Frontlist | PM Modi digitally addressed students and faculty of AMUFrontlist | PM Modi digitally addressed students and faculty of AMU
on Dec 22, 2020 The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is celebrating 100 years of the university today. On the occasion, PM Narendra Modi addressed students and faculty via videoconferencing. During the event, PM Narendra Modi released postal stamps as part of centenary celebrations of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). This is the first time in over five decades that a prime minister attended an AMU event. PM Narendra Modi was the chief guest at the virtual centenary celebrations of AMU. Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank also joined the event via videoconferencing. During his videoconferencing, PM Modi said, People tell me that the AMU campus is like a city in itself. We see a Mini India among different departments, dozens of hostels, thousands of teachers and professors. The diversity which we see here is not only the strength of this university but also of the entire nation. We must not forget this power of diversity, nor let it get weakened. We should work together to ensure that spirit of 'Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat' grows stronger day by day in the campus of Aligarh Muslim University he added. PM Modi said the school dropout rate among Muslim girls was more than 70 per cent and this situation persisted in India for 70 years. In these circumstances, the government started Swachh Bharat Mission, built toilets in villages and toilets for school-going girls. Now this rate has fallen to nearly 30 per cent, PM Narendra Modi said. PM Modi also talked about the safe future of every Indian citizen and said that the nation is on the right path. He talked about a nation free from prejudice. He also added the banking facility reached to the common people, pucca houses provided to over 2 crore people, and reach of LPG to more than 8 crore kitchens. PM Narendra Modi releases postal stamps via video conferencing as part of centenary celebrations of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and praised university's alumni and their contribution of presenting rich heritage of India all around the world.
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