Extract of Messages on the Occasion of Centenary Celebration in Vigyan Bhawan, 1989

R. Venkataraman, President of India

I have great pleasure in extending my cordial felicitations to all those assocaited with the Society. The Society has my best wishes for the continuing success of its laudable services to education, both general and technical, with and through the Aligarh Muslim University.

Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India

The Duty Society of Aligarh Muslim University has been closely associated with the Aligarh Movement and done much to give support to meritorious students from the weaker sections of society. I sent my good wishes for the sucess of the programme being organised on 22nd December 1986 to raise funds for the noble cause pursued by the Society.

Mohammad Usman Arif, Governor of U.P.

I very much appreciate the constructive role of this benevolent organisation-the Duty Society, AMU Aligarh in promoting the cause of higher education and modern developments in Science and Technology among the youths in general, and among the meritorious and deserving students of weaker sections of our society, in particular. The society is rendering valuable services to give financial assistance to the poor and deserving students to continue their academic career without the discrimination of caste, creed, colour and religion. The Society is playing a very significant role in extending the message of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan towards creating an awakening among members of the community about the importance of modern Scientific & Technological education.

Narayan Datt Tiwari, Chief Minister of U.P.

The Society ever since its existence played a constructive role in promoting the cause of Aligarh Movement and significant contributed all through to the growth and development of Aligarh University. It also helped in creating educational awareness among the people and rendered valuable service by extending pecuniary help to the poor and meritorious students to pursue their academic career. I hope that the Society will continue to serve the cause of education and the great objective for which it stood and also contribute to the Welfare of Society and the Aligarh Muslim University.

Z.R. Ansari, Minister for Environment and Forest, New Delhi

The Duty Society has done meritorious and selfless service in popularising general as well as technical education according to the wishes and ideals of late Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the founder of Aligarh Muslim University. It is further encouragingt to hear that the society has extended financial assistance to thousands of poor people, irrespective of caste and creed. The society, it is wel known, has taken upon the generous duty of spreading the messageof religious tolerance and secularism in this part of the country.

C.K. Jaffer Sharief, Minister of State for Coal (Ministry of Energy), New Delhi.

It is heartenign to learn that the Duty Society, is completing one hundred years of its yeoman service for the noble cause of education.I congratulate the hands working behind it for their dedication and determination. It is an institute which has carved a niche for itself in the field of society service.

Rafique Alam, Former Minister of State for Textile, New Delhi

The Society is doing a yeoman's service in the field of education by providing assistance to the poor and needy students of the weaker sections of the society. This is a noble cause and strengthens the pilars of the secular and the democratic set up of our nation. I hope the Society will keep up this tempofor the betterment of our people.

R.S. Pathak, Chief Justice of India, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi

I am glad to learn that the main Centenary Function of the Duty Society of the Aligarh Muslim University will be held at New Delhi on 21 March, 1989. I send my good wishes for the success of the function.

R. John Buck, President, Concordia College, Wisconsin,USA

The reputation of Aligarh Muslim University forthe training of leaders in all fields in worldwide. Such a reputation is only possible with the support of dedicated organizations. The Duty Society is such an organization.

For the past one hundred years the Duty Society's support has allowed Aligarh Muslim University to educate the youth of India, and it is that support which enabled the potential of India to be realized.

It is my hope that the next one hundred years wil bring even greater success and renown to Aligarh Muslim University. That only will be possible if people continue to support the Duty Society.

Maulana Abul Hasan Nadvi, Spiritual Leader and renowned Scholar of Islamic Studies,Lucknow.