana Azad - who
shaped the education of the Independent India' on November 3rd and
4th", he said.