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06 October 2012

AMU holds Golden Jubilee Celebrations of J. N. Medical College

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Aligarh: Padma Shri Professor Mehdi Hasan, father of Anatomy in India and noted Cardiologist, Dr. Ashok Seth, Chairman, cardiovascular Sciences, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Delhi were felicitated in a Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University.

AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah presented a citation to both the distinguished alumni of the J. N. Medical College for their outstanding contribution in the field of medical sciences.

A large number of alumni from all over the globe are attending the two days celebrations. Prof. Mehdi Hasan, former Dean, Faculty of Medicine and former Principal of J. N. Medical College has produced more than two thousand medical graduates as a faculty member of the AMU.
Dr. Ashok Seth, a product of J. N. Medical College has operated highest cases of angioplasty in the world.

P. K. Pradhan, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India was the chief guest. Addressing the function, Mr. Pradhan said that AMU has been engaged in building a block of our nation and has played a sterling role in promoting secular ideals which has inspired this nation. As an institute of higher learning, AMU is one of the leading universities in the Sub-continent offering more than 280 courses, and is perhaps is the only University in the country that has high schools in its domain.

He mentioned that the J. N. Medical College is an embodiment of the same spirit and has served the country for five decades providing specialties and health care to the people.
Mr. Pradhan pointed out that education is the key to better health outcomes. The magnitude of the relationship between education, health and agency varies across conditions, but is generally large. Only 12.8 percent of women who had completed minimum of ten years of education were married by 18 years compared to more than 72 percent who had no education at all.

Studies show that an additional four years of education lowers mortality, reduces the risk of heart diseases and diabetes.

Dr. Sabahat Husain, IAS, an old boy, announced five awards of one lakh rupees each for the best papers in five areas by his organization.

Dr. Ashok Seth of Escorts thanked the University for the felicitation extended to him. He said that he was willing to offer his voluntary services on a regular basis for providing cutting edge cardiac health procedures for the underprivileged segments of society from backward areas in the state which are being catered to by the J. N. Medical College. He urged the University authorities to establish Cath Lab in the Cardiology Centre of the J. N. Medical College.

AMU Pro-Vice Chancellor, Brigadier Syed Ahmad Ali said that this is a red letter day in the history of J.N. Medical College. He paid rich tribute to the soul of Prof. Hadi Hasan who inaugurated the College on October 2, 1962.

In his presidential address, Vice Chancellor, Lt. General (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah said that the completion of 540 years of the establishment of the Institution is an event of great significance.

He said that since its inception, J. N. Medical College has made remarkable progress in terms of infrastructural facilities, faculty and students� strength and also in terms of the academic and research output and services it provides to the weaker sections of society.

On this occasion, Prof. Ashraf Malik, Principal, J. N. Medical College welcomed the chief guest and other dignitaries. Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Prof. M. H. Beg highlighted the achievements of the College.

Prof. M. Khalid Sherwani proposed a vote of thanks. Dr. Meher Rizvi conducted the programme. A souvenir was also released on this occasion to mark the event.

Valedictory programme

The students and teachers representing three generations of the Jawaharlal Nehru medical College, Aligarh Muslim University assembled on the occasion of golden jubilee celebrations of College and shared the nostalgia with each other. The students of MBBS (Final) also expressed their opinion.

On this occasion, a number of eminent former teachers were felicitated for their contribution and selfless service to the Medical College and the society. These teachers Dr. Badrul Hasan, Community Medicine, Dr. M.C. Gupta, Medicine, Dr. Wajid Ali Naqvi, Biochemistry, Prof. A. A. Iraqi, Orthopaedic Surgery, Prof. Abdul Shakoor, Anaesthesiology, Prof. Ansar Abbas Khan, Pathology, Prof. Ashok Bal, Microbiology, Prof. Aziz Khan, Community Medicine, Prof. Azra J. Ahmad, Ophthalmology, Prof. Fatima Azra Jilani, Ophthalmology, Prof. Firoza Hameed, Pathology, Prof. G. P. Gupta, Ophthalmology, Prof. Ishtiaq Rizvi, Surgery (Dental Surgeon), Prof. K.C. Singhal, Pharmacology, Prof. K.N. Ahmad, Pathology, Prof. K.P. Gupta, Pharmacology, Prof. Kamlesh Tiwari, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Prof. M. Mobashir, Medicine, Prof. Mahdi Hasan, Anatomy, Prof. Mithlesh Agrawal, Microbiology, Prof. Mohd. Zaheer, Community Medicine, Prof. Mujeeb Uddin Qureshi, Radiodiagnosis, Prof. Nirmala Tyagi, Pathology, Prof. O.P. Ahuja, Ophthalmology, Prof. Parvin Ahmad, Paediatrics, Prof. R. Gogi, Institute of Ophthalmology, Prof. Riyazuddin, Radiodiagnosis, Prof. S.A. Sadiq, Orthopaedic Surgery, Prof. S.G. Tiwari, Medicine, Prof. S.H. Ahmed, Paediatrics, Prof. S. Masood Ashraf, Surgery, Prof. S.H.M. Abidi, Anatomy, Prof. Shamim J. Rizvi, Forensic Medicine, Prof. Sifat Afzal, Medicine, Prof. Usha Singhal, Physiology, Prof. Vidya Ram, Radiodiagnosis, Prof. Yogendra Vir Singh Gahlaut, Surgery, Prof. Zakia Arshad, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Prof. Zeenat Ansari, Paediatrics.

The teachers recalled their days in J.N. Medical College and tried to living the nostalgia in their way. Several teachers reminisced that they used to come to college on a bicycle and played football in spare time. They revealed that the traditional introduction procedure was tough in those days, however, its impact was great and helped in keeping the traditions and cultures of the University intact. Senior students loved fresher and they did not have any ill feeling towards them either. They said that teacher-student relation was highly productive and reflective and on special occasion they used to see each other at their residences.

The former teachers and students engaged themselves in several recreational activities and met their batch mates.

The Secretary of Golden Jubilee Celebrations’ Committee and Principal of J.N. Medical College, Prof. M. Ashraf Malik said he has been associated with the College for over 45 years. He said that it was a proud moment for the College to have a galaxy of former teachers and students at this auspicious occasion. He said that the Golden Jubilee celebrations have made it possible to gather three generations of this college and the presence of a large number of senior teachers is a testimony to the success of the programme. He said it was an honour for the college administration to felicitate them for their contribution and selfless services to the mankind.

The Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Prof. M. H. Beg and Joint Secretary, Organizing Committee, Prof. Khalid Sherwani also spoke on the occasion.

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