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Aligarh, May 9: The schools of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organised several events and competitions under the G-20 series of programmes where students celebrated India's G20 presidency and spread the message of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.

The STS School (Minto Circle) of AMU organised an Inter-School Debate Competition in Junior and Senior Categories on topics "Over  dependence on electronic devices is affecting innate creativity of teenagers" and "Individuals than Corporations are more at Fault For Climate Change" in Audio Visual Lab of the school. The students from all AMU Schools participated in the competition.

The objective of the English Debate competition was to create awareness regarding the G20 Summit and the topics of the debate were selected according to the agenda of G20 Summit. The students presented their views in favour and against the given topics.

Addressing the programme as chief guest, Prof. Asfar Ali Khan, Director, school education, AMU highlighted the importance of G20 summit in India and emphasised on creating awareness regarding G20 agenda and themes.

Dr. Safia Akhtar Kazmi, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, ZHCET, AMU, and Dr. Sadaf Fareed, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Women’s College, AMU judged the debate competition.

Mr. Faisal Nafis, Principal, STS School and Co-ordinator of organizing committee of AMU Schools (G-20 Summit) congratulated the winners for their active participation. He said “it is a proud moment for us that India is leading the G20 Summit and it is a watershed moment in the history of the country.

In the junior category, Master Mohammad Saad of STS School, Master Mayank Chaudhary, and Master Mohd Kaif of AMU ABK High School-Boys bagged the first, second and third prize respectively. Master Arun Kumar of Ahmadi School for the Visually Challenged received the consolation prize.

In the senior category Master Manya Gupta of STS School got the first position, while Master Ayaz Abdullah of STS School, and Master Yusuf Raza of Saiyyid Hamid Senior Secondary School (Boys) received the second and third prize respectively.

Dr. Tanweer Husain Khan and Mr. Malik Mohd Arshad guided the students in preparation. In the end Ms. Nasreen Fatima, Cultural Coordinator of STS School proposed a vote of thanks. The programme was conducted by Mrs Ghazala Tanvir.

Similarly, the RMPSA AMU City School organised an inter-school quiz competition to mark the G20 Presidency of India.

Five schools including the Senior Secondary School Girls, STS School, ABK High School, AMU Girls School and host RMPS AMU City School took part in the event.

Principal Mr. Tanveer Nabi welcomed the guests.

Prof. Asfar Ali Khan, the chief guest of the event highlighted the importance of the competition by saying that “this event provided the students an opportunity to know about the G20 countries of the world and it is our privilege to host this event”.

The competition was completed in three rounds, Quiz, Scene/Score and Rapid Fire. In all the three rounds, RMPS AMUY City School stood first with 105 marks while Senior Secondary School Girls stood second with 90 marks and Syedna Tahir Saifuddin School stood third with 80 marks. ABK High School stood fourth with 75 marks and AMU Girls' School stood fifth with 50 marks.

The jury of quiz competition included Prof. Fazl Ur Rehman, Prof. Anwar Shehzad, Mr. Shahid Jalil and Mr. Mohd. Shaukat Ansari. The technical team consisted of Mohd Shoeb, Mohd Faizan and Azim Baig.

The programme was coordinated by Mrs. Anwar Sultana and Dr. Fayyazuddin proposed the vote of thanks.

The quiz rounds were conducted by Dr. Mohd Rizwan Alam and Mr Saeed Anwar. Mr Naeem, Mohd Iqbal, Afsar Ali and Dr. Zulfikar were present on the occasion.


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ALIGARH May 15: The Aligarh Muslim University Girls’ School organized several competitive events under the series of programmes by AMU schools on the theme of G20 summit under India’s presidency. 

In the Debate Competition under junior group (VI to VIII), Innaya Firdaus (AMUGS), Aiman Hasan (AMUGS) and Afreen (ABKGS) won the first, second and third prizes respectively, while Bharti Yadav (ASVC) was given the consolation prize.

In the Essay Writing Competition under junior group, Fauzia Shakeel (CGHS), Zynah Arif (AMUGS) and Amina Hasan (AMUGS), respectively got the first, second and third prizes, while under the senior group (IX-XII), Mehvish (CGHS), Sumaiya Kayenat (AMUGS) and Sana Parveen (CGHS) received the first, second and third prizes, respectively.

Amber Mirza (CGHS), Madiha Masroor (AMUGS) and Sidra Ashraf (MUGS) won the first, second and third prizes, respectively, in the Poster Making Competition under the junior group, while under the senior group, firs, second and third prizes went to Azka (SSSG), Zoha Khan (AMUGS) and Sarah Waqar (AMUGS).

In the Slogan Writing Competition, Kulsum Shahid (CGHS), Somi Ali (AMUGS) and Zainab (CGHS)got the first, second and third prizes under junior group while Himanshi (AMUGS), Iqra Khan (SSSG) and Shaizatul Fatma (SSSG) won the first, second and third prizes under the senior group.

Meanwhile, the Ahmadi School for the Visually Challenged, Aligarh Muslim University organized intra-school activities under the G20 celebration programme, including the slogan writing, essay writing, logo making, Quiz and drawing competitions for students belonging to various classes under senior and junior groups.

The essay writing competition for senior group was held on “Significance of History in Governance”, while the junior group participants wrote essay on “Importance of Discipline in the life of Students”.

In the logo making competition (in Braille) under senior group, Kaif Chand (X) won the first prize and Md. Miraj Alam (X) got the second prize. Under the junior group, Bharti Yadav (VIII), Krishna Sharma (VIII) and Priya won the first, second and third prizes respectively.

In the Quiz competition team C, comprising Md. Miraj Alam and Sharib Ali, won the first prize. In the drawing completion (Flag making) under senior group, Kaif Chand (X) won the first prize, and Md. Miraj Alam (X) and Gulam Husain Khan (IX) won the second and third prizes respectively. Under the junior group, Kashish (VIII), Krishna Sharma (VIII) and Khushbu (VII) won the first, second and third prizes, respectively.


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ALIGARH May 16: The Abdullah School, Aligarh Muslim University organized various competitive events, including Intra-School Poster Making, Essay Writing and Slogan Writing competition under the G20 summit celebrations.

School Superintendent, Ms. Umra Zaheer welcomed the judges and highlighted the main features of the G20 summit.

In the intra-school Poster Making Competition Afshan won the first prize while Ilma Nadeed and Sumaiyya shared the second and Insha Parvez and Kehkashan Parveen shared the third prize.

Mohd. Umair, Anabia and Ayesha Aqeel respectively won the first, second and third prizes in the essay writing competition.

In slogan writing competition for the students of Class II and III, Anabiya, Inaya Fatima and Arham Hussain received the first, second and third prizes.

Ms Lubna Imtiaz extended a vote of thanks.


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Workshop organised on World Health Day #G20Summit


Aligarh, April 8: On the occasion of the World Health Day, the department of Tahaffuzi wa Samaji Tib, Faculty of Unani Medicine, AMU organized a workshop on 7th April in the Museum Hall. It was the first pre-conference workshop of the forthcoming World Congress on Integrated Community Health (WCICH-2024). The workshop was organized in association with Indian Integrated Community Health Association (IICHA) and Simnan Imperial Guild (SIG). A short video documentary prepared by WHO was also played.

Prof SM Safdar Ashraf, Chairman of the department in his welcome address gave a brief about the theme of this year’s world health day “Health for all”. Being Nodal Officer and Media Advisor to WHO he shared various major breakthrough activities.

The senior most Faculty of Unani Medicine Prof MM Wamiq Amin graced the occasion as a guest of honour. He pondered over the lifestyle modifications in accordance with teachings of the Unani system of medicine.

Prof BD Khan, Principal Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College gave inputs in regard to the collaborative possible role of Unani physicians and drug manufacturing units in holistic health care through Unani Medicine

Two invited lectures were delivered on the occasion. The first lecture was delivered by Dr Abdul Aziz Khan on “Health for All through primary health care & scope for Unani System of Medicine.”

Dr. Mohammad Salman Shah, Department of Community Medicine, JNMC delivered the second invited lecture on the topic, “Leveraging health for all through Universal Health Coverage (UHC).”

The official website and first information brochure of the World Congress on Integrated Community Health (WCICH-2024) was launched by the Chairman and Dr Ammar Ibne Anwar.

Dr Atiya Anjum conducted the programme and Ayesha Parween, Lovely Sing, Anam Athar and Mohd Junaid jointly coordinated the proceedings.

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Aligarh, April 27: The Department of Geology, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is organising a G20-themed Workshop on “Isotope Geosciences: Past, Present and Future Direction”, on April 29, to celebrate India’s G20 presidency, as per the Advisory in connection with G20 University Connect Programme issued by the Ministry of Education, Government of India.

Organizing Secretary Prof. MEA Mondal said the workshop is being organized to highlight the recent developments, challenges and strategies in geological sciences and particular attention will be paid to Isotope Geochemistry.

The inaugural function of the workshop will be held at 10 am at the Department of Geology, said Prof. Mondal.

Prof. Santanu Banerjee (IIT Bombay), Dr. Waliur Rahaman (Scientist E, NCPOR) and Prof. Nurul Absar (Pondicherry University) will deliver lectures during the workshop.


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Aligarh, April 27: The 12 weeks Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship (SURE) workshop organised by the Department of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in collaboration with Bauer College of Business, University of Houston, USA provided an educational and networking platform and handholding to the participants that facilitated a value-added partnership between students, industry experts, and potential entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds, including engineering and commerce students, struggling and small-level entrepreneurs, women from under-resourced communities and anyone who wanted to learn the business. The workshop was organised under the G-20 programme.

The Chief Guest of the valedictory session Prof. Mohammad Gulrez, AMU Vice Chancellor said “with India becoming the most populated country of the world, and considering the employment generation by MSMEs, entrepreneurship is the key to future growth, development and progress of the nation. SURE programme is playing a significant role in supporting and nurturing new entrepreneurs”.

Prof Gulrez pointed out that AMU is a public institution serving the nation with dedication. “AMU has adopted five villages where various departments of the university raise awareness on issues of public concern”, he added.

The Guest of Honour Smt. Meenu Rana, ADM, F & R, Aligarh said Entrepreneurship programmes provide an opportunity to learn new skills and upgrade the knowledge. Exhorting the participants she said “identifying strong points and up-skilling is the key to progress and success. You should try to establish you own enterprise, thus boosting the economy and increasing the GDP of the country”.  

Prof. Mohsin Khan, Chairman of the workshop and Finance Officer, AMU said entrepreneurship is often cited as a significant engine of economic growth and development. “In an emerging society like India, whose population now stands higher than China and the unemployment rate is at the rate of 7.45%, entrepreneurship is the only solution. The government of India is taking all important steps in this direction and encourages the start-up environment through various schemes like Make in India, Startup India and Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan”, he remarked. He further said, the G20 summit also intends to push up startup culture and build an inclusive ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship in India.

Prof. Asiya Chaudhary, Convener and Director, SURE workshop said that various sessions were conducted on costing & accounting, banking, DIC, marketing, legal, etc. Some remarkable outcomes of the workshop were that several participants were ready with their Startups, registered with their trademarks and GST, initiated paperwork and pitched in with bankers, DIC, buyers & sellers.

Prof Asiya said a group of 4 engineering students who already had developed educational software are ready to launch their startup soon after learning from SURE, while Mrs. Sanjeeda Begum and Ms. Ulfat are soon launching coaching centers for stitching & tailoring and science & Mathematics classes, respectively. They benefited the most from networking and hand-holding sessions.

Similarly Mr. Abdur Rehman is scaling up his glass business while Ms. Naureen and Huda got pitched in for their eco-friendly paper bag business.

After getting trained in the SURE workshop Ms. Iqra and Ms. Adeena initiated the opening of their fashion coaching institute, while Ms. Farah is midway through establishing a gym soon after the workshop.

Dean, Faculty of Commerce Prof. Mohd. Nasir Zameer Qureshi said that the post pandemic economic scenario experienced slowdown or complete business shut down, increased unemployment, and low tax collection etc. “In this backdrop the concept of micro entrepreneurship assumes more significance as MSMEs account for the majority of business worldwide and are an important contributor to job creation and global economic development”, he added.

Prof S.M. Imamul Haque chairman department of commerce delivered the welcome address.

Participants of the workshop Ms. Nazish and Mr. Divyansh Shandilya shared their experiences.

Dr. Anwar Ahmad proposed the vote of thanks. Mr. Mushahid Ali Shamsi and Mr. Mohd. Abdullah conducted the programme.


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Aligarh, May 3: The Department of Geology, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organized a week-long Earth Day events, wherein several activities including slogan writing and poster making competitions, special lectures and plantation drive were held.

AMU Vice Chancellor Prof. Mohammad Gulrez presided over the concluding ceremony of the week-long celebrations. In his remarks he highlighted the problem of climate change and its associated impact.

Prof Gulrez appreciated the initiative of the Department and its research and placement activities.

Chief Guest Dr. Kalachand Sain, Director, Wadia Institute, and Prof. Kr. Farahim Khan, Chairperson of the Department addressed the audience and stressed upon the importance of Geosciences in saving our planet.

Dignitaries including the Vice Chancellor, Chief Guest, Chairperson, Convener and Organizing Secretary distributed prizes and certificates among the winners of the slogan and poster competitions.

The concluding ceremony was followed by a special technical lecture by Dr. Kalachand Sain on ‘Geohazards in the Himalaya and Plausible Mitigation’. Dr. Sain discussed the lessons to be learnt from recent catastrophic events like Kedarnath and Chamoli disasters in the Himalayan region. He also shared his recent research on these disastrous events and the way forward to combat the natural disasters in the Himalayas.

Organizing Secretary Prof. M.E.A. Mondal conducted the programme, while Prof. Rashid Umar, convener of the events, proposed a vote of thanks.

Following the theme of India’s G-20 Presidency –‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ or ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’, the Department of Geology also organized a plantation drive within the premises of the Department. On the occasion the staff and students were sensitized about the need of tree plantation and how trees are critical to the survival of life on earth.


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AMU Faculty Member Addresses the Annual Women Economic Forum #G20 Summit


Aligarh, January 3: Prof Ayesha Farooq, Department of Business Administration, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), joined the global edition of the Annual Women Economic Forum 2022, held at New Delhi, along with the G100 India meetings, as a speaker. The theme for the edition was “Bridge the Gap: Agenda for G20’. 

Speaking on Aligarh Applique as a sustainable and eco-friendly craft, Prof Ayesha Farooq said, “applique work by the artisans of Aligarh is eco-friendly and sustainable in nature due to usage of natural fiber, energy efficiency, environment-friendly production process, and waste minimization. These products are reusable and biodegradable”.

“Aligarh applique craft has tremendous potential to involve women entrepreneurs and contribute towards economic, social, and environmental sustainability”, she added.

She emphasized that it has a big potential to generate gainful employment opportunities for local artisans, and constitutes an important part of the unorganized sector of the economy.

Notably, Prof Ayesha is the State President, Project and Event Management Council of Uttar Pradesh, WICCI (Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), an arm of WEF.

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Aligarh, March 13: The Department of Physical Education at Aligarh Muslim University has organized its first " Akhand Yoga " session under the Multilateral Institutions for the 21st century, which is one of the agenda priorities of the upcoming 2023 *G20 summit*.According to Professor Syed Tariq Murtaza, chairman,  the  department has been hosting an Akhand Yoga session for the past ten months without a break. This week, the department organized a session with Miss Gilly Burn from Oxford University, UK, who led the session with her vast knowledge and experience in yoga. Miss Burn is a pioneer Palliative Care Ambassador of the UK in India.

The department has arranged all necessary facilities the arrangements for the yoga sessions, which have been highly successful in promoting a healthy lifestyle among the participants,  said Prof Murtaza. 

Participants have reported significant improvements in their physical and mental health during the one-year-long Akhand Yoga session. The session will continue until 21 June 2023. The Department initiative to promote health and wellness among the university community and more programs are in line under the G20 2023 summit.

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ALIGARH March 14: "India shares a cordial relationship with Arab states in the field of trade, economy and Diaspora which enriches their neighbouring and civilizational bonds. So at the G20 platform, India by taking not only Arab countries but also the whole global south to its side, focuses well on being a voice of those whose concern could not be addressed by the world powers earlier," said prof Mohammad Gulrez, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University, while delivering a lecture on "Global Power Transition and Evolving Regional Architecture: India and the Gulf Region", organized by the India Arab Cultural Centre (IACC), Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

He highlighted the dynamics of the present Indian leadership in the global scenario, especially the Prime Minister’s robust role in bridging the gaps of the world order. He said the world witnessed a bipolar order followed by a multi-polar order where the multilateral institutions were assigned to contribute to world peace, but those institutions and world powers are under scanner in recent times. He stressed that in this context India has an opportunity to assert itself and the G20 platform is a very right place for it.

He said that that a new world order is in transition and in the context of the Arab world, India has Egypt, Oman and UAE as the guest countries at the G20 summit which shows its concern to the Arab neighbouring states. 

Prof. Gulrez asserted that India is trying very hard through the G20 to counter the challenges faced by the globalized world today in the field of cyber security, terrorism and green energy with a target to enhance the chances of achieving global peace.

Earlier, welcoming the guest speaker, Prof. Nasir Raza Khan, Honorary Director and Convener of the G-20 Lecture Series, underlined the importance and relevance of the talk.

The lecture programme, followed by a question-answers session, concluded with the vote of thanks by Dr. Aftab Ahmad.

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Hackathon AMUHacks 2.0 organized by Computer Science Department



Aligarh, March 20: As the Nation is celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and G20 themed programmes, the Computer Science Society (CSS), Department of Computer Science, AMU, organized a 24-hour long Hackathon AMUHacks 2.0 from 18th to 19th March in collaboration with Google Developer Student Club (GDSC). Hackathon was a great success, in which a total of 147 teams registered for the event from the prominent institutions of the country. The event provided a platform for budding developers to showcase their skills and come up with innovative ideas.

The Hackathon officially started on 18th March and the hacking began at 4:30 pm, where the participants had 24 hours to complete their projects. In the final round top ten teams presented their projects in ten minutes followed by a five-minute Question & Answer session with judges. The judges evaluated each project based on criteria such as creativity, originality, technical difficulty, and potential impact.

The first prize of Rs. 5000 was awarded to the team "Run Time Terror" for their project "JustShipIt", it showcased complete solution for handling warehousing and supply chain management issues for various parties involved in international shipping.

The runner-up was the team "Geeks of Innovation" for their project "Driver Drowsiness Detection," and was awarded Rs. 3000. It was a machine learning-based solution that involves monitoring a driver's behavior to identify signs of drowsiness. "Team Invincible" won the consolation prize of Rs 1000 for their project "Newbie Care." It was an innovative application that assesses maternal health during pregnancy.

In the closing ceremony, the judges shared their thoughts on the projects submitted and encouraged the students to continue to use their skills and knowledge to create positive change in the world.

Prof Aasim Zafar, Chairperson, Dept of Computer Science, in his address appreciated the organizers of the event and the judges, Mr. Saifuddin Danish, Muscat, Oman, Mr. Akram Ahmad, New Delhi and Dr. Faisal Anwer, AMU for their support and contribution. He also praised Dr. Mohammad Nadeem, the Coordinator of the event and other sponsors for their support.

The institutions like IIT BHU, NIT Rourkela, VIT Vellore, Maulana Azad University Bhopal, Heritage College Kolkata, Netaji Subash University of Technology, New Delhi, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Tamilnadu, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, Chandigarh University, Punjab, Kalinga University, Bhuvneshver, Orissa, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW), Delhi, Thapar Institute, Patiala, etc. were short listed after a rigorous two-round evaluation process, only ten teams made it to the finals.

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“World Oral Health Day'' at AMU


Aligarh, March 21: In line  with the celebration of G20 presidency  and  in continuation of  annual celebrations of “World Oral Health Day '' Dr. Ziauddin Ahmad Dental College, AMU  organised  a  pledge ceremony  for all faculty and residents of the college to  promote and create awareness of good oral health with equitable distribution of all dental services for the unreached population. 

The programme ”Be proud of your mouth” was started by an introductory speech by Prof Neha Agrawal who said   the  number 20 is considered special for oral health. Healthy older individuals should have 20 natural teeth at the end of their life, and healthy children should possess 20 baby teeth. A lecture on Oral health awareness was also delivered by the faculty with a target audience of health workers and office staff of the dental college.the departments of  Pedodontics and Public Health Dentistry collaborated to organise a Pit and fissure sealant programme which was launched by Prof  RK Tiwari, Principal ZADC.

 An oral Health awareness camp was organised at the Railway station Aligarh, this camp was   supervised   by Prof SK Mishra Professor and   Prof Vivek Kumar Sharma. This Motivational camp was set up for the general population and, who were found to be deprived of accessible dental care. Significance of tooth brushing was explained and demonstrated. Some tell-show-do models were used along with flip charts. In the same event, media for enhancing awareness, like posters and banners along with oral hygiene aids provided by Indian society of Periodontology were released.

The Faculty members’ team also organised various events at the college reception area. Intern students from various departments performed a “nukkad natak” where they portrayed the ill effects of tobacco consumption. This was an attempt to condition the patients visiting the college. After that few of the attending people/patients also asked questions and an open discussion was framed to talk about the various myths related to oral health care.

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Lecture on road safety awareness



ALIGARH March 21: Dr. Ziauddin Ahmad Dental College, Aligarh Muslim University, in collaboration with the National Service Scheme (NSS) organized an invited lecture on "Road Safety Awareness" by Mr. Fariduddin, Regional Transport Officer, RTO, Aligarh, under the banner of G20 Summit, 2023.

Mr. Fariduddin discussed the various measures taken to ensure road safety and urged all to adhere to the road safety rules and regulations mooted from time to time for their personal security. He discussed the online platforms launched by the government to help maintain road safety and prevent accidents.

Dr. Arshad Husain, Programme Coordinator, NSS, stressed the need to take preventive measures by all commuters to ensure personal safety.

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Winter Camp for Rural Communities G-20 themed event with Unnat Bharat Abhiyan



Aligarh, March 22: The department of Social Work organised a week long winter camp for rural communities as part of the G-20 themed event and in spirit with Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. This rural camp was focused on Education, Environment, Health and Hygiene and was organized in Village Mirzapur, which is an adopted village of AMU under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan.

Health Camp, Environment Awareness, Meetings on Cleanliness and Personal Hygiene Nukkad Natak , Awareness program on Financial Literacy in collaboration with SEBI,  Community Mobilisation  and  Awareness Programs on Government Welfare Schemes were the main features.  

On 15th March, the winter camp was inaugurated by Prof Naseem Ahmad Khan, Chairperson, Department of Social Work, along with other faculty members, village resource persons, Pradhan and community members, and MSW previous and final year students.
The MSW students were then oriented, and tasks for the day were assigned to them for establishing rapport with community members and mapping the community's social resources.

The valedictory session was held on 21st March to celebrate World Social Work Day with this year's theme “Respecting diversity through joint social action” at Village Mirzapur.

In his presidential remark Prof Mirza Asmer Beg, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences said such camps bring positive changes with the help of interventions and theoretical knowledge.

Chief Guest on the occasion Controller Examination Dr Mujib Ullah Zuberi, remarked that the department is doing a good work through innovation and meaningful participation in nation-building by empowering communities, promoting social cohesion and respect for diversity.

Guest of Honour, Public Relation Officer Mr Omar S Peerzada emphasized to strengthen human relationships and promote social justice for marginalized communities and equip students with tools and techniques of social work for the enhancement of their employability skills.

In his welcome note Chairman of the department Prof Khan said the objective of the camp was for the welfare and development of the Village Mirzapur.

A brief report of the camp was discussed by Dr Qurratul Aein Ali and the thematic skit presentation was performed by postgraduate students of Social Work. Dr Shyna Saif, Mr Mohd Uzair and Dr Sameera Khanam distributed the certificates to the students.

During vote of thanks Dr Md Tahir, urged the people of Mirzapur to send their children to school  for their overall development and sincere progress in life. The proceedings were compered by Dr Mohd Arif Khan.

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FAROZAAN 1.0 concludes at Indira Gandhi Hall



Aligarh, March 23: The Indira Gandhi Hall organized its annual hall week," Farozaan" to celebrate the G20 Summit presidency.  It showcased sudents’ talent and penchant for on Islamic, Literary, Cultural and Sports activities.

The Provost of Indira Gandhi Hall, Prof Sheeba Hamid motivated girls to actively participate in the Hall week and shared some anecdotes to inspire the students to   explore their potential to the optimum.

On the first day," Ibtida-e-Farozaan" two competitions, “Naat Competition” and “Islamic Quiz Competition” was held. A skit was performed by the residents of Indira Gandhi Hall. “Ibtida-e-Farozaan” came to an end with the prize distribution ceremony for the winners of the Islamic Quiz and Naat Competition along with Selfie Point Making, Painting, and Solo Singing competitions.

On day two several   literary competitions on self composed poetry recitation; power-point presentation and extempore speech were organised.. The participants cast a spell on the gathering by their soulful poetry, eloquence and impromptu skills. PowerPoint Presentations enthralled the audience. In their speeches, guests and judges expressed delight in witnessing the event and praised the efforts of the students.  The winners of literary competitions were awarded with trophies and certificates.

Many off-stage competitions ‘Hair-do’, ‘Healthy Salad’ and ‘Beverage Making’ were held on the day three. The on-stage competitions were ‘Solo Singing’, ‘Stand-up Comedy’ and ‘Dupatta Styling’. The Cultural day showcased the vibrant and colorful talents of residents and Non Residents of IG Hall.

Sports Competitions started on the fourth day with the lighting of the Torch by the Provost of IG Hall followed by various indoor and outdoor games which were conducted simultaneously. The indoor games were Chess, Carom, and Ludo. The outdoor games were a 100m race followed by a 200m race. The other outdoor games organized for the day were Basketball, Volleyball and Tug-of-war.

In a concluding remark the Provost Prof. Sheeba appreciated the team of wardens for a successful hall week.

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AMU student Attends Y20 India Summit



Aligarh, March 29: Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) student Miss Pratiksha Singh, and Anupam Gupta (former AMU student) represented Aligarh District as delegates at the Y20 India Summit- a part of the G20 Summit that took place at the King George Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow from March 23-24, 2023.

The two-day summit was organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India at KGMU on the theme 'Health, Wellbeing, and Sports: Agenda for Youth'.

Youth 20 (Y20) is an official consultation forum for youth from all G20 member countries to be able to dialogue with each other. Y20 encourages youth, as future leaders, to raise awareness of global issues, exchange ideas, argue, negotiate, and reach a consensus.

The Y-20 Summit, Lucknow aimed at exemplifying India’s youth-centric efforts. Experts from around the globe discussed ways to guide the national and international youth in managing mental stress through sports and Yoga.

Pratiksha Singh is a final year student of MBA, Department of Business Administration (FMSR), while Anupam Gupta is a former student of MSc, Department of Physics, AMU.

"Nations might be divided by boundaries but we suffer from common problems, whose solutions are possible only with a mutual dialogue and coordination among the youth" said Pratiksha Singh, who was praised by esteemed guests and audience for raising valid points before the panel.

A Panel headed by the Chief Development Officer comprising of the District Youth Coordinator, District Youth Welfare Officer, and District Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) selected both the youths for the Y20 Consultation Summit to represent District Aligarh as ambassadors of the district on the basis of competitions and past performance.

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German language students visit Goethe Institut #G20



ALIGARH March 31: A group of 40 students and 3 faculty members of the German section, Department of Foreign Languages, Aligarh Muslim University visited the Goethe-Institut, New Delhi as part of the G20 Summit celebrations.

The Goethe-Institut is a non-profit German cultural association working worldwide with 159 institutes and promoting the study of the German language and encouraging international cultural exchange and relations.

Faculty members Mr Syed Salman Abbas, Dr Shiv Prakash Yadav and Dr Subair PM interacted with different section heads of the Goethe-Institut on the possibilities of future cooperation and knowledge exchange. 

Mrs Puneet Kaur (Head, Educational Cooperation Project) and Mrs Sonia Sahgal, Goethe-Institut spoke on the possibility of opening a Centre for Goethe Exams in the Department of Foreign Languages, AMU. The team also interacted with Mrs Farah Batool and Kanika Kuthiala, Cultural Programme Coordinators. Priyam Gupta spoke on the different cultural offerings of the Institute, which was followed by a quiz competition on the themes of culture and history of Germany.

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G-20 them Poster Making Competition on G-20 Theme


Aligarh, April 12: In the spirit of ongoing India’s celebration of G-20 presidency activities, the Department of Social Work, AMU in collaboration with SOCH (Beyond the Imagination) NGO organized a poster-making competition at the Government Composite School in Village Ramgarh Punjipur, District Aligarh. The topic of the competition was ‘Health and Hygiene’ for classes 7th & 8th and ‘Save Earth, Save Trees’ for class 6. More than 60 students participated in the competition. 

The competition's main aim was to spread awareness about health-related health and environmental issues among children. Professor Naseem Ahmad Khan, Chairperson, Department of Social Work, AMU, and faculty members Dr. Mohammad Tahir, and Dr. Mohd Arif Khan graced the event. Dr. Saleem Mohammad Khan, President & Founder of SOCH, along with his team were present at the occasion. The Principal of the School Mr.Farhat Aliand all the teachers facilitated the event.

Prizes were also distributed to the winners of 1st, 2nd & 3rd positions among students. MSW-I semester students coordinated the proceedings. 

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Logo Designing Activity under G-20 Series of Events at AMU


Aligarh, April 19: The students of Abdullah School, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) took part in a logo designing activity held under the G-20 series of events that are being organised by different units/departments/schools/colleges of the University.

“More than 50 students from class 1 to 5th enthusiastically participated in the logo designing activity and exhibited their creative skills”, said Miss Umra Zaheer, Superintendent, Abdullah School.

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Aligarh, April 24: Students from the AMU schools participated in G-20 themed programmes celebrating the country's G-20 Presidency and spreading awareness about the theme of ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’.

AMU City Girls High School organized the G-20 Summit Logo Competition in which students from class II to class VII, took part enthusiastically.

The young aspiring students painted the logo on their sheets with the slogan – One Earth, One Family, One Future. The colours on their sheets depicted their feelings for the country’s progress, enrichment and emancipation with a note of international brotherhood.The young students spread the message of ardent patriotism for the entire globe.

Dr. Md. Alamgir, Principal of the school, applauded the gesture of the students and encouraged them for their creativity.

Similarly, AMU ABK High School Girls organized a Painting competition on designing G20 logo/G20 country flag. The students of junior classes (Vl to VIII) participated in the competition.

Dr. Saba Hasan, Vice Principal congratulated the students and thanked the Coordinator, event incharges Mrs Arshi Khanam and Mrs Nida Naushad.

The school has prepared an activity plan and a Quiz Competition will also be held in the 1st week of May.


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Aligarh, May 1: Special assembly by the students was organised at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Schools to mark the International Labour Day also known as May Day, under the G-20 theme. Speeches were delivered and poems were recited to highlight the importance and rights of workers.

AMU ABK High School Girls organized a special assembly where the students delivered speeches on the related theme. A short questionnaire was also conducted and the students prepared theme based posters, emphasizing that labour is at the core of any work.  

In her address Dr. Saba Hasan, Vice Principal said the day is celebrated to recognize the contributions of the working class and the movements against the unfair treatment of workers across the globe.

She extended thanks to the Coordinators of the programme Dr. Farhat Parveen, Mrs. Rizwana Khatoon, Mrs. Simmi Shahid and Mrs. Arshi Khanam.

A special assembly of the students was also organised at AMU ABK HIGH SCHOOL Boys and the importance of workers and Labourers and their contribution was highlighted through Speeches, Poems and Songs.

Dr. Samina, Principal, AMU ABK High School Boys said the students were enlightened about the contributions of labourers to our society and how they are key components of a growing economy.

Dr. Samina invoked the value of dignity of Labour, and stressed on the importance and invaluable contribution of the working class.


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ALIGARH May 4: The Aligarh Muslim University Girls' School organized several competitive events, including special morning assembly, intra-school essay writing competition, intra-school quiz competition and intra-school flag making competition, under the banner of G-20.

Addressing the special morning assembly, Dr. Irshad Khan highlighted the main features of the G20 presidency of India and said that under the Indian Presidency, the G20 summit in September 2023 will focus on the theme, ‘One Earth, One Family, one Future’. The theme affirms the value of human, animal, plant, and microorganisms and their interdependence on planet Earth.

The intra-school essay writing competition was held on “Sustainable Development Goals under G20” for the senior group while the junior group participants wrote essay on the “Importance of G-20 Summit for India”. Total 116 studnets participated in the event.
In the intra-school quiz competition, a total of 110 students participated.

The intra-school flag making competition was held in two groups. In the senior group, Madiha Imran, Fatima and Shifa Parveen won the first, second and third prizes respectively, while Yusra, Rizwa Rabbi and Nayla Fatima won the first, second and third prizes respectively in the junior group.


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Aligarh, May 6: The University Women’s Polytechnic, AMU had organized a 3-day mega workshop on “Entrepreneurial skills through trendy jewellery”   from 1st to 3rd May, to help the students to have hands on experience on jewellery making skills as well as beading business and make them competent in the fashion world. On the occasion Ms. Yashoda (Designer Assistant), the resource person provided very in-depth knowledge and demonstrated exciting skills of making beaded jewellery. She also demonstrated the various methods of preparing necklaces, earrings, anklet and bracelets styles using a wide range of beads i.e., seed beads, crystal beads, wooden beads, zari embellished articles etc. She also delivered information regarding the target market of jewellery businesses.

Dr. Salma Shaheen, (Principal, University Women’s Polytechnic and Convener of the workshop) while   presenting an overview of the programme, said that Entrepreneur is a national asset by which women entrepreneurs can enhance their participation in the growth of a country's GDP. This workshop is an exercise to celebrate the g20 summit presidency, she added. 

All the students of costume design and dress making section participated and prepared articles by using various techniques. More than 100 articles were prepared by the attendees. E-Certificates were distributed to the students.

Dr. Sheeba Manzoor and Mrs. Fauzia Khan were the (Co-convener), Ms. Sadia Naim (Co-ordinator) and Ms.Ikra Salim was the (Organising Secretary) of the programme.


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Fancy dress, essay competition held under G20

ALIGARH May 12: The Aligarh Muslim University City Girls’ High School organized a fancy dress and essay writing competition under the series of programmes by AMU schools on the theme of G20 summit under India’s presidency.

Iram Shahid (V-B) won the first prize in the fancy dress competition held for the students from Class II to VIII, while Aasifa (VI-A) got the second prize and Sakina Fatima (VI-A) was given the third prize.

Subia Khan (V-A) and Sumbul (IV-B) were give consolation prize while a special prize was given to Humera (VII-A).

In the essay writing competition on “Initiatives, Goals and Aims of G20”, under the Urdu language category, first prize was given to Mehwish (X-B) and the second prize went to Arsheen (IX-A). In the English language category, Mehwish Fatima (X-A) won the first prize while the second prize went to Amber Mirza (VIII-A); and in the Hindi language category, Arpana Bhardwaj (X-B) got the first prize and Shagun Goswami (IX-B) won the second prize, said Dr Mohammad Alamgir.


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Extramural lecture on the Supreme Court and evolution of the Indian Constitution

ALIGARH May 13: To commemorate the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and as part of G20 celebration programmes, the Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University organized an Extra Mural lecture on 'Supreme Court and the Evolution of Indian Constitution' by Justice Krishna Murari, Sitting Judge, Supreme Court of India, who was also the Chief Guest for the day.

In his address, Justice Murari paid rich tributes to Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and Justice Syed Mahmood and regarded them as the 'Prophet of Education' and 'Harbinger of legal education in AMU'. He also mentioned the contribution of various members of the constituent assembly, including Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, Barrister Chaudhary Haider Hussain, Kazi Syed Karimuddin, and Hasrat Mohani, and acknowledged the contribution of a number of alumni of this University in nation-building, including the former President of India Zakir Hussain and former Vice President, Hamid Ansari.

Justice Murari discussed the historical evolution of the Supreme Court of India and its preceding courts, including the Federal Court and Privy Council. He highlighted the objectives of the Indian Constitution and the interpretation power of the Supreme Court, particularly with regard to Article 21. He recalled landmark cases such as AK Gopalan v. State of Madras, Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India, Golaknath v. State of Punjab, and the Keshavanand Bharati judgment, which introduced the basic structure doctrine. He also praised the contribution of members of the bar, such as MC Setalvad, the first Attorney General of India.

Referring to the statement of Justice Hamidullah Beg in the Kesavananda Bharati case, he said it is clear from the Preamble and provisions of Parts III and IV of the Constitution of India that it seeks to express the principle salus populi suprema lex, i.e., the good of the masses of the country is the supreme law embodied in our Constitution, prefaced as it is, by the Preamble which puts 'justice, social, economic and political' as the first of the four objectives of the Constitution.

He urged the students to draw inspiration from the true sons of Mother India and reiterated that the bar needs young and talented minds as its torchbearers. Highlighting the importance of punctuality and sincerity in the field of law, he said that initial days in the field of litigation might be turbulent but if one learns how to manage it well, the future ahead is bright and the sky is the only limit. He advised them to inculcate reading habits.

Earlier, welcoming the guest, Prof. Md. Zafar Mahfooz Nomani, Dean, Faculty of Law shed light on the historical development of the Faculty of Law and mentioned the laureates produced by the faculty, including Justice Syed Mahmood, Justice Sir Shah Sulaiman, Justice Murtaza Fazal Ali, Justice Baharul Islam and Justice R.P. Sethi. He also mentioned the two recent judgements where Justice Krishna Murari was part of the bench. The judgments include one regarding the federal structure and dual polity of our nation, focusing on the powers of the Lieutenant Governor of NCT of Delhi, and the other related to the floor test for the Maharashtra government.

Prof. Nomani said the Maharashtra Judgement is one of the landmark judgments after the Keshavanand Bharati v. State of Kerela, Har Govind Pant v. Raghukul Tilak and S. R. Bommai v. Union of India which set the tone and tenor of Indian polity for the times to come.

In his address, Justice Aditya Nath Mittal, Judge, Allahabad High Court stated that the most attractive section of the Indian Constitution is Article 21 which was interpreted at length in AK Gopalan v. Meneka Gandhi case. He also pointed out that the right to liberty has to be curtailed by the procedure established by law.

Prof. Mohd. Ashraf, Chairman, Department of Law extended the vote of thanks.

Tanya Pandey and Mahelaqa Abrar conducted the programme.

Later, Justice Murari visited the historical buildings of the university and paid tributes to the founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan by visiting his mausoleum in the premises of the University Jama Masjid.


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