PM Modi says AMU reflects India, its alumni make country proud

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, December 22 attended the centenary celebrations of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) through videoconferencing and unveiled a commemorative postal stamp. Recalling the Central university’s varied contributions, PM Modi said  AMU is an international leading institution that is making India proud. AMU Chancellor Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin and Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank were also present at the event.PM said  AMU is a mini-India. “People tell me that the AMU campus is like a city in itself. We see a Mini India among different departments, dozens of hostels, thousands of teachers and professors. The diversity which we see here is not only the strength of this university but also of the entire nation. ”The history of education attached to AMU buildings is India’s valuable heritage…I often meet AMU alumni during my foreign visits, who very proudly say that they’ve studied from AMU.  Wherever in the world they go, AMU alumni represent the rich heritage and culture of India…In its 100 years of history, AMU has crafted and polished millions of lives, giving them modern and scientific thinking. In its 100 years of history, AMU has crafted and polished millions of lives, giving them modern and scientific thinking and inspiring them to do something for the society and the nation.” The Prime Minister also said that AMU’s help to the society during the coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented. “Getting thousands of tests for free, building isolation wards, building plasma banks, and contributing a large amount to the PM Care Fund shows the seriousness of fulfilling your obligations to society,” he added.PM Modi, speaking as the Chief Guest, said India, everyone, irrespective of  religion, will get equal opportunities to fulfil  his or  her  cherished  dream. “The country is marching forward on the path where every citizen would get the benefits of development happening in the country without any discrimination. The country is on the path where every citizen should rest assured about their constitutional rights & their future. ”The country is on the path where no citizen would be left behind because of their religion & everyone would get equal opportunities so that everyone can fulfil their dreams. Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas is the mantra behind it,” he added. The prime Minister said, “School dropout rate among Muslim girls was more than 70 per cent and this situation continued for seven decades . The government started Swachh Bharat Mission, built toilets in villages and toilets for school-going girls. Now this rate has fallen to nearly 30 per cent.” M Narendra Modi said, “AMU alumni represent the rich heritage and the culture of India wherever they go. In its 100 years of history, AMU has crafted and polished millions of lives, giving them modern and scientific thinking and inspiring them to do something for the society and the nation. “The history of education attached to AMU buildings is India’s valuable heritage. I often meet AMU alumni during my foreign visits, who very proudly say that they’ve studied from AMU, says PM Modi. 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: PM 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.”

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