The inaugural function for the Raleigh Literary Society was organized at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) by the English Department of the varsity on Tuesday. The function started with the recitation of few verses of the Quran. Dr. Samina Khan the teacher of English Department, the teacher- in charge of the society gave a warm welcome. The chief guest at the occasion, Academic Staff College Director A.R. Kidwai presented the inaugural address. Department of English Chairman S.N. Zeba delivered the welcome address. She emphasized the fact that the society is basically a literary society. She encouraged the students to actively participate in various activities to be organized by the society. Ms. Nazia Rahman, Vice President and Mr. Ahmar Alvi, Secretary convened the functions. In 1885, Sir Walter Raleigh was appointed the first Professor of English at Mohammedan Anglo Oriental College. He was the first Chairman of the English Department. Dr. Akbar Joseph, the teacher-in-charge of the society introduced the members of the society.