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Declare Sir Syed birthplace a national heritage site: AMU alumni

Wednesday December 05, 2012 03:55:58 PM, Special Correspondent

New Delhi: 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 Aligarh.

 

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.


 
 

 

 



 

 

 

 


 

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