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  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    Senator, Unites States

    It is a pleasure to welcome you to the International Mushaira organized by Aligarh University Alumni Association of Greater Chicago. I trust that tonight’s event will be a time to appreciate the beautiful art form of Urdu poetry.

    I applaud the efforts of the Aligarh University Alumni Association of Greater Chicago to continue this tradition here in Chicago. One of the many attributes of the Chicagoland area is the diversity of culture that is able to coexist here. I trust that everyone in attendance tonight is grateful for the opportunity to celebrate this cultural tradition.

    I offer my warmest greetings to all those in attendance tonight and my best wishes in your future endeavors.

  • Somnath Ghosh
    Consul General of India Chicago

    I would like to congratulate the Aligarh Muslim University AlumniAssociation of Greater Chicago (AMUAA-GC) for organizing annual programme to celebrate the birthday of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. The last programme was in the evening of October 21, 2023 and I have had the
    opportunity to attend the same.

    I appreciate the efforts of AMUAA-GC to promote rich cultural heritage of India in USA. The event brought closer Indian diaspora and it is commendable that the proceeds from such event and activities of AMIAA-GC are used to support girls’ education and for underprivileged deserving students in India. I wish AMUAA-GC success in their future endeavors.

  • Neeta Bhushan
    Neeta Bhushan
    Consulate General Of India, Chicago

    I would like to take this opportunity to convey my warm greetings to the Aligarh Muslim University Alumni Association of Greater Chicago (AMUAA-GC) for their Literary/Music evening in April 2017.

    I am indeed pleased to learn that AMUAA-GC is making so much efforts to promote the culture of India and Asia in the USA. Such events help to bring our communities closer. It is commendable that AMUAA-GC carries on such activities, the proceeds of which go to support girl's education in India. 

  • Bradley S. Schneider
    Bradley S. Schneider
    Member Of Congress, 10TH DISTRICT, Illinois

    I write to offer my heartfelt congratulations and greetings to all those attending Aligarh Muslim University Alumni Association of Greater Chicagoland’s literary and music program tonight.

    Access to quality education is the essential to the success of any community, and I applaud the AMUAA’s efforts to increase opportunity for underprivileged young women in India. The work of your organization to promote educational attainment improves the lives of countless young women, building a stronger and more equal future both for India and the world.

    Illinois’s Tenth District and the greater Chicagoland area are fortunate to be the home of many immigrants from India who contribute invaluably to the economy, culture, and civic life of our communities. I would like to personally thank AMUAA for its work promoting cross-cultural exchange, and for organizing and sharing this important celebration tonight.

    I send you my best wishes for a successful event and hope you enjoy the program.

  • Raja Krishnamoorthi
    Raja Krishnamoorthi
    Member Of Congress, Washington, DC

    It is my pleasure to welcome you to this wonderful evening of literary and musical program presented by the Aligarh Muslim University Alumni Association of Greater Chicago (AMUAA).

    I would like to thank all of you and the AMUAA of Greater Chicago for hosting this event and for your continuing support for the education of young women and girls in India. Your work to expand and support equality in education benefits not only so many young women in India, but countless others across the globe.

    Thank you again to AMUAA of Greater Chicago for organizing this evening’s wonderful event. I want to extend my best wishes to everyone who’s made this evening and AMUAA’s continuing work possible.

  • Tammy Duckworth
    Tammy Duckworth
    United States Senator, Illinois

    It is my honor to welcome you to this evening's literary and music program hosted by the Aligarh Muslim University Alumni Association of Greater Chicagoland (AMUAA).

    I would like to express my gratitude to AMUAA of Greater Chicagoland for your support of girl's education in India. Your efforts to support equal educational opportunity for girls not only benefits young women in India, but promotes equity and greater opportunities for girls and young women around the world.

    Again, thank you to AMUAA GC for organizing this wonderful opportunity for cultural exchange and my best wishes to everyone in attendance at this evening's event.

  • Richard J. Durbin
    Richard J. Durbin
    United States Senator, Illinois

    I want to thank you for inviting me to attend your literary evening & music program. I apologize that I cannot be in attendance today.

    Since 1986 this organization has provided an essential educational and financial assistance to many needy and deserving students. I specifically wanted to commend you for your Girls Education projects. You have played a crucial role for numerous underprivileged girls in India through your education efforts. Because of this association, many girls now live better lives due to their education and the opportunities you have made available to them.

    I hope to see this association grow and prosper even more as it continues to educate and inspire. It is with great honor that that I write this letter and congratulate this association on all its accomplishments. Thank you for your hard work and best wishes for your future endeavors.

    MAYOR, Chicago

    As Mayor and on behalf of the city of Chicago, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone attending the international Mushaira, an Urdu poetry session, hosted by the Aligarh University Alumni Association of Greater Chicago (AMUAA-GC).

    Founded in 1986, AMUAA-GC is a non-profit, non-partisan and secular organization bringing together alumni of Aligarh University through various educational, social and cultural activities. Aligarh University, established in 1920, is one of the premier universities od India. Aligarh alumni have gone on to make numerous contributions to the growth and development of our city and helped to make Chicago a better place to live, work and raise families.

    I commend Aligarh University Alumni Association of Greater Chicago for organizing this event and offer my best wishes for continued success. May you allhave an enjoyable and memorable event.

  • Prof. Naima K. Gulrez
    Prof. Naima K. Gulrez
    Principal, Women’s College, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh

    This is to acknowledge and appreciate with gratitude to the Aligarh Muslim University Alumni Association - Greater Chicago and Dr. Ateeq Ahmad for their huge contribution for two smart class rooms and rennovation of the three Reading rooms of the Women’s College Library.