Art Exhibition inaugurated in AMU as part of Sir Syed Day celebrations

ALIGARH October 12:

Mrs. Sabiha Simi Shah, wife of the AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah, today inaugurated an Art Exhibition at the Moinuddin Ahmad Art Gallery, Aligarh Muslim University, which is a part of Sir Syed Day celebrations and marks the AMU Alumni Meet 2015.Lt. Gen. Shah took keen interest in the art works on display and interacted with the artists. He appreciated the efforts of Dr. Badar Jahan in developing the University Art Gallery as a centre of excellence.

The guest of honour, Brig. Syed Ahmad Ali, Pro-Vice Chancellor, appreciated the efforts of the artists and their involvement in the art activities organised at the gallery.The art exhibition has put on display about 150 art works of 82 senior and amateur artists which include painting, photography, digital art and installation, drawing and video.

On this occasion, Mrs Rizwana Ahmad Ali, wife of Pro-Vice Chancellor, Brig. S. Ahmad Ali launched the website of Moinuddin Ahmad Art Gallery, which is hosted by the AMU portal and provides information on all past and forthcoming events including the procedure for online booking of the gallery.Dr Badar Jahan, Coordinator of the gallery who has developed its webpage, said that the artists will be benefited through this facility as the website will help AMU artists to connect with global art community.

Dr. Asfar Ali Khan, Registrar, Prof. Anees Ismail, DSW, Prof. Naima Gulrez, Principal, Women’s College, Prof. Tariq Ahmad, Director, Sir Syed Academy, Dr. Suhail Sabir, Chairman, Alumni Affairs Committee, Prof. Nafees Ansari, Director, Distance Education, Prof. Zeba Hasan, Chairman, Department of Fine Arts, Dr. Rahat Abrar, PRO, Dr. Faiza Abbasi, Assistant Director, UGC HRD Centre and other officials were present on the occasion