Bicenteary of Sir Syed Ahamad Khan
Sir syed Ahamad Khan, one of the architects of modern India was born on October 17, 1817 in Delhi and started his career as a civil servant. The 1857 revolt was one of the turning points in Syed Ahmed’s life. He clearly foresaw the imperative need for the Muslims to acquire proficiency in the English language and modern sciences, if the community were to maintain its social and political clout, particularly in Northern India.
He was one of those early pioneers who recognized the critical role of education in the empowerment of the poor and backward Muslim community. In more than one ways, Sir Syed was one of the greatest social reformers and a great national builder of modern India. He began to prepare the road map for the formation of a Muslim University by starting various schools. He instituted Scientific Society in 1863 to instill a scientific temperament into the Muslims and to make the Western knowledge available to Indians in their own language.
Special Cover Released by India Post on Sir Syed Ahamad Khan
By Rahul Ganguli
Secretary Prayag Philatelic Society Allahabad
Born on Oct 17th 1817, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan founder of the Aligarh Muslim University was not only an educationist, historian, author and jurist but an extraordinary reformer, secular nationalist and one of the most important architects of modern India.Aligarh Muslim University is a Central University established in 1920 which offers more than 300 courses in both traditional and modern branches of education.
The University headed by Prof. Tariq Mansoor as the Vice-Chancellor has witnessed tremendous all around growth in every domain with a vision. It aspires to become a university with future-ready learners who lead, serve and achieve.The special cover was released by the Vice Chancellor alongwith the SSP of Agra Region. Other dignitaries on the dias were the Director of Sir Syed Ahmad Foundation, Major S.M.Mustafa(retd), Member of AMU Court, Aligarh and Principal of SSSHS.