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New Delhi: As many as 39 teachers who retired from Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) in the last two years were today felicitated by Jamia Teachers’ Association (JTA) on the occasion of the Teachers’ Day at an impressive function attended by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Najma Akhtar as the Chief Guest.
The day was also marked by a plantation drive by students and teachers of Jamia Sr. Secondary School in the school campus.
Those felicitated were presented with a shawl and a memento by the Vice-Chancellor on behalf of the JTA.
Speaking on the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor asked the retired teachers to continue their association with the university and that their advises for better functioning of the institution would be welcomed. She also urged them to participate in a big way in the university’s centenary celebrations next year.
She appreciated the initiative taken by the JTA to honour retired teachers for the first time while the country was celebrating the Teachers’ Day.
JTA Secretary Prof. Majid Jamil remembered the self-less contributions of the founders of the university and said it is expected from teachers to take motivation from them and work honestly to take the university to a greater height. “We have organized this function not only to honour the retired teachers but also to motivate the serving ones”, said Prof. Majid Jamil.
Among those present at the function were – JTA President, Prof. Amir Azam, Joint Secretary, Dr. Irfan Qureshi and other office bearers besides teaching faculty and senior officials of the university.
In the school campus, a large number of school students and teachers participated in the plantation drive having motto ‘Green Schools, Clean Jamia and Green Jamia’. The students also displayed posters carrying messages for preserving environment and highlighting the importance of trees, aforestation and cleanliness.
Among the teachers who planted saplings were Prof. Ilyas Husain, Prof Masood Alam, Prof. Jessay Abraham, Prof Atiqur Rahman, Prof Waseem Khan and Dr Abdul Naseeb Khan.