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Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association Celebrated Its Founder’s Day- Sir Syed Day

Monday, December 27, 2021
Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association Celebrated Its Founder’s Day- Sir Syed Day


Sir Syed day, or say founder’s day, A festivity for the Alumni of Aligarh Muslim University is celebrated on 17th October every year. Due to pandemic restrictions in Kuwait, the celebrations got delayed but the moment these restrictions were relaxed, AMUOBA got hold of the opportunity and organized an event to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan.

Syed Ahmed, famous as “Sir Syed Ahmed Khan” was a great philosopher, educationist, leader, social activist, reformer, and a Muslim pragmatist of the 19th century British India. He is the pioneer of modern India or the progressive Muslims and founded Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College. It was later transformed into Aligarh Muslim University, which has been keeping the lamp burning of Sir Syed’s vision and mission even after the two hundred years.

To quote in his own words, “Do only that which you believe (to be right) and do not do anything in (the rightness of) which you do not believe. This is real truthfulness and this is the only thing on which depends success in both the worlds.”

In Kuwait, Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association (AMUOBA) celebrated Sir Syed Day on 17th December in Best Western Hotel. It was a nostalgic evening for the entire Alig community as we all revived and cherished the sweet memories after a gap of almost 2 years that too in one our most sought after event.

On this occasion Ambassador of India to Kuwait, His Highness Mr. Sibi George was invited as the chief guest but owing to some reason, he couldn’t be a part of it. nevertheless, he congratulated our President Mr.Tariq Ahmed Sibtey and the entire Alig fraternity for celebrating Sir Syed Day virtually.

Mr. Aejaz Ahmad Sarfaraz group chairman, Sahara group of companies, Dr. Anis Ahmed Director SIMS School were present as our guest of honor.

To honor the mentorship and dedication towards AMUOBA we presented momento to our senior most Alumnus Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khan.

The program started in the name of Almighty Allah with the recitation of Holy Quran along with translation. Mrs. Talat Fatma invited Master Yusuf for the recitation of Holy Quran and Master Ahmed Mohammad Danish to recite prayer for the Corona victims.

The event was organized in a way that it should be informative as well as entertaining.

We delivered speeches and Dr. Anis Ahmad briefed about the importance of education and his upcoming project on education. Mr. Yusuf Abdullah took the honor of inviting him on stage.

We had a lively informative interaction where Mr. Ahmed Imroz Khan and Mr. Syed Ameer Abbas were invited by Mr. Ahtesham Ullah Khan to entertain the audience with their interactive quiz sessions time to time. They kept the audience cheered up.

Ms. Upasna Sinha a renowned singer in Kuwait sang a patriotic song and paid tribute to the chief of Defence staff Gen. Bipin Rawat.

There were various programs for children- from singing to drawing competition and magic show.

The President of AMUOBA Mr. Tariq Ahmed Sibtey gave the opening speech he congratulated and thanked the entire Alig community on this occasion.

The program was well conducted and coordinated by Mrs. Shazia Mansoor and Dr. Iram Chaudhry

Mr.Tariq Waseem General Secretary-AMUOBA presented the report card of AMUOBA highlighting the work done achievements its entire tenure.

Mohammad Abdullah gave a short Speech on Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. Chorus patriotic song was sung by the children of the association. Khadeejah Seerat Khan, Manal Riaz, Danah Riaz, Samia.M.Maseeh, Ayesha Jamil, Hiba Syed participated in it.

Following the very old tradition of introduction of the newcomers, Mr. Sabihuddin with his speech created an atmosphere of how a newcomer should introduce himself in front of the seniors. He introduced those members who came to Kuwait recently. It was a fun-filled moment for all.

University Tarana (song) has its own significance and it is dear to the heart of every Alig. Mr. Abdus Samad invited Tarana team after explaining how a poem written by famous Urdu Poet Asrar-Ul-Haq Majaz was adopted by the University as it’s Tarana.

Tarana team consisted of Mrs. Shazia Mansoor, Dr. Maryam Khan, Dr. Iram Choudhury, Mrs. Talat Fatima, Mrs. Zeba Shahid, Ms. Adeeba Noor, Mrs. Humaira Khatoon, Mr.Tariq Waseem, Mr. Syed Ameer Abbas, Mr. Kashif Hussain, Mr. Aasif Iqbal, Mr. Sabih Uddin and Mr. Ahmed Imroz Khan.

To keep the children occupied, a drawing competition was very efficiently and effectively organized by the First Lady of the association Mrs. Sakhra Shah along with her team consisting of Mrs. Talat Fatma and Mr. Taqui Hasan. The panel of judges who selected the winners include Mrs Lubna and Mrs. Nubla.

AMUOBA extends its heartfelt gratitude to the sponsors-Gerab National Enterprises, Dietsmann Maintaining Energy, Fawaz Trading and Engineering Services Company, FIMA, Mohammad Naser Al Sayer, Boodai Trading Company Ltd., Al Kulaib International, Our program’s main sponsor was Mr. Aijaz Sarfaraz Khan Group chairman of Sahara group of companies who supported us with his generous and worthy contribution.

The program turned out to be a huge success with more than 200 audiences.

Last but not the least, Vice President Mr. Nauroz Ahmed delivered vote of thanks and invited the gathering for dinner. Simultaneously, raffle draw was organised by Mr. Mateen Ur Rahman and Mr. Jameel where members actively participated and won prizes along with this the winners of the drawing competition were also announced. It was an absolute team effort under the leadership of President, Vice President all the member of the team AMUOBA.

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Thursday, January 6, 2022
I think this event occurred prior to 2019.

Abdus Samad
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Congratulations to Team AMUOBA-Kuwait Chapter. Excellent SS Day.

Mateen Rehman
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Excellent and appreciated to AMUOBA Kuwait Chapter

Syed Naved Asghar
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
I didn''t find anything related to food quality and quantity? worst ever SSDAY in Kuwait history,,,,

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