New Delhi: The Delhi Chapter of Jamia Alumni Connect (JAC), Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) organised an alumni meet as part of the 102nd Foundation Day of the university on 30th October, 2022 in the Auditorium, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, JMI. 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 Mr. 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 Mr. Upendra Giri, CEO & Founder, UpLyft Global, California, USA was the Chief Guest (International) of the function. Famous RJ Naved Khan and Ms 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.
JMI Vice Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar 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.
Mr. Upendra Giri said that several of his family members have studied in JMI 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.
RJ Naved Khan and Ms Nishat Afza Beg emphasised that JMI 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,JMI 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.
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