Dr. Subhas Sarkar, Honorable Minister of State for Education, GoI appreciates JMI VC for his efficient work leading to the betterment and excellence of the university
New Delhi, October 29: Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), an institution born out of the freedom struggle and non-cooperation movement, today completed its 102 glorious years of establishment. NCC cadets from the university presented a marvelous guard of honor to the guest of honor at the ceremony, Dr. Subhas Sarkar, Honorable Minister of State for Education, Government. of India, JMI Vice Chancellor, Prof. Najma Akhtar and Guest of Honor for the function, Dr. Upendra Giri, Founder and CEO, Upbuild Global Inc., California, USA.
The inaugural function of the Foundation Day celebration began today with the unfurling of the Jamia flag by Vice-Chancellor Professor Najma Akhtar on the lawns of the university’s Dr MA Ansari Auditorium, followed by from the vocals of the song ‘Ye Jamia Ka Parcham. .’ by the students.
Dr. Subhas Sarkar began his address by congratulating the teaching and non-teaching fraternity, students, alumni and all stakeholders. “Since its inception, the university has passed countless milestones, which will remain memorable and significant for the nation. I congratulate you all, it is a great pride that the institution has reached a new milestone,” he said.
The honorable minister further stated that JMI is one of the best universities in India. Students, scholars and teachers have consistently excelled in study, teaching, research and other academic pursuits. “I take this opportunity to applaud the efforts of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Najma Akhtar, who works effectively for the betterment and excellence of the university,” he said.
JMI Vice-Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar highlighted the university’s achievements over the past few years. She said that the university is asking the government to approve the establishment of a college of medicine and nursing, which is much needed not only for this region but will also be helpful for people living in nearby regions like Noida.
“Jamia has always taught progressiveness, enlightenment, unity in diversity. The university always speaks of coexistence and patriotism. We have organized national and international seminars and conferences on nation building and society and have always played its distinctive role in realizing these dreams,” the Vice Chancellor said.
Inside the auditorium, the function began with the chanting of Jamia Tarana by the students, followed by congratulations from the chief guest and other dignitaries. Professor Farhat Nasreen, Department of History and Culture, JMI, Ms. Mirza Shaina Beg and Mr. Navi Hasan, students of the university captivated the audience with their powerful speeches on the glorious history and 102 years of travel from JMI.
The Honorable Minister and the Vice-Chancellor congratulated 21 researchers from the university who made Stanford University’s coveted list of the world’s top 2% scientists. Twelve scholars from the university were recently shortlisted for a Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF), students who were successful at Residential Coaching Academy (RCA), JMI who passed the Civil Service Examination of the UPSC and Professor Zahid Ashraf who recently received the Visitors’ Award were also congratulated on the occasion. .
Guest of honor at the function, Dr. Upendra Giri said, “I am proud to learn about the achievements of JMI over the past 102 years and become nostalgic too as I am an alumnus of this institution” . With his energetic speech, he motivated everyone to work hard to take the university to greater heights.
Prof. Nazim Husain Jafri, Registrar, JMI presented a vote of thanks followed by the singing of the national anthem by the gathering.
During the second half, a number of cultural activities were organized in the auditorium. Shri Ramchander Jangra, MP for Rajya Sabha, Haryana and Prof. Asim Ali Khan, Director General, CCRUM, Government. from India were the main guests of the programme.
Dean Students Welfare Prof. Ibrahim and his team, NSS volunteers and NCC cadets have worked hard to make this program a success.