AMU Celebrates Gandhi Jayanti
Aligarh, Oct 3 (TNA) No other apostle of peace has created as great an impact on the world as the missionary of non-violence, Mahatma Gandhi and to pay homage to the father of the Nation, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Saturday celebrated the Gandhi Jayanti, the 152nd birth anniversary of the Mahatma with an online celebration of the Maulana Azad (MA) Library.
“Our father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi had a close relationship with AMU. During the freedom movement, he visited Aligarh several times. AMU's Maulana Azad Library has letters and photographs adorning his memories. The AMU Student Union gave him the first-lifetime membership in 1920. On Mahatma Gandhi's appeal, students propagated the Swadeshi Movement”, said AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor.
Addressing AMU teachers, students and other staff; the Vice Chancellor said that Mahatma Gandhi was one of the greatest world leaders and his ideas and views were able to withstand the test of time.
“There is a long, diverse and awe-inspiring list of great leaders and thinkers who were inspired by Mahatma Gandhi. One of them was Martin Luther King Jr, who used the Gandhian principle of Satyagraha to advance the cause of equality and social justice, and acquire equal citizenship rights for African Americans”, said Prof Mansoor.