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AMUCC bids adieu to AMU VC Prof Azis

New Delhi: On January 16, 2012, the Delhi-based Aligarh Muslim University Coordination Committee (AMUCC), bid a warm farewell to the outgoing AMU Vice Chancellor Prof. Abdul Azis at India International Centre here. AMUCC was born two and a half years ago just after the proposal of AMU Study Centre in Kishanganj came, and worked closely with the outgoing VC to make the Kishanganj Centre a reality.

Besides Prof. Abdul Aziz, the highlight of the ceremony was MAA Fatmi, former Union minister of state HRD, who had conceptualized the idea of AMU Special centres outside Aligarh. Only due to sincere effort of MAA Fatmi the UPA-I decided to open the AMU centres in five states of India. Zafar Iqbal, Olympian and former Hockey Captain of India also graced the occasion, in addition to Ahmad Rashid Sherwani and many thousands of old boys of AMU and mediapersons.
The farewell ceremony was jointly organized by AMUCC mentors Kamal Farooqui, former Chairman of Delhi Minority Commission and Khwaja Shahid, President of AMU Old Boys Association Delhi.

The Vice Chancellor of AMU lauded the contribution of AMUCC during his speech and said “the AMU Kishanganj reached the agreement day on December 30, 2011, but when the history of this centre will be written, one can’t forget the AMUCC’s efforts.” The AMU Vice Chancellor signed off with a positive note addressing the AMU: “this is not the end my dear all, our association will continue forever”.

The farewell ceremony ended with tears rolling out of the eyes of AMU VC and AMUCC members. The old boys of AMU including Khwaja Shahid mentioned in last 40 years history of AMU they had not witnessed such a nice person and development-pro VC. The fact is that in the recent past for a couple of decades the farewell was not given to any VC, especially in New Delhi. The AMU Vice Chancellor was highly elated and emotional, and hugged all the members of AMUCC one by one and before leaving the venue accepted the membership of AMUCC and urged to remain its part in the time to come. (Mohamamd Mudassir Alam)

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 February 2012 on page no. 13

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