Aligarh: The Heritage Cell of the Aligarh Muslim University organized a one-week short-term training programme on "Rejuvenating traditional construction materials and techniques", in collaboration with the Department of Architecture.
In his address, Prof. MM Sufyan Beg, Principal of Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology congratulated the organizers and students for organizing the training programme and appreciated the efforts and creativity exhibited by the students. He stressed the role of students as responsible human beings in shaping the future of the country and becoming the flag bearers of the University. He urged them to serve humanity with a good cause.
Prof. Sabeeh Akhtar, a Member of Heritage Cell discussed the vision and objective of the cell which aims to restore the legacy of the past and conserve it for future generations. He also threw light on the salient features of the training programme and the achievements of the Heritage Cell.
The convener of Heritage Cell and programme organizer, Prof. Mohammad Farhan Fazli showcased the work of the students through videos, accomplished during the training programme and admired their enthusiasm and interest that led to the successful organization of the training programme.
Architect Farida Husain briefly explained the content of the one-week training programme, giving an overview of the construction techniques, with special emphasis on the construction of arches, lime mortar preparation, carving on the lime panels, calligraphy, sketching, painting and poetry. The creative works of the students were displayed in the construction yard of the department.
The student participants were given prizes for various categories including the best architect of the year, best free-standing architect, best calligraphy, best poetry, best photography, best painting and the best performance in the programme.
A book, written by Prof. Mohammad Farhan Fazli and Prof. Mohd. Khalid Hassan on the heritage boundary wall of the University was also released by the guests including the Principal, ZHCET, Prof MM Sufyan Beg, the Controller of Examination, Mujibullah Zuberi, Officiating Registrar, Aijaz Masood, Finance Officer, Prof Mohammad Mohsin and Dr Syed Mohammad Noman Tariq. 'An eye of perception', another book authored by Mohd. Ayan, son of Prof. Farhan Fazli was also released on the occasion.
Dr Syed Mohammad Noman Tariq extended a vote of thanks.