ALIGARH: An interactive programme titled â€œRendezvous with Portraits, Portrayed and the Artistâ€ was organized in the New Guest House of Aligarh Muslim University. In all, twenty-two portraits made by Dr. Asma Kazmi were presented to the portrayed ones at a small function marked with sophistication, grace and warmth.
The portraits were put on display finally before presentation to the portrayed and art lovers from the University community savoured every moment of the graceful evening. The portrayed ones included Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the founder of the University, Lt. Gen (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah, Vice Chancellor, Brigadier (Retd.) Ahmad Ali, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dr. Samina Khan, Associate professor in the Department of English and several other eminent personalities of the University.
Addressing on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Shah appreciated the artistic talent of Dr. Asma Kazmi and said that her portrait of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan would adorn his office. All the portrayed people expressed gratitude to the artist Dr. Kazmi.
Prof. Azarmi Dukht Safavi, Director, Institute of Persian Studies and Prof. Shabahat Hussain, Dean, Faculty of Social Science presented an appreciation certificate to Dr. Kazmi. Dr. Amirullah Khan of Department of English conducted the programme.
Dr. Samina Khan, with help from Dr. F.S. Shirani, Coordinator, Cultural Education Centre, and Prof. Tariq Chatari, a noted Urdu writer, organized the programme. In her vote of thanks, Dr. Samina Khan thanked everyone for the success of the programme and expressed hope that young artists will be encouraged and a conducive atmosphere will be maintained in the campus.
On this occasion Mrs. Sabiha Simi Shah, Mrs. Rizwana Ali, Proctor Prof. Jamshed Siddiqui, AMUTA Secretary Dr. Aftab Alam, Coordinator Moinuddin Art Gallery Dr. Badar Jahan, Dr. Latif H. Kazmi were also present.