PM Modi Addresses Aligarh Muslim University On Its 100th Anniversary Celebrations

The PM stated that development cannot be politicised and individual ideologies should take a backseat when it comes to the nation’s progress, assuring everyone that he is working to give equal opportunities to every single person, without any discrimination

Raghav N

December 22, 2020

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the faculty and students of the Aligarh Muslim University today on the premiere educational institution’s centenary celebrations. In the live telecasted speech, the PM said that the Indian government is working towards the development of the country and its people, irrespective of religion and ideologies.

Calling the university a city in itself with its larger than life campus, highly trained teaching staff and lakhs of students, Modi said that it is a representation of India’s strength for those who come to study at AMU from other countries. Applauding the diversity in the curriculum offered, he said that Urdu, Hindi, Arabic and Sanskrit, all culturally different languages are taught under one roof.

The PM also appreciated AMU for providing the world with relevant research in Islamic studies and languages like Urdu and Parsi. There are currently 1,000 foreigners enrolled for different courses at AMU.

Talking about a ‘New India’ vision, the leader reminded everyone to not politicise development. He also said that polarization due to different ideologies and faith of individuals become secondary when it comes to the nation’s overall progress.

The Aligarh Muslim University was originally established by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan as the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College in 1875, which became the Aligarh Muslim University in 1920. The facility offers more than 300 courses in modern and traditional studies.

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