Meghalaya governor lauds contribution of AMU

Meghalaya governor lauds contribution of AMU
Satya Pal Malik
Correspondent Shillong, Oct 17 | Publish Date: 10/17/2020 12:45:35 PM IST

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday lauded the tremendous contribution of Aligarh Muslim University in the field of academics, research and sports.

Malik said this on the occasion of Sir Syed Day Celebrations, 2020 of Aligarh Muslim University as chief guest through the virtual platform from Raj Bhavan, Shillong.

“Governor Satya Pal Malik joined the prestigious event through virtual platform as dignitaries like Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Professor Tariq Mansoor, Pro Vice Chancellor and others joined him also through virtual platform from AMU , Mumbai and United States of America,” a Raj Bhavan communiqué said.

Sir Syed Day Celebration is observed every year on October 17 to mark the birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan who was the founder of Aligarh Muslim University and a noted educationist and reformist born in 1817.

In his presidential speech, the Governor also fondly remembered the time when he was a Member of Parliament representing the Parliamentary constituency under which AMU falls.

He also thanked the Vice Chancellor of AMU for his support provided to Kashmiri students when he was Governor of Jammu and Kashmir,” the communiqué issued from the Governor’s House read.

 “Governor Satya Pal Malik conferred the Sir Syed International Excellence Award on Professor Gail Minault of Austin, Texas, USA and the national award under the same category on Anjuman-i- Islam, Mumbai. He also presented through online mode awards and honours to mark the occasion,” the statement added.

It is pertinent to note that this year is the centenary year of AMU which was established in 1920. 

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