Aligarh Muslim University to bury time capsule to mark centenary year

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Updated on Sep 11, 2020 10:09 IST

The capsule will contain all the details of the institution’s achievements since its inception in 1920 and also an account of contemporary history and current affairs.

Aligarh Muslim University will be adding another glorious chapter to its illustrious history. The varsity is in its centenary year and had planned a celebration that was scheduled to last for several weeks, however, with the coronavirus outbreak, the function will be either pushed or modified. AMU had invited a number of dignitaries from India and abroad. AMU will bury a time capsule at a suitable on the university’s sprawling campus.

The capsule will contain all the details of the institution’s achievements since its inception in 1920 and also an account of contemporary history and current affairs.

A member of the panel appointed for the task, Rahat Abrar, said a document will be enclosed in the time capsule to be made from special stainless steel. Mr. Abrar said a similar function was held on January 8, 1877, when the institution came into existence as Muhammaden Anglo-Oriental College. The ceremony was presided over by the then Viceroy and Governor-General of India, Lord Lytton. On that day, a time capsule was buried at the Strachey Hall complex, Abrar said, adding that it carried a similar document tracing the history of the landmark events leading to the establishment of the college. He said the college gazette, dated January 12, 1877, carries details of the entire ceremony, including the burial of the time capsule.

There is also a photograph of the ceremony, he said. Mr. Abrar told a media house that the varsity came into existence on September 9, 1920, when a bill was passed in the Imperial Legislative Assembly. The official function inaugurating the university was held on December 17, 1920.

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