Maulana Azad remembered at AMU

    By TCN News,

    Aligarh: Noted Islamic scholar, Prof. M Saud Alam Qasmi, Dean, Faculty of Theology, Aligarh Muslim University said that Maulana Azad was an erudite and multifaceted personality who left his impression in the history of India.

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    Religion, literature and politics were main factors in the Development of Maulana Azad’s personality and he used these principles for the upliftment of society, freedom of the country and unity of mankind. Prof. Qasmi was delivering Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Memorial Lecture at Department of Education organized to mark Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s 125th birth anniversary, which is celebrated as National Education Day.

    Dr. Anis Jahan addressing the Maulana Azad Extension Lecture function

    Elaborating on Maulana Azad’s views of national integration and unity of mankind, Prof. Qasmi said that the call of Hindu Muslim unity was not a political metaphor of Maulana Azad. It was his sincere view based on religious teachings and demands of humanity. The British Government adopted the policy of divide and rule and Maulana Azad perceived it as a factor that divided humanity. Maulana Azad opposed all forces that divided humanity on the basis of religion, caste, creed, politics and geography.

    Prof Qasmi said that divisive forces were still active in the country and creating hatred amongst various sections on the basis of region and religion. He said that people should not allow them to destroy the social and secular fabric of the country. He pointed out that the destiny of the country is shaped in classrooms and it is the duty of the educational institutions to teach and train young minds in a way that they become true messengers of peace and tolerance. This would be the real tribute to Maulana Azad.

    Prof. Saud Alam Qasim 3rd from left at the Maulana Azad Extension Lecture function

    Prof Hamida Ahmad, Former Dean, Faculty of Social Science presided over the programme. Prof CPS Chauhan introduced the guest. Prof Sumita Sharma proposed a vote of thanks. Dr Anis Jahan conducted the programme.