"To Carry Forward the Aligarh Movement for the Betterment of Our Communities".
The federation is a non-profit, secular, non-partisan, and non-political organization serving Educational, Social, Literary and Cultural needs of the Community. The Association is a non-political, non-profit, secular organization devoted to charitable, educational, literary, cultural, and social activities, formed to promote the interest of the AMU (hereinafter referred to as the University, its student body and its alumni). The purpose of this organization is to increase the popularity of our common interests. We hope to add new members so we will be able to grow and expand. We also want to have fun while when we are together and working on projects. By developing relationships and friendships, the organization will become even stronger.
The federation is a non-profit, secular, non-partisan, and non-political organization serving educational, social, literary and cultural needs of its member associations. It’s over arching mission is to promote modern education and support students in advancing their professional goals.
Nausha Asrar, President
Dear Aligs Well-Wishers and Friends,
The Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations, is a secular, non-political, non-profit, educational, social, and cultural organization of the alumni of AMU, and works together with associations and groups with similar mission towards bringing about a positive social and literary change. There are about 16 AMU Alumni Associations across North America, under the Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations.
Every year, Associations of the Federation organize a “Mushaira”, in which poets from Indian Sub continent and North America participate in a poetry recital program. The messages delivered in these Mushairas are those of universal brotherhood, understanding, peace, tolerance and love. For promotion of education in India and other part of the world, the Federation and its associate Associations run several programs to support underprivileged students, bring excellence in research and technology and women empowerment.
The entire world is suffering from terrorism and fanaticism, and in such a time, more than ever before, the views and vision of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the founder of Aligarh Muslim University who put forward a model of the compatibility of religion with modern western education, Science and Technology needs to be presented as a 'model' to the entire world. Sir Syed said; We (Hindus and Muslims) eat the same crop, drink water from the same rivers and breathe the same air. As a matter of fact Hindus and Muslims are the two eyes of the beautiful bride that is Hindustan. Weakness of any one of them will spoil the beauty of the bride (dulhan) “. Sir Syed hauled AMU alumni; “Sons (of MAO college later AMU) shall go forth throughout the length and breadth of the land to preach the message of free inquiry, of large hearted toleration and of pure morality. “
The alumni of this great institution, spread all over the world and involved in the academic pursuits of so many institutions of higher learning, who personify the spirit of open hearted acceptance of the 'other' and follow the concept of 'Unity in Diversity' cultivating harmony and amity among various religious, ethnic and racial groups. Majority of alumni of AMU are professionals who continue to make significant contributions for the betterment in the lives of the citizens of the country, they live in. This all are happening because of the lesson founder of AMU and Aligarh Movement taught us. That seems to be the reason that the definition of education we, the Aligs, learned at AMU was not a means of earning bread and butter but to understand the world and need of the people who live on this planet.
Every year FAAA organizes a Convention to offer the delegates and the participants an experience that will invigorate new ideas and promote initiatives to advance nations in general, and our Alma Mater in particular.
I am pleased that these efforts of AMU Alumni have received support not only from the Aligs but also alumnus of different institutions and members of various organizations. On behalf of the Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations, I am thankful to all Aligs, well-wishers of Aligarh Tahreek (movement), who are working together for the promotion of education, peace and prosperity among people of different nations.
God bless all of us! God bless America!
President, The Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations