Two-day Sir Syed Memorial Debate inaugurated in AMU

ALIGARH March 2,2015

The Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah today inaugurated the All India Sir Syed Memorial Debate on “Lyngdoh Committee Recommendations: An Infringement on the Democratic Rights of the Students”. The two-day All India level Debate has been organized by the AMU Students’ Union.

Addressing the inaugural function, Gen. Shah said that this students’ body was created as a debating society to encourage young boys and girls to speak the truth. He said that we are firm believers of democracy. He took pride in the fact that in AMU, elections of the Students’ Union were not held on political lines contrary to other institutions where elections were patronized by political outfits.

Gen. Shah upheld that the recommendations of Lyngdoh Committee helped prevent any act of indiscipline or involvement of criminals in the name of students’ politics. He hoped that the debate on this topic will be very useful and highlight students’ sentiments.

The Dean, Students’ Welfare, Prof. Anis Ismail, who graced the inaugural function as a guest of honour, said that the topic of the debate was interesting as the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations are in practice for the last nine years as per the order of the Supreme Court.

Prof. Ismail said that AMU has successfully conducted elections of Students’ Union as per the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations since 2010 with an aim to curb the huge expenditure on elections and to discourage involvement of national and regional political parties who in their own interest used to spoil the academic atmosphere of the University.

While welcoming the visiting teams, Mr. Abdullah Azzam, President of the AMUSU, said that the founder of this University, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, established Siddon’s Debating Club to promote debating skills amongst students on topics of high intellectual standard.

Mr. Azaam said that more than a dozen teams including Banaras Hindu University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Satyawati College, Delhi University, Law College, Dehradun, Amity Law School, G. B. Pant University, Lovely Professional University, Dev Sanskrit Vishwvidyalaya, UPCS, Dehradun, AMU Malappuram Centre, AMU Murshidabad Centre and Unison School of Law, Dehradun are participating in the two-day All India Sir Syed Memorial Debate-2015.

The debate has been organized by Mr. Abdullah Imran, Senior Cabinet Member, AMU Students’ Union.