Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be the chief guest at the centenary celebrations of the Aligarh Muslim University via video link on December 22, an official observation said.
Modi will attend the online operate at the side of Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, it said.
Extending his gratitude to the PM, AMU Vice Chancellor Professor Tariq Mansoor said the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) community is thankful for his acceptance to take part in the celebrations marking 100 years of the university.
“The outreach of the university all the way through this historical year will also immensely help in its growth and development, and in the placement of our students in private and public sectors,” he said. Prof Mansoor appealed the university community to put in all efforts for the success of the forthcoming events, and the staff members, students, alumni and AMU well-wishers for active participation.
He also appealed to all concerned to retain the centenary programme above politics like the Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti.
Earlier this month, the university had announced that President Ram Nath Kovind used to be expected to be the chief guest at the centenary celebrations.
The change of chief guest seems to be a final minute move, according to AMU sources.
Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College became Aligarh Muslim University on December 1, 1920 following a gazette notification. AMU used to be formally inaugurated as a university on December 17 that year.[ad_2]