Convention of Aligarh Alumni Associations

Foster City, CA: The Sixth Annual Convention of the Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations (FAAA) will be held in Cleveland, Ohio on July 28-29, 2007. The convention seeks to bring together a diverse cross-section of AMU Alumni, various alumni associations and well-wishers of AMU to discuss issues related to educational, literary and social needs of the community.
The theme of the 2007 convention is “Aligarh & Beyond – Educational Opportunities for Minorities in India” and will be addressed by eminent personalities including Mr. Ram Jethmalani (Member Rajya Sabha, Senior Advocate Supreme Court of India and Former Law Minister) who will also be the chief guest on this occasion.
The program will include a series of highly focused sessions on educational and community building projects. The convention will provide a forum for AMU Alumni and well-wishers to get first hand information on the progress of on-going projects and participate in discussions to prioritize future projects.
“To enhance youth participation, FAAA has established two annual merit awards for the best high school graduates. The Sir Ziauddin Ahmed and Shaikh Abdullah (Papa Mian) Awards will be presented at the convention. Students graduating from high school in 2007 are invited to apply for these awards. In addition, Zafar Iqbal Award for excellence in sports has also been instituted by the Federation to encourage the youth to excel in sports as well as in academics. Award guidelines and application forms are available online at the Federation's website http://www.aligs.org. The deadline for receipt of applications is July 10, 2007.
For more information regarding FAAA's Sixth Annual Convention please contact: Qamar Khan, President Elect, The Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations. Tel: (216) 464-8318

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