On Friday, 125th anniversary Aligarh Muslim University's Duty Society was celebrated where India's Vice President, Hamid Ansari was invited as the Chief Guest to grace the occasion.
Duty Society was founded by M.A.O. College alumnus Sahabzada Aftab Ahmad Khan during Sir Saiyid's lifetime in 1889. The primary objective of Duty Society was to have a permanent fund to support the poor and needy students of the Mohammadan Anglo Oriental (MAO) College. The event quasquicentennial witnessed many outstanding performances during the event by distinguished poets, like Shakil Badauni and Majaz Asrarul Haq, who were associated with AMU.
Another alumnus of the college, Vice President Hamid Ansari spoke on the occasion. He said, "The quality of education depends on elementary education. While equality of status and opportunity contribute to nation building and a humanitarian society, education is a fundamental precondition of political democracy. More than acquiring knowledge, it (education) empowers the individual to be personally and politically developed.
Seminars on various topics like, "Educational Development of weaker sections in India" graced the occasion. Brainbuxa will keep you updated on such events, news and views across the nation. For more, take a halt at Brainbuxa.