Two developments in Jamia on Monday
Several events were held in Jamia Millai Islamia on October 30 and 31. Jamia celebrated National Unity Day today to commemorate the 146th Birth Anniversary of the great freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Home Minister of India. As part of the celebration, various departments and NSS unit of the university organised a number of programmes.
More than 100 volunteers of NSS, Jamia joined hands to form a chain to convey the message of national integration under the guidance of Dr. Abid Hussain, Assistant Professor & Programme Officer NSS and Vikar Hussain Siddiqui, NSS Coordinator.
An oath taking ceremony, slogan competition and poster making competition were also organised on the occasion. All the events were highly successful as the volunteers put in a lot of effort into planning and executing them.
Students took oath that they will dedicate themselves to maintain the unity, integrity and security of the nation and will also try to spread the message among countrymen. They are taking the oath in the spirit of unity of their country which has been made possible by the vision and actions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. They also solemnly resolved to make their contribution to ensure the internal security of their country.
Holding flags and placards in their hands, students and teachers of the Department of Political Science, JMI took out a Unity March under the guidance of Prof. Muslim Khan, Head of the Department, inside the university campus to send across the message of unity and national integration. A photo exhibition was also organised in the department.
An exhibition titled “Sardar Patel – The Architect of Unification” curated jointly by Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) and Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) has been digitally displayed in the Dr. Zakir Hussain Library and Munshi Premchand Archives & Literary Centre of the university.
In another event on the campus, Vigilance Awareness Week was held.
With corruption being one of the major obstacles to economic, political and social progress of the country, employees of Jamia today took an integrity pledge to build a corruption free institution and the country. The pledge was administered by Prof. Nazim Husain Jafri, Registrar, JMI and Prof. Ejaz Masih, Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) in Hindi and English respectively at the lawns of the main administrative block of the university.
The pledge was administered as part of Vigilance Awareness Week being observed in the university from October 31- November 6, 2022 to emphasise the importance of integrity in public life and show its commitment to implement the policy of ‘Zero Tolerance against Corruption’. The theme of this year’s vigilance awareness week is “Corruption free India for a developed nation.
The employees, among other things, pledged to promote ethical business practices and foster a culture of honesty and integrity; not to offer or accept bribes; commitment towards good corporate governance based on transparency, accountability and fairness; adherence to relevant laws, rules and compliance mechanisms in the conduct of business; adopt a code of ethics for all employees; sensitise employees of laws, regulations, etc. relevant to their work for honest discharge of their duties; provide grievance redressal and Whistle Blower mechanism for reporting grievances and fraudulent activities and to protect the rights and interests of stakeholders and the society at large.
Various departments & centres of the university also organised programmes to observe Vigilance Awareness Week.
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), as part of its efforts to promote probity in public life and to achieve a corruption free society, observes Vigilance Awareness Week every year.
In another event on October 30, Jamia Alumni Connect meet was organised.
The Delhi Chapter of Jamia Alumni Connect (JAC), Jamia organised an alumni meet as part of the 102nd Foundation Day of the university on October 30, 2022 in the auditorium, Faculty of Engineering & Technology.
Prof. Najma Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, JMI presided over the function which was attended by university alumni, Prof. Nazim Husain Jafri, Registrar, JMI, Prof. Ibraheem, Incharge, JAC,JMI, former JMI Vice Chancellor Shahid Mahdi, teachers & officers of the university. This was the first program organised by the JAC after its formation in May, 2021 by merging the existing alumni body of the university in it.
Dr. Hanif Qureshi, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Panchkula & Secretary, Renewable Energy Department, Haryana was the Chief Guest (National) and Upendra Giri, CEO & Founder, UpLyft Global, California, USA was the Chief Guest (International) of the function. Famous RJ Naved Khan and Nishat Afza Beg, entrepreneur were the Guests of Honour of the function. Both the Chief Guests and Guests of Honour are the alumni of the university.
Najma in her address said that it is a matter of personal joy for her to interact with Jamia Alumni as the Vice Chancellor of the university and use the occasion to strengthen her bonds with the great institution.
“This is a great occasion to discuss how we can contribute our bit towards the consolidation and expansion of our historic institution. Jamia Alumni should set an example by creating a robust support system for each other. I foresee a day when Jamia Alumni would develop like an IIT Alumni Association to generate a pool of funds for the academic and infrastructural development of the university.” said the Vice Chancellor.
Dr Hanif Qureshi in his address said that to move ahead from good to great we have to reinvent ourselves & have to connect with new people and I am very happy to know the new initiative has been taken by JMI to connect with its alumni all over the world.
“We all want to contribute in fulfilling the dreams of our founding fathers. We should have a synergy and connect with all alumni, let everyone come together and take Jamia to new heights.” said Dr. Qureshi.
Giri said several of his family members have studied in Jamia and they all are always ready to contribute to the growth of the university in whatever way they can. He emphasised that a strong alumni network is necessary for the all round development of the institution.
Naved and Beg emphasised that Jamia has played the most important role in shaping their personality & their success. It will be an honour for them if they could do something for the university and its students if required. They appealed to other alumni to come forward and contribute for the development of their alma mater.
Prof. Ibraheem, Incharge, JAC,Jamia highlighted the purpose & objectives of the cell and the need to expand the alumni network in his address.
Prof. Nazim Husain Jafri, Registrar, JMI presented the vote of thanks. The program ended with the singing of the National Anthem by the gathering.