Jamia Millia Islamia,New Delhi:
Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, visits to the Girls’ Hostel as well as Boys’ Hostel, Jamia Millia Islamia on the evening of 9th February, 2015. The purpose of the visit was to interact with the hostel residents and also make a survey of the facilities and environment of the hostels for both boys and girls in Jamia Millia Islamia.
He spent a considerable amount of time in both the hostels and spoke to the students about his views on hostel life. He reminded the students that life in a hostel was a singular opportunity during which a student could focus on whatever his/her personal interest and ambition was. Once that ambition was achieved, and the students would have joined the mainstream, he/she would have to perform and participate in dozens of other activities which would not really be of their will or desire, since such activities are only a part of the nature of social life. Hostel life, on the contrary, allows for a space where there are no intrusions or interferences. For example, said Prof. Ahmad, someone with a taste for sports can become a great sportsperson or someone with a scientific temperament can pursue breakthrough research, and a creative person can become writer or an artist.
The Vice-Chancellor, JMI was accompanied by the senior officials of the University, the two Provosts and several wardens. The students were delighted to share their dinner meal with him which he had in the Dining Hall of the Boys’ Hostel.