Dear Fellow Aligarians and Well Wishers, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you, and introduce you to the Aligarh Alumni Association of New England (AAANE).
The regional Association was created in 2002. It is a secular, non-profit, non-political, charitable, cultural, social and educational alliance of the alumni and supporters of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
The Association is a non-political, non-profit, secular organization devoted to charitable, educational, literary, cultural, and social activities, formed to promote the interest of the AMU (hereinafter referred to as the University, its student body and its alumni). The purpose of this organization is to increase the popularity of our common interests. We hope to add new members so we will be able to grow and expand. We also want to have fun while when we are together and working on projects. By developing relationships and friendships, the organization will become even stronger.
Together we can strive for so much, achieve so much for not only ourselves, but for the many desiring a better life through commitment and community. The AAANE has already achieved great things for its members and supporters such as educational opportunities, scholarships, mentoring and more. The members coordinate blood drives, medical training such as CPR, food kitchens for the poor and shelters for the homeless. There are so many ways that members and supporters can help, either through donating their time, their ideas, their resources and of course, through individual and community prayer. No voice is too small, nor is any contribution insignificant. Membership in our association is open to everyone irrespective of race, religion, creed or color. The AAANE welcomes one, the AAANE welcomes all!
With Best wishes,
Dr. Mohsin Alvi, President, AAANE
It is my sincere hope to continue the programs the AAANE currently sponsors, some of which are paying tuition and adopting a deserving elementary school student, teacher, and library. I would like to take on new challenges and create more worthwhile endeavors with the assistance of our loyal members and supporters. Some of these endeavors would include community outreach programs for betterment of communities in which we live and serve. I would like to work together to bring distance e learning program, to students in India so that they can access better education through technological advancements.
The following article was written by Prof. Ashraf Khan (President AAANE 2002-04) for Sir Syed Day Mushaira 2004.
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, one of the architects of modern India was born on October 17, 1817 in Delhi. Sir Syed created an institution which, first as M.A.O. College and then since 1920 as Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), became the source of an amazing range of talent in all fields of life. In one of his lecture Sir Syed stated: Â“The main reason behind the establishment of this institution, as I am sure all of you know, was the wretched dependence of Muslims, which had been debasing the position day after day.