WATCH: Aligarh Muslim University Illuminated With Beautiful Lights To Mark Its Centenary

Aligarh Muslim University has been celebrating 100 years of its existence. The university has been decorated with lights to celebrate the occasion. Watch how beautiful AMU looks as it illuminated for its centenary.

Aditi Sharma

December 1, 2020

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Aligarh Muslim University, which is located in Uttar Pradesh, was founded on 1 December 1920. On the occasion of its centenary today, the university has been decorated with lights. Every corner of the university is illuminated to celebrate the centenary of its installation. The celebrations were kept low-key due to pandemic outbreak as opposed to the earlier decision of planning a month-long celebration to mark the occasion.

Aligarh Muslim University’s all-important blocks were illuminated to celebrate the centenary of its installation. This includes Administrative Block, Bab-e-Syed, University Staff Club, Faculty of Arts, Maulana Azad Library, Victoria Gate, Centenary Gate, University Mosque and Strachey Hall. The projection of light and design highlighted the cultural heritage of AMU on 1 December. Aligarh Muslim University has reached a historical landmark of completing 100 years of existence. AMU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor mentioned that the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind is likely to grace the centenary celebrations through a video call. Talking about the event, he said that a grand offline commemorative event will take place after pandemic restrictions are lifted in which alumni and well-wishers from all over the world will be invited. The online event which is scheduled on December 1 will be broadcast live on all social media platforms.

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AMU spokesman Rahat Abrar informed that online celebrations this month are expected to include the online release of a coffee table book depicting the pictorial history of the university. He added that the university has a rich history of 100 years which is preserved and it will be buried in an underground vault. As a part of the centenary celebrations, the university has republished certain books written by the founding fathers which have the rich cultural history of the university.

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Aligarh Muslim University was originally founded by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and named as the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College in 1875. In 1920, Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College became Aligarh Muslim University, following the Aligarh Muslim University Act. It has three off-campus centres in Malappuram (Kerala), AMU Murshidabad centre (West Bengal), and Kishanganj Centre (Bihar). The university is an institute of national importance, declared under the seventh schedule of the Constitution of India at its commencement. It offers more than 300 courses in both traditional and modern education.

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