Modi to address AMU centenary event on December 22 First PM since 1964

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate as the chief guest at the celebrations to mark 100 years of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) through video conferencing. According to the statement issued by the institute, on December 22, this event will be attended by the Prime Minister along with Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.

Vice Chancellor of AMU, Professor Tariq Mansoor said that the AMU community is grateful to the Prime Minister for participating in the centenary celebrations of the university. He said that during this historic year there will be more development of the university, which will help students in the private and public sectors. Professor Mansoor appealed to the university community, staff, members, students and alumni to actively participate in upcoming events. He said that people should join politics and rise above the centenary celebrations.

According to TOI news, the last time a PM attended a university program was in 1964, when Lal Bahadur Shastri gave a speech at the convocation.

Earlier this month, the university announced that President Ramnath Kovind could be the chief guest at the centenary celebrations. According to university sources, the change in chief guest has been made at the last minute.

Muhammad Anglo-Oriental College became Aligarh Muslim University on 1 December 1920 and was formally inaugurated as a university on 17 December the same year.