Sir Syed Day observed with traditional fervour

KARACHI: Aligarians have vowed to continue to carry forward the mission of great reformer and educationist, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan who devoted his entire life for emancipation of Muslims of South Asia and Islamic renaissance.

The commitment of Aligarians came in this regard on the occasion of Sir Syed Day marking the 196th birth anniversary of great reformer Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, observed under the auspices of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association AMUOBA.

“The steps taken by AMUOBA and its members will continue to carry forward the mission of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan”, said Engr Mohammed Adil Usman, President AMUOBA and Chancellor, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology while addressing the Sir Syed Day function held at AMUOBA’s headquarter here.

He said that AMUOBA observe Sir Syed Day every year to pay homage to Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and to refresh the minds of younger generation about the life and achievements of the great reformer who brought a revolution among the Muslims of South Asia and which finally led to the creation of Pakistan.

“The objective is to continue with the struggle to further propagate the educational perception propounded by Sir Syed”, Chancellor Adil Usman said and added that the life of great reformer was rich with the implementation of mission for the aforesaid cause.

“He is our role model and will continue to be so and AMUOBA will keep moving forward for the fulfilment of Syed’s mission and persuasion of his thoughts and ideology”, he declared.

Earlier renowned scholar Prof Dr Waqar Ahmed Rizvi spoke at length about Sir Syed’s efforts for promotion of the cause of Urdu and particularly the establishment of Scientific Society which was reflective of his wisdom and farsightedness. Azad Bin Hyder recounted the researches carried out by Muslims in the fields of science and medical which was practiced by Europe. He cited an example of Dr Hamidullah whom the French government assigned the translation of Holy Quran in French and the then President Gen Degaulle approved unlimited budget for the purpose.

Prof Sehar Ansari described Sir Syed a revolutionary personality and said hardly there could be anyone who would not be aware of his greatness, farsightedness and services and his wisdom and foresight emerged as guiding principles for the Muslims. Khawaja Razi Hyder said Sir Syed promoted educational thinking and provided a thoughtful base.

On the occasion the SSUET students presented the “Tarana-e-Aligarh” which Aligarians sung in unison. The function ended with a vote of thanks presented by General Secretary AMUOBA, Mukhtar Ahmed Naqvi.

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