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Jamia Hamdard Administrative Block, Late Hakeem Abdul Hameed, founder
and Saiyid Hamid, chancellor
New Delhi: “Jamia Hamdard University is an example of foresight, missionary zeal and devotion of a man who believed that he could make a difference,” former governor of J&K and Rajya Sabha member, Karan Singh, said here on Feb. 7.
Paying homage to the founder of the University, late Hakeem Abdul Hameed, Dr Singh said that the deemed university has not only pioneered unconventional faculties and departments but has also excelled in the area of providing quality education to its students.
Speaking at the sixth convocation of Jamia Hamdard, where he was the chief guest, Dr Singh insisted on the importance of vocational and training institutions in the country and praised the University for the work done in this area.
Dr Singh said that certain forces are spreading communal hatred in the name of clash of civilisations. He said that such forces have certain agenda of their own and they must not be allowed to truimph. If these forces triumph the existence of paradise that is India will be endangered. He urged the countrymen, especially the youth, to face this avalanche of hate and frustrate attempts to destroy the country’s unique Ganga-Jamuni civilisation.
The function was presided by the Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard, Saiyid Hamid who played a crucial role in the recognition of Jamia Hamdard as a “deemed university” by the University Grants Commission (UGC). He said the university offers the feel of a multi-cultural campus where students from many states of India and 20 countries of the world study together. He added that the university continues to receive the patronage of the UGC and Hamdard National Foundation.
Jamia Hamdard Vice-Chancellor, Siraj Hussain, hoped that the university would fulfil the long cherished dream of its founder to make Jamia one of the best academic institutions in South Asia.
Also present on the occasion were members of the Hamdard National Foundation, eminent scholars and ambassadors of several countries. The university awarded 28 PhDs, 220 post-graduation degrees, and 230 graduation degrees at the convocation. 22 students, including 16 girls, were awarded gold medals for their outstanding performance. It also conferred an honorary degree of doctor of science on Dr Maharaj Krishnan Bhan, a paediatrician from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
- MG Correspondent
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