Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has contributed towards strengthening India’s relations with other countries all over the 100 years of its existence. Research done at AMU on more than a few languages and Islamic literature has provided new energy to India’s cultural relations with the Islamic world, the Prime Minister said while speaking at the varsity’s centenary celebrations.
“In the final 100 years, AMU has also worked to make stronger India’s relations with many countries of the world. The research done here on Urdu, Arabic and Persian languages, research on Islamic literature, gives new energy to India’s cultural relations with all the Islamic world,” PM Modi all over his virtual address.
The Prime Minister said that the history of education attached to AMU buildings is India’s valuable heritage. “Today, people from AMU have trained in hundreds of countries of the world, along side the most productive places in India. The educated people of AMU represent the culture of India, anywhere on the planet. History of education attached to AMU buildings is India’s valuable heritage,” PM Modi said.
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“I incessantly meet AMU alumni all over my foreign visits, who very proudly say that they’re from AMU. The university campus is sort of a city… We also see a mini India. The diversity of AMU is a country’s power. We will have to not omit this strength nor let it change into weak. We need to work towards strengthening the feeling of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat’,” he added.
The Prime Minister also released a postal stamp as a part of AMU’s centenary celebrations. This is the first time PM Modi is participating in a programme of Aligarh Muslim University. AMU became a university in 1920 through an act of Indian Legislative Council by elevating the Mohammedan Anglo Oriental (MAO) College, which used to be set up in 1877 by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, to the status of a central varsity.[ad_2]