92nd Foundation Day celebrated by Jamia Millia Islamia
Jamia Millia Islamia, one of the most renowned institution in India, celebrated its 92nd Foundation Day on October 29th, 2012. On the occasion the Chief Guest IM Kadri, a popular Architect and an alumnus of the university addressed the gathering stating that he was returning to his alma mater after a gap of 72 years.
While recalling his years in Jamia, Kadri shared about his numerous anecdotes involving Gandhiji, Dr Zakir Husain, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sarojini Naidu among others. He said that a valuable lesson learnt from Dr. Zakir Husain has stayed with him till this day. He described how as a little boy when he was found crying, Dr. Zakir Husain took him to his house and taught him the valuable lesson that one must not hide behind one’s weakness, but one must constantly strive hard.
Vice Chancellor, Najeeb Jung reminded the teaching community of the great sacrifices with which the Jamia was built and urged them to rethink how education can serve the weakest of the weak. Jung deliverd a lecture on “Evolution of Muslims in India” under Prof. Mohd. Mujeeb Memorial Lecture 2012 which is being organized by Dr. Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia. Kuldip Nayar, Eminent Journalist, former MP and former High Commissioner to UK will preside over the programme on October 30, 2012.