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AMU Murshidabad Centre

Aligarh/Murshidabad: "Education is the only trusted tool for empowerment and it alone helps people to build a respectable career and character," said President of India Pranab Mukherjee on 20 February while addressing a programme after inaugurating the newly constructed campus of the AMU Murshidabad Centre.

Mukherjee said that knowledge is power and it brings all kinds of social, economic and political empowerment to the people. He said that he had a dream of bringing AMU to Murshidabad since he was first elected Member of Parliament from Murshidabad. He said that he had noticed students, especially Muslims, going in large numbers to AMU for higher studies. He said that finally his dream has come true with the establishment of this centre.

He said that Murshidabad has been a great centre of knowledge during the 18th century and it significantly contributed to the great Bengal Awakening those days. He hoped that with the establishment of this centre, Murshidabad has been set on a course of resurgence and soon it will attain its lost glory. He however, pointed out that it was essential to focus on providing quality education.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 March 2014 on page no. 13

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