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Sir Syed Day celebration

Sir Syed Day: AMU Honors Organizer on Birth Commemoration"

On the seventeenth of October, Sir Syed Ahmad Day is observed. He is considered one of the influential figures of the nineteenth century who played a significant role in shaping modern Indian history. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (1817-1898) was undoubtedly a prominent figure in modern Indian history. His magnum opus, “Asar-us-Sanadid,” meticulously details the history of Delhi’s monuments. It was first published in 1847 and reprinted in 1854. Both editions of this work are available in the Public Documents of India’s library.

He witnessed the great uprising of 1857, and his works, namely “Asbab-i-Baghwat-I Rear” (1858) and a more detailed analysis of the resistance in Bijnor, where he was stationed as a judicial officer during the rebellion, is titled “Tarikh-isarkashi-I zila-e Bijnor” (1858). These might be the first comprehensive studies of the nature of the great revolt in any Indian language by any Indian figure. Despite being a follower, he provided genuine details and placed them in a perspective that attributed the blame for the uprising to the English authorities. He also advocated for Hindu-Muslim unity, encouraging Muslims to prioritize knowledge and morality before joining the public movement and strengthening their bonds with their Hindu brethren.

Sir Syed Day 2023: Recognition and Celebration

Sir Syed Day 2023 is not only a commemoration of a historical figure but a celebration of his enduring legacy. It is a day for reflecting on how his principles of modern education, scientific thinking, and social harmony remain relevant in today’s world. Various events and activities, including seminars, presentations, and cultural programs, are organized on this day.

The Relevance of Sir Syed's Principles in the Modern World

a. Promoting Education: Sir Syed’s belief in the transformative power of education continues to inspire us to pursue knowledge and provide quality education to all, regardless of their background. 

b. Embracing Science: In an era where technology and innovation drive progress, Sir Syed’s emphasis on science and critical thinking is more vital than ever.

c. Social Harmony: Sir Syed’s passionate efforts to promote unity among diverse communities serve as a beacon of hope in a world often marked by division and conflict.

Participating in Sir Syed Day 2023

Celebrating the Legacy of Sir Syed and AMU's Mumbai Connection

As students and alumni of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) from around the world come together to celebrate the birthday of the visionary Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (1817-1898), known as Sir Syed, on October 17, they may recall a significant event in the struggle to transform Sir Syed’s institution, the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental (MAO) College (founded in 1877), into AMU in 1920.

sir syed day invetation

If you are interested in being a part of this celebration, consider attending various events and seminars organized by institutions and organizations across the country. You can also engage with the spirit of Sir Syed’s teachings by supporting educational initiatives, promoting scientific literacy, and advocating for social harmony. People were also influenced by Sir Syed Quotes as well.