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Jamia to Observe 92nd Foundation Day on Oct 29 with Dance, Music and Lectures

[Following is a Jamia press release dated Oct 26, 2012]

Jamia Millia Islamia will celebrate its 92nd Foundation Day on October 29, 2012.

The Foundation Day celebrations will begin at 9.30 AM outside the M.A. Ansari Auditorium, Jamia Millia Islamia where the Chief Guest Mr. I.M. Kadri, a renowned Architect and an alumnus of Jamia Millia Islamia and Mr. Najeeb Jung, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia will receive the Guard of Honour by NCC Cadets of Jamia.

This will be followed by a Flag Hoisting Ceremony by Mr. I.M. Kadri, and a Foundation Day Function at M.A. Ansari Auditorium which is traditionally organized by the Jamia Middle School.

As part of the celebration of Jamia’s foundation day, a Sufiana Kalam will be offered by Ustad Zila Khan in the evening on the 29th of October. Mr. Kapil Sibal, Minister of Human Resource Development shall be present on the occassion and will be the Chief Guest of the Programme. Among other poets, Ustad Zila Khan will also recite urdu translations of Shri Kapil Sibal’s poetry. Shri Sibal has published two books of poems.  This programme is scheduled to be held at 7 PM in Dr. M.A. Ansari Auditorium, Jamia Millia Islamia.

The Foundation Day celebrations will continue into the next day.

In a separate event, Mr. Najeeb Jung, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia will deliver a Lecture on “Evolution of Muslims in India” under Prof. Mohd. Mujeeb Memorial Lecture 2012 which is being organized by Dr. Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia. Mr. Kuldip Nayar, Eminent Journalist, former M.P. and former High Commissioner to UK will preside over the programme. The programme is scheduled to be held on October 30, 2012 at 11 AM in Edward Said Hall, adjacent to the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Jamia Millia Islamia.

The Foundation Day celebrations will come to an end on the 30th with a performance by a visiting group of Whirling Dervishes  from Turkey called  “Konya Turkish Tasawwuf Music Ensemble” who will perform on October 30, 2012 at 6.30 PM in Safdar Hashmi Ampitheatre, Jamia Millia Islamia. Mr. Salman Khurshid, Cabinet Minister of Law and Justice and Minority Affairs shall be the Chief Guest of this programme. This programme is being facilitated by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Turkish Culture & Tourism Office and the Republic of Turkey embassy, New Delhi.

All members of the press are cordially invited to all these events. You are requested to carry your press accreditation card for additional security purposes.

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