New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) observed ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’ on August 14 ahead of the Independence Day by organizing an Exhibition titled 'Recalling the Horrors of the British Rule in Pictorial & Poetic Afflictions'. JMI Vice Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar inaugurated the exhibition at Premchand Achieves and Literary Centre of the university which will continue till August 31, 2022.
Registrar JMI Prof. Nazim Husain Jafri, teaching and non-teaching members of the university were present during the occasion.
The exhibition recalls the major events such as the coming of the East India Company, the Mutiny of 1857, the emigration of Indians as Indentured laborers, the Madras Plague, the Bengal Famine, the tragic events in Mysore, Bengal, Punjab and Delhi and the horrors of Partition of India and also the sacrifices of many Indian revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Ashfaqullah Khan, Ram Prasad Bismil and many others including women through pictorial and poetic panels.
Speaking on the occasion the Vice Chancellor said that the present generation should know who were the people who sacrificed their lives for the Independence and this exhibition is an effort to recall the horrible events over the many years under British rule. The story of the freedom struggle has been narrated in these poems and some of them were banned by the Britishers and many other poetic expressions written by renowned poets. The present generation should know about it.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor flagged off a Marathon at the MAK Pataudi Sports Complex of the university. Holding Tiranga in their hands NCC cadets, NSS volunteers and staff members of the university participated in large numbers in the Marathon which covered the whole campus.
Hoisting of the National Flag will take place on August 15, 2022 at 09.30 am at the forecourt of Dr. M.A. Ansari Auditorium followed by cultural programmes at the Auditorium, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, JMI. Mr. Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO, National Skill Development Council will be the Chief Guest of the Independence Day Function.
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