The students of the Aligarh Muslim University have taken up a
historical initiative to get their alma mater registered with the
Guinness Book of World Record by producing largest envelop of the
The 37×27 feet envelop made by a
group of about two dozen students belonging to the faculties of
Engineering, Architecture, Fine Arts and Law was put on display at
the Kennedy Auditorium of the University before a large
gathering of students and teachers.
Addressing the ceremony, the chief
guest, Additional District Magistrate of Aligarh, D. S. Sachan
said that it was a lifetime opportunity for him to become a part
of the historic event and be a witness to the efforts of the
He said that the University is
considered one of the most prestigious institutions of the world
and a centre of excellence. He said that Sir Syed Ahmad Khan had
established the University with great devotion and commitment and
it is great to see that the students of this University are
realizing his dreams.
Sachan observed that although he was a student of Engineering, he
has developed great interest in history after visiting the AMU. He
said that education was the only way through which one could
achieve the heights of success. He urged the students to keep
intact the soul of this institution and take education with
complete devotion and commitment.
He appreciated that the students of
the University had become the President and Vice President of the
country and the current lot of students also had the talent and
abilities to reach the top positions in various walks of life.
Eminent surgeon and former President
of AMU Students’ Union (AMUSU), Dr. Mohsin Raza said, “This
University is like our mother and if its prestige is dented by any
of us then not only our mother but we will also be deformed”.
He urged the students to desist from
all such acts that could tarnish the prestige and reputation of
The students’ team leader, Syed
Nabeel Mehdi said that although AMU was known all over the world
for academic reasons but it had yet to be included in the Guinness
Bokok of world records.
He said that registration of AMU in
Guinness Book was his dream and the idea of producing the largest
envelope of the world was conceived out of the desire to
materialize this dream. He expressed thanks to all for their
cooperation and encouragement.
Mehdi said that about ten thousand
messages had been received from the AMU fraternity that were
dedicated to the world peace and international brotherhood.
The President of AMU Students’
Union, Syed Shariq Ahmad appreciated the spirit of the team and
thanked its members for providing a chance to be a witness to the
The Secretary, Hammad Nabi while
thanking the dignitaries and students said that some selfish
elements were tarnishing the image of the University while common
students were trying to save its prestige. Appreciating the
efforts of the students, he urged all to respect the endeavour
made by the students.
Former President of AMUSU, Abu Affan Farooqui said that Aligarh
has a great attraction and whoever comes to Aligarh becomes a
captive of its mesmerizing power and lives for all his life like a
moonstruck. He said it is our joint responsibility to work for the
betterment and progress of the University.
Former Secretary of the Student’s
Union, Mohammad Farrukh said that he was fortunate to be a witness
to the historic was also a witness to the historic moment and
hoped the initiative proved successful in enhancing the prestige
of the University and establishing it as an international brand.
On the occasion, chief guest ADM
(City), Aligarh D. S. Sachan, Prof. Razaullah Khan, Prof. Mukhtar
Ahmad, Dr. F. S. Shirani and former office bearers of AMUSU were
felicitated by the students.