Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Old Boys’ Association in
Riyadh has decided to commemorate the AMU founder, Sir Syed Ahmed
Khan by organising Sir Syed Day in Riyadh.
"The Aligarh Muslim University Old
Boys’ Association, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is organizing Sir Syed Day
Inshallah on Thursday 04th, November 2010 at 07:45PM in Riyadh
Palace Hotel", says Mohammad Zaigham Khan, President of the
Association in a press statement.
"Dr S Y Quraishi, Chief Election Commissioner of India would be
the Chief Guest of the function and Eminent Senior Journalist
Saeed Naqvi, a Distinguished Fellow at Observer Research
Foundation, Visiting Professor Jamia Millia and Senior Advisor at
Centre for Media, Culture & Governance would grace the occasion as
the Guest of Honour", he added.
Talmiz Ahmad, the Ambassador of
India to Saudi Arabia will preside over the function.
October 17 is celebrated as Sir Syed
Day all across the world to pay tribute the great leader and
reformer who founded the famous Aligarh Muslim University in the
pre-independence India. The University later played important role
in empowering the education of the Muslims in India.
As part of Sir Syed Day
celebrations, the Association is also organizing a Sir Syed
Memorial Debate competition for the students of Riyadh based
Indian schools in the auditorium of India International School
Riyadh on Wednesday 3rd November 2010. The topics of the debate
are: 1. For Seniors Students - Are social networking sites doing
us any good? Or are they just a sophisticated way of stalking
people? 2. For Junior Students – Indian Media - Credible or
"The prizes to the winners are distributed in the school and
overall winning team is invited to Sir Syed Day function and the
running shield is presented to the winners by the chief guest
during the function and the winner is given chance to speak in the
function", says Zaigham.
On this occasion the Association
also plans to publish a Magazine cum Directory ‘We The Aligs’.