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AMU alumni in Riyadh to celebrate Sir Syed Day on Nov 04

Thursday, October 21, 2010 07:26:08 PM, Staff Reporter

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Malegaon: 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 Sensational?

"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’.


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