Hyderabad Jan 09: “The government is supporting the establishment of medical colleges and if MANUU pays attention to it, the government will definitely help in this,” Prof. Tariq Mansoor, Vice-Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University opined on Saturday in his online address at a function to mark the 23rd Foundation Day celebrations of MANUU.
Continuing his address the Chief Guest, Prof.
Tariq Mansoor said that foundation day for any institution is not only a time to celebrate but also to introspect its performances and to prospect its future opportunities.
“Named after Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, MANUU had a humble beginning but has undoubtedly made phenomenal progress since its inception 23 years ago,’’ he said.
Speaking about the Urdu language, he pointed out that Urdu is not a regional or religious language but a global language and it is a challenge for us to revive it.
MANUU has proven that Urdu, popular for its poetry is also fit for acquiring modern scientific knowledge and service to society in all walks of life. The manner in which MANUU caters to Urdu medium education in subjects like computer science, social science, arts, humanities, and Mass Communication is marvelous indeed, he acknowledged
Advising youth, he said the world is full of opportunities but also has evil temptations, explore and overcome them.
“Make use of Social Media wisely and stay clear of divisive politics, fissiparous sectarianism, and petty squabbles. Set higher aims with your sheer will power and righteous guidance.
Remember, change towards modernity should not be resisted, and firmness in ideals should never be compromised, he added.
Talking about teachers, he said the role of teachers is pivotal in shaping the future of the University and the nation.
A true teacher delivers with utmost sincerity and commitment, not only the curriculum in the classroom but inspires and instills precious life lessons and values. Prof.
Tariq Mansoor also appreciated the high academic standard set by MANUU which is recognized by NAAC also.
He also praised the contribution of the Instructional Media Centre of MANUU in digitally enriching the Urdu Literature and Culture.
.S M Rahmatullah in his presidential address said that languages are born to meet the needs of human beings and if it gets the patronage of government then that language flourishes and also becomes a source of knowledge & education.
Urdu language came into being through a mixture of Indo-Aryan languages and also gained the status of an official language but later there were reasons for its decline.
Praising New Education Policy, he said NEP emphasized the need to provide education in the mother tongue. It focuses on the acquisition and research of various skills and to establish a national research institute.
MANUU is organizing various webinars to understand and effectively implement the policy.
In the end, he paid homage to Maulana Azad, former Vice Chancellors of MANUU, Prof. Tariq Mansoor, and MANUU through his catchy poetry.
Earlier, Prof Siddiqui Mohd Mahmood, Registrar I/c, welcomed and introduced the guest speaker.
He also spoke about the importance of higher learning mechanisms and the background in which MANUU was established.
Prof. Mohd. Naseemuddin Fares, Dean, School of Languages proposed the vote of thanks.
Mr. Abid Abdul Wasay, Public Relations Officer conducted the proceedings.
Instructional Media Centre’s team under the supervision of its Director, Mr. Rizwan Ahamd made arrangements for live streaming on the youtube channel. Students, scholars, faculty, and staff members attended the program online