IMO News Service
Patna: The Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA), Bihar Branch, Patna, recently accorded a warm welcome to Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah, Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University on Wednesday, 25th November 2015 at Hotel Chanakya in the city.
An informal interactive session was organised by Dr. Arshad S. Haque, General Secretary of AMUOBA Bihar Branch. The alumni expressed happiness over the developments taking place on the campus and in the faculties of their alma mater.
The Vice Chancellor asked the alumni to contribute their 3T’s namely — Time, Talent and Treasure — to the university for its further progress. Mr. Shah said that the research was going on in several departments such as farming based on Nano Technology, and use of solar energy to drive cars. A solar farm was also coming up to meet the electricity requirements of the university.
The alumni were all praise for the Vice Chancellor as under his stewardship extensive efforts were being made to improve the living conditions of the resident scholars, restoration and renovation of all the old building from the time of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, opening of new departments, motivating the teaching staff to go for more research work in their respective fields and enhancements to accommodate more and more scholars.
“Sir Syed Schools will be opened in educationally backward districts of Muslim dominated areas of Bihar too with the affiliation from AMU,” said Vice Chancellor Gen. Shah.
The vice chancellor was accompanied with his wife Mrs. Sabiha Simi Shah at Hotel Chanakya. Prominent members of AMUOBA, Bihar Bihar, present on the occasion included Er. Amir Hasan (President); Dr. Arshad S. Haque (Gen. Secretary); Justice Bilal Nazki (Chairman, Bihar Human Rights Commision); Md. Salam, Chairman, Minority Commission, Government of Bihar; Nadim Seraj, Advocate; Rafi Ahmad; Mosheer Alam; Piyush Nandan; Dr. F.I. Farooqui; Md. Sufiyan; Mrs. Sarwat Nadim; Dr. Tarannum Fatima etc.
The present crisis at its Kishanganj Center was also discussed and the Vice Chancellor assured that no decision will be taken in haste. “Let the enquiry reports come and the issue will be solved soon,” said Gen. Shah.
It was resolved that all the members of AMUOBA, Bihar Branch, Patna would come forward to help the university in supervising the Kishanganj Centre issue so that the image of the university should be untainted.
(Report sent by Dr. Arshad S. Haque is General Secretary, AMU Old Boys’ Association, Bihar Branch, Patna. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)