While addressing the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on its centenary celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the ace institution has 100 glorious years of excellence in education and considered as mini-India.
“We see a mini India among different departments, dozens of hostels, thousands of teachers and professors. The diversity which we see here is not only the strength of this university but also of the entire nation,” he said.
During the event, PM Modi released a postal stamp as part of the centenary celebrations of the University. AMU Chancellor Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin and Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank are also present at the event.
“History of education attached to AMU buildings is India’s valuable heritage. I often meet AMU alumni during my foreign visits, who very proudly say that they’ve studied from AMU,” he added.
“Wherever in the world they go, AMU alumni represent the rich heritage and culture of India…In its 100 years of history, AMU has crafted and polished millions of lives, giving them modern and scientific thinking and inspiring them to do something for the society and the nation.”
Asserting that everyone in the country, irrespective of their religion, will get equal opportunities to fulfill their dreams, Modi said, “The country is marching forward on the path where every citizen would get the benefits of development happening in the country without any discrimination.”