Friday, February 24, 2023

Jamia Hamdard organises a seminar on 'Life and Works of Late Prof. Abul Hasan Siddiqi'

Photo by Times of India, with Thanks

To mark the extraordinary contributions of Prof. Abul Hasan Siddiqi to Duty Society an International Seminar on “Life and Works of Late Prof. Abul Hasan Siddiqi” was organized by Jamia Hamdard today.

The inaugural session was compared by Prof. F. S. Sheerani former Dean Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University. Prof. (Dr.) Mohammad Afshar Alam, Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard enlightened the life and works of Abul Hasan Siddiqi sahib in the field of Mathematics, Physics and Applied Research and shared his personal experiences of Aligarh days and functioning of the Duty Society. Chief Guest and Governor of Kerala Mr Arif Mohammad Khan, presented the importance of Duty Society and focused on the duties of citizens from a larger perspective. He said that nowadays people generally fight for their rights and neglect their duties, if we focus on duties we can develop a healthy society and prosperous country. He also enlightened the Quranic Teachings of equality, humanity and the importance of education. Mr Khwaja M. Shahid, Former Pro Vice-Chancellor of MANU, in his keynote address remembered the dream of Abul Hasan Siddiqi to develop a Virtual University which is now being realized by the Govt. of India. Mr Hammad Ahmed Saheb, Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard and President of Duty Society, and Vice-President of Duty Society also graced the function.


Prof. Irshad Mehmood thanked the delegates from across India and abroad and the Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard for his support in organising this Seminar at Jamia Hamdard. In the technical session Padamshri Prof. S. Zillur Rahman, Prof. M. Kaleemullah Ahmad, Dr Nazar Abbas, Dr R.C. Singh of Sharda University and Mrs Azra Siddiqui shared their experiences of Duty Society. He presented the achievements of Abul Hasan Siddiqi. Other dignitaries include Professor Syed Asim Zafar of Aligarh Muslim University, Chairman, Deptt. Computer Science, Professor Nafees Ansari, Director, Center for Distance and Online Education, Dr Arman Rasool Faridi, Mr Khalid Masood, AMU Court Member, Prof. Hafiz Ilyas, AMU Court Member, Prof. Raziullah Khan, Mrs Heena Parveen, Dr Mohammad Shahid, Mr Mazhar Siddiqui, Mr Shaukat Mufti, Dr Sarfraz Ahsan, Prof. Mohammad Akram, Er. Azhar Hussain, Prof. Farhan J. Ahmed, Md. Tauhid Alam and others were also present in the programme. About Duty Society Duty Society was founded at Aligarh Muslim University by Sahebzada Aftab Ahmad Khan in 1889 with the objective of supporting poor and needy students to get higher education. Maulana Tufail Ahmad, Mr Bahadur Ali, Mr Abdullah Khan and Mr Mazharul Haq and Prof. Thomas Walker Arnold were also instrumental in establishing the Duty Society. Duty Society Provides education loans, Free Boarding and Coaching. Prof. Abul Hasan Siddiqi joined Duty Society as Keeper in 1985 since then he worked enormously for the development of society and his efforts culminated in the present form of Duty Society which is a continuous source of encouragement, guidance and financial support for the upliftment of poor students




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