22 Dec 2020
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is celebrating 100 years of the university and Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed students and faculty via videoconferencing on Tuesday to mark the occasion. During the event, PM Narendra Modi released postal stamps as part of centenary celebrations of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
This is the first time in over five decades that a prime minister attended an AMU event. PM Narendra Modi is the chief guest at the virtual centenary celebrations of AMU on Tuesday. Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank also joined the event via videoconferencing.
” In the past 100 years, AMU has worked to strengthen India’s relations with many countries. The research done here on Urdu, Arabic and Persian languages, research on Islamic literature gives new energy to India’s cultural relations with the entire Islamic world” said PM Modi.
Addressing the AMU during the university’s centenary celebrations, PM Narendra Modi said, “It is unprecedented the way AMU helped the society during this crisis of coronavirus. Free tests for thousands, building isolation wards and plasma banks and contributing a large amount to the PM Care Fund shows AMU’s seriousness in fulfilling their obligations to the society.”
“The government is working towards empowerment of Muslim women. We have given millions of scholarships to Muslim women in last six years”, said the PM.
PM Narendra Modi released postal stamps via video conferencing as part of centenary celebrations of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).