A team of senior
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Alumni based in New Delhi met the
Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit November last week and urged her to
acquire and declare the Haveli and Birth Place of Sir Syed Ahmad
Khan as a “National Heritage Site”.
"We met Chief Minister Sheila
Dikshit on November 26 at her residence with demand for acquiring,
restoring and declaring the Haveli and Birth Place of Sir Syed
Ahmad Khan as a “National Heritage Site” by the Govt. of NCT of
Delhi", Parwez Mohammad who was leading the delegation said
while talking to ummid.com.
Parwez Mohammad was accompanied by
Mohammad Aslam, Minnat Rahmani and other AMU alumni.
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, one of the
architects of modern India was born on October 17, 1817 in Delhi.
Pioneer of modern education in India, he was instrumental in
establishing Mohammmedan Anglo Oriental (MAO) College in 1875 at
In 1920, Mohammmedan Anglo Oriental
(MAO) College was converted into Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)
with a central university status. It was a historic step for
spreading modern education among
Indians especially the Muslims.
Sir Syed instituted Scientific Society in 1864 to create
scientific temperament among the Indians and to make the Western
knowledge available to them in their own language. He got
translated many scientific works from English into Urdu.
The Aligarh Institute Gazette, an organ of the Scientific Society
was started in March 1866 and succeeded in agitating the minds in
the traditional Indian Society.