New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind is likely to attend Aligarh Muslim University’s (AMU) online centenary celebrations via video conference later this month, according to Vice-Chancellor Tariq Mansoor. The date of the event will be finalised soon, the VC said.
Mansoor, in an open letter to the AMU community on completion of 100 years of the university, noted that the gazette notification for establishing this institution was released by the government on December 1, 1920.
The VC said that the university had earlier contemplated a month-long celebration but that wasn’t possible owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
AMU spokesman Rahat Abrar said during the curtailed online celebrations this month, a coffee table book depicting the pictorial history of the university will also be released online.
“The university has chronicled a history of one hundred years of the institution which is preserved in a high-tech time capsule and will be buried later this month in an underground vault. As part of the centenary celebrations the university has republished a treasure trove of archival materials and books pertaining to the history of this institution including rare books by its founding fathers,” Abrar was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.