Foundation Day of Jamia Millia Islamia observed
The Jamia Millia Islamia celebrated its 94th Foundation Day on October 29. The celebrations of Foundation Day are spread out over three days.
The Foundation Day celebrations began with the Chief Guest, Dr. Karan Singh, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) along with Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia receiving the Guard of Honour by the NCC Cadets of Jamia. That will be followed by a Flag Hoisting Ceremony by the Chief Guest Dr. Karan Singh and a Foundation Day Function. The Chief Guest Dr. Karan Singh will also inaugurate ‘Talimi Mela’, which is an educational fest.
The Foundation Day celebration will involve multiple and varied events like exhibitions of Paintings, Sculptures, Photography and Printmaking, Poster Making Competition, Quiz Competition, Enactment of a Play, singing competition, mehendi competition etc. Various departments of the university also set up stalls to represent their respective faculties. The Faculty of Arts had organised a photo exhibition dedicated to M.F.Hussain. The final day of the celebrations consisted of a series of special lectures.
Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)
JMI is a public central University in New Delhi that was founded on October 29, 1920. It was established during British rule in Aligarh in the erstwhile United Provinces. The University was established by nationalist Muslim leaders. The Ali brothers, Moulana Mohammad Ali Jouhar and Moulana Shoukat Ali, especially played a major role in its founding. Dr.Zakir Hussain was the first Vice-Chancellor of JMI.
JMI was made a Central University through legislation in 1988.