New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi is to address the centenary celebrations of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Tuesday i.e. Tuesday. A statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said that PM Modi would address the centenary celebrations of AMU through video conference.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and University Chancellor Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin will also be present in the program. According to the statement released by the PMO, PM Modi will also issue a special stamp to commemorate the occasion. This is the first time that in more than five decades, a Prime Minister is joining the program of AMU.
Earlier in 1964, the then PM Lal Bahadur Shastri addressed the convocation of AMU. Let us tell you that Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental (MAO) school was established by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan in 1877. In 1920, the same school became Aligarh Muslim University. The campus of this university is spread over 467.6 hectares in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. Apart from the campus, it also has centres in Mallapuram in Kerala, Murshidabad-Jangipur in West Bengal and Kishanganj in Bihar.