On the completion of hundred years of the establishment of Aligarh Muslim University, Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a special postage stamp.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a special stamp on the completion of 100 years of the establishment of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). Prime Minister Modi attended the event organized on this occasion as the chief guest through video conferencing. This is the first time in the last fifty years that the Indian Prime Minister has attended the AMU event. Earlier, Prime Minister Nehru and Shastri have joined the AMU event.
On this occasion, Prime Minister Modi said that MMU helped the society a lot during the time of Corona epidemic. During the Corona epidemic, the university conducted thousands of free tests and built isolation wards and plasma banks. Apart from this, the university contributed a large amount to the PM Care Fund.
AMU strengthens relations with many countries
PM Modi said that in the last hundred years, AMU has also worked to strengthen India’s relations with many countries of the world. Research conducted here on Urdu, Arabic and Persian languages, research on Islamic literature, gives new energy to India’s cultural relations with the entire Islamic world.
Congratulations to AMU on increasing number of female students
PM Modi said that education brings with it employment and entrepreneurship, which ensures economic freedom. Economic independence empowers women and they play an important role in decision making at all levels. Prime Minister Modi congratulated AMU for the fact that the number of women students in this university increased by 50 percent. The Prime Minister said that his government is committed to the education and empowerment of Muslim women. He said that 100 years ago, AMU’s Founder-Chancellor Begum Sultan worked to modernize the Muslim community and today the country is moving forward in this direction by eliminating evils like triple talaq.
For the first time in 50 years, a Prime Minister at an AMU event
On 22 December, PM Modi attended the centenary celebrations of AMU as the Chief Guest. This was the first time after fifty years that an Indian Prime Minister has attended the function of AMU. Earlier, Lal Bahadur Shastri attended a function here as Prime Minister in 1964. Prior to Shastri, the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had come here four times. He first came in 1948 when he was awarded the Honorary Doctorate and then went to AMU in 1955, 1960 and 1963.