Hyderabad: Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) today started week-long celebrations to pay tribute the prominent freedom fighter and first Education Minister of Independent India, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad with a colourful ceremony held at its Model School in Falaknuma, Hyderabad.
Dr. Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz, Vice Chancellor, presided over the inaugural. Eminent journalist Mr. Syed Aminul Hasan Jafri, MLC was the Chief Guest and Ms. Syeda Salwa Fatima, first Muslim female pilot from Hyderabad graced the occasion as Guest of Honor.
Dr. Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz in his presidential address advised the students to ponder over things before acceptance. Parents shall focus on good upbringing of the children. He appreciated the model school students for presenting a cultural programme with a message.
Mr. Amin Jaffery exhorted the students to avail different scholarships. According to national survey, the number of Urdu mother tongue speakers is declining. In Hindi hinterland most of the Muslims regard Hindi as their mother tongue. He advised the parents to opt for Urdu language atleast as a subject.
Mrs. Syeda Salwa in her address threw light on the advantages of the mixed society. She also highlighted the importance of girl education.
Earlier, students of MANUU Model School presented a bouquet of cultural performances and won accolades from the guests and the audience. Uzma & Group set the tone of the morning by presenting a beautiful welcome song followed by the dance performance on a song titled “Aaj Hai Sunday” by Sameena & Group. Sumayya and her partners performed a Qawwali “Kitna Mushkil Hai Inko Samjhana “Abdur Rahman presented a symbolic speech of Maulana Azad”.
Thematic dance performance ‘’Say no to Plastic” touched one and all. Famous poet Allama Iqbal’s message to children and youth was enacted perfectly by Shaista & Nishat. Drama “Social Media and Our Youth” delivered a thought-provoking message to the students. Science, Arts and Crafts exhibition by students is also inaugurated on the occasion.