AMU Professor to coordinate translation project on Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
ALIGARH: Professor Mohammad Asim Siddiqui, Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University has been appointed as the Managing Editor for coordination of the project on translation and publication of the writings and speeches of Baba Saheb Dr B.R. Ambedkar in Urdu language. This project had been undertaken by Dr Ambedkar Foundation, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Professor Siddiqui recently attended a meeting held in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. As the Ambedkar Foundation plans to organize many events on the occasion of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar in 2016, the translation of his work assumes further significance.
The Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah (Retd.), a great admirer of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, has urged Prof. Siddiqui to complte the work expeditiously. In a meeting attended by Mr Sudhir Hilsayan, the editor, Mr Jagdeesh Prasad, the marketing manager, both with the Ambedkar Foundation, and Prof Siddiqui, the Vice Chancellor stressed Aligarh Muslim Universityâ€™s commitment to the task.