AMU buries time capsule to mark 100 years of establishment

PTI, Aligarh

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:07 PM IST

The Aligarh Muslim University on Tuesday buried a time capsule containing paperwork that carry the historical past of the 100-year journey of the establishment.

During an internet perform on the 72nd Republic Day, AMU Vice Chancellor Professor Tariq Mansoor stated it is a historic event since preservation of historic paperwork are of vital significance for the good thing about future generations.

Quoting famous Spanish thinker George Santayana, Professor Mansoor stated, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

The metal capsule which weighs 1.5 tonne was buried at a depth of 30 ft in entrance of Victoria Gate, the enduring construction.

The time capsule comprises the complete gamut of historic paperwork and chronicles overlaying the historical past of the previous 100 years of the establishment.

The paperwork embrace a short of all convocations, the unique AMU Act of 1920 and the guide Sir Syed Album by famous historian Professor Khaliq Ahmed Nizami.

Also preserved for posterity have been iconic books History of Mao College by SK Bhatnagar, Hayaate Javed by Altaf hussain Hali and The Glimpses of Muslim Education in India by Professor Shan Mohamad.

AMU spokesman Rahat Abrar advised PTI that the historical past of the establishment in Arabic, which because the late 19th century adorns the interior wall of the Victoria Gate, has now been transcribed into English and can quickly be put up on a plaque.

He stated a call was additionally taken for “excavating the original time capsule which had been buried at the time of the establishment of the Mao college in 1877”.

A committee of consultants has been shaped which can oversee the excavation course of.


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