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Three day seminar planned by Maulana Azad Chair at MANUU

By TCN Staff Reporter,

Hyderabad: Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) is organizing a three day national seminar on “Maulana Abul Kalam Azad: A Multifaceted Thinker” from November 19 to 21, 2012.

Recently established Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Chair in the university is organising the three day seminar.

MANUU is among six universities in the country where Maulana Azad chair is established to propagate the legacy and work of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, freedom fighter and India’s first education minister.

Prof. Suleman Siddiqui, Professor of the Chair and Former Vice Chancellor of Osmania University addressed a press conference at MANUU campus to inform about the event.

Siddiqui said the idea of conducting the seminars on Maulana Azad works is to identify those areas on which little or no work has been done on Azad’s disposition. He also said that this seminar will help the interested researchers to identify the libraries and private collection where new material on Azad is available.

The seminar is divided in three sessions; the first session will be on ‘Maulana Azad on politics, the second day’s session will be on ‘Maulana Azad on religion’ while the third day sessions would focus on ‘Maulana Azad on education and journalism.’

Three day photo gallery and book exhibition exclusively on Maulana Azad at the Library Auditorium will be inaugurated. “An Evening with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad – Screening of the Play,” an Urdu solo by Tom Alter will be presented during the seminar evening.

Prof. Suleman Siddiqui also said that the main purpose of the seminar is to develop a high class, technology equipped research center at the Urdu University.

He also said Mualana Azad Chair at MANUU has already taken up the translation work of Maulana Azad’s literature, and has commissioned its first book ‘Maulana Azad’s Contribution to Education in General and Higher Education in Particular.’

Azad Chair is also maneuvering for the establishment of the Directorate of Translation at Urdu University.