New Delhi: Finally the day of saying goodbye to
the most influential, development pro and caring, and the person
with many positive aspects, Prof (Dr) P. K. Abdul Azis the Vice
Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh came on
January 16, 2012.
The Delhi based Aligarh Muslim University
Coordination Committee (AMUCC), which is sharing a good rapport
with the generous Vice Chancellor of AMU celebrated the farewell day
at India International Centre (IIC) in New Delhi.
The two and half
year long association of AMUCC and the AMU Vice Chancellor begun in
early 2009 just after the proposal of AMU Study Centre in Kishanganj came into notice.
The AMUCC group is always grateful to the AMU Vice Chancellor for
showing his concern about establishing the study centre in India’s
one of most backward district Kishanganj. Hence, as a token of
gratitude the group was eagerly willing to facilitate the Vice
Chancellor a day ahead of bidding adieu to his office in Aligarh
Muslim University on January 17, 2012.
The farewell ceremony could
be possible only due to positive response of the AMU Vice Chancellor
and his highness, he had given two hours’ time to AMUCC for
organizing the Farewell ceremony in New Delhi on January 16, 2012
despite his busy schedule.
Along with the AMU Vice Chancellor, the highlight of the ceremony was M.A.A. Fatmi – former Minister of State HRD, Government of India
who had conceptualized the idea of AMU Special centres outside
Aligarh. Only due to sincere effort of M.A.A. Fatmi, the UPA I
decided to open the centres of AMU in five states of India.
Iqbal, Olympian and former Hockey Captain India also graced the
occasion on special request of AMUCC in addition to Prof. Sherwani
, dignitaries, thousands of old boys of AMU and media persons.
AMUCC farewell ceremony was jointly organized by the group mentors
Kamal Farooqui – former Chairman Delhi Minority Commission, Khwaja
Shahid –President AMU Old Boys Association Delhi. In fact, the
AMUCC group came into existence about two years back in presence
of Kamal Farooqui and Khwaja Shahid at New Horizon Public School
in New Delhi during a meeting with AMU Vice Chancellor.
The Vice Chancellor of AMU lauded the contribution of AMUCC during
his speech and said “Of course, the AMU Kishanganj reached to the
agreement day on December 30, 2011, but when the history of this
centre will be written, one can’t forget the AMUCC’s effort.”
“Really this coordination committee has done a commendable job in
the past, and I am sure they will continue their endeavor ahead”,
said Prof. Azis.
The AMU VC mentioned, “You guys are doing well
and my best wishes is with AMUCC. I am always available for any
issue related to AMU Kishanganj”.
The AMU Vice Chancellor signed
off with a positive note addressing the AMUCC, “This is not the end
my dear all, our association will continue forever”.
The farewell ceremony ended with tears rolling out of the eyes of
the AMU Vice Chancellor and AMUCC members.
The old boys of AMU
including Khwaja Shahid mentioned in last 40 years history of
Aligarh Muslim University they had not witnessed such a nice
person and development pro Vice Chancellor.
Fact is that, in the
recent past for a couple of decades the farewell is not given to
any Vice Chancellor especially in New Delhi.
The AMU Vice
Chancellor was highly elated and emotional, and offered hug to all
the members of AMUCC one by one.