Hyderabad: Maulana Azad National Urdu University celebrated the 71st Republic Day today with pomp and gaiety. Prof. Ayub Khan, Pro Vice-Chancellor unfurled the national tricolour in front of the Administrative Building, MANUU Campus. Students presented National Anthem.
For the first time, Cadets from newly established NCC Sub unit of MANUU participated in the parade. During the salute, the cadets also carried guns provided by the Military.
Prof. Ayub Khan, while delivering republic day message said that we need not talk only about darkness but also we shall look at the brighter pastures. Our country has made considerable progress in the last 70 years since independence and now we have proper infrastructure for living and learning.
Now it is our responsibility to protect it and take it further, he added. He also congratulated the new Cadets for participating for the first time. He also conveyed greetings from the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz who could not attend the function due to his indisposition.
Later cultural programmes of students organized by Centre for Urdu Culture Studies held at DDE auditorium.
NCC Cadet Ms. Adiba Naseem read out the Preamble of the Constitution of India to the students and staff members. Documentary consisting of last letters written by Martyrs of freedom struggle was also presented by Instructional Media Centre of MANUU.
Students presented Patriotic songs in chorus — Saare Jahan se achcha Hindustan hamara; Vijayi Vishwa Tiranga, Sarfaroshi ki Tamanna, Urooj-e-Kamyaabi par kabhi Hindustan Hoga, Naujawano ab hamein bedar — to mark the occasion. Dr. Karan Singh Utwal and Dr. Muzaffar Hussain Khan supervised the presentation. Mr. Mohd. Abdul Mujeeb, NCC Officer facilitated preparation of NCC Cadets.
Prof. Ayub Khan, Pro Vice-Chancellor also distributed certificates among students. Mr. Anis Azmi, Chief Consultant, CUCS proposed vote of thanks.