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To felicitate the noted Urdu poet Moin Ahsan Jazbi by the Ghalib Institute,a function was held at the Aligarh Muslim University. On this occasion, AMU vice chancellor Mr M. Hamid Ansari released a book on ‘Moin Ahsan Jazbi,’compiled by Shahid Mahuli, Director of the Ghalib Institute. Prof Nazeer Ahmad, Dr Khaliq Anjum, Prof Muhammad Hasan, Prof Siddiqur Rahman Qidwai, Prof Syed Muhammad Aqeel, Prof Shamim Hanfi, Prof Waris Kirmani, Prof Kabir Ahmad Jaisi, Prof Asghar Abbas and several others have contributed their articles on the life and contribution of this great urdu poet.
A large number of prominent intellectuals graced the function.Among others were Prof Ameer Hasan Abidi, Khwaja Hasan Nizami, Professor Jamal Khawaja, Prof Mukhtar Uddin Arzoo,Prof Shahryar, Prof K.P.Singh.
Moin Ahsan Jazbi was born on 21 august 1912 at Mubarakpur in Azamgarh district.He did his MA from AMU in 1940 and Ph.D.in 1956 and was appointed as Lecturer in the department of Urdu in 1945. 88 year old Jazbi recited a poem on this occasion.
Sir Syed lecture
AMU Old Boys Association, Delhi, organized a Sir Syed Memorial Lecture at Constitution Club, New Delhi on 27 October. The prominent personalities who attended the programme included among others former governor of UP Romesh Bhandari, Rasheed Ahmad Sherwani, Jamia Millia vice chancellor Syed Shahid Mehdi, Moosa Raza, Safdar Husain Khan, Wasi Nomani and Javed Habib. Rasheed Ahmad Sherwani said that Sir Syed gave a definite direction to the Muslim Ummah in the country. His educational policies helped the Muslims of the country who were on a sliding course to recover.
The vice chancellor of Jamia Millia deliberated at length on the educational policies of Sir Syed and described him as the foundation of secular fabrics of the country. He said that in his own hometown, the educational institute Sir Syed had established was being run by a Hindu king. He added that Sir Syed never saw anyone through the lenses of communalism and opened the doors of educational institution run by him for all the communities.
LECTURE ON HEART DISEASE
Dr Caldwell Esselystn, head of Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery of Cleveland Clinic, Washington, delivered a lecture on ‘Why Diet can prevent and reverse Disease’ in the faculty of Medicine at JN Medical College in which he cautioned that deaths due to heart disease will double in India by 2015, and that by 2025, India will have 57 million diabetes patients-the highest number of any country. He attributed these numbers to India’s increased adoption of meat and a high fat hamburger life style, while the US and other western countries are moving toward more vegetarian fare. He said that a low-fact vegetarian diet-a diet free of meat, eggs, milk, dairy products and oils, can make virtually heart attack proof. Vegetables, pulses, rice and bread have long been staples in India, but many Indians are unaware of the power that these foods have to prevent and even reverse heart disease.
Students selected for national team
Four students of the university's Roller Skating team have been selected for the national team. Shuaib Umar, Nasir Ali, Syed Ashraf Shahzad and Syed Tabrez have been selected for their excellence in the game. Earlier they had impressed the national selectors with their top-notch performance in the Super National Roller Skating Championship held recently in New Delhi.
BUMS students boycott exams
Students of the Hakim Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College boycotted examinations on 2 November. They later went to registrar office to meet him.
Around 90 students had failed in the BUMS examination. They have alleged that hard marking was responsible for their failure. The university authorities asked them to appear in supplementary examination but they have reportedly refused this option. They have asked the authorities to give them extra marks and pass them. q