Invitation to the XVII Annual Convention of The Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations (FAAA)
Dear Fellow Aligs,
As you are aware, there are several AMU Alumni Associations across North America, under the Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations who have been working together for many years with similar mission towards bringing about a positive social and educational change, which were the views and vision of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the founder of Aligarh Muslim University. Every year, FAAA organizes its convention to bring Aligs and other well-wishers together to discuss its accomplishments, vision and future plans. This year, per agenda committee’s suggestion, the theme of the Convention is; “Role of AMU Alumni in Nation Building”.
I am pleased to inform you that the Aligarh Alumni Association of Texas has been selected to be the host for the XVII Annual Convention of the FAAA, to be held on July 13th thru 15th, 2018.
It is very encouraging to mention that we are getting overwhelming responses of members of the Federation showing their interest in attending and actively participating in the Convention. Members of the host Aligarh Alumni Association of Texas are anxiously waiting to receive you all and fulfil their responsibilities of host to the best of their abilities.
The following are important information regarding your travel and stay;
1 – Transportation : Abuzar Syed and Zeshan Haider (listed in email) of our Association are the coordinators for reception and transportation of delegates of the Convention. They will try to provide transportation from the airports to the delegates arriving on July 13th, Friday, before 1:00pm (CST). Please provide your flight information in the Google Excel sheet provided in the link here; <<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pJDuY716PGJghyL8dhJQbbEp4MQzdvoRSQPpY5rN5bI/edit?usp=sharing>>.
Due to Friday prayer time and heavy traffic on the road during afternoon hours, they may not be able to provide transportation to the delegates arriving after 1:00pm. They will update you through the same Google Excel sheet about the possibility of pick up from the airport. Please check the sheet before departure.
2 – Airports: George Bush International Airport (IAH) and P. William Hobby Airport (HOU). Both airports are approximately 30 minutes from the venue of the Convention.
3 – Registration, Venue and Room Reservation: Registration Form is available on the website of the Federation (www.aligs.org). Link for Hotel Reservation <<FEDERATION OF ALIGARH ALUMNI>>. The hotel rate is $69.00 per night + taxes, includes breakfast for up to two adults per room. The deadline to avail the discounted price for the hotel is June 30th.
4 – Entertainment (Saturday evening show): Dastangoi by Javed Danish, an Alig, a theatre personality, Urdu poet, fiction writer and recipient of the prestigious Ghalib Award by the Ghalib Institute Delhi, for his path-breaking creativity. YouTube link; https://youtu.be/KkSAsU-idNk.
With Warm Regards,
Nausha Asrar, Ph. D.
The Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations, USA
Date: July 13 – July 15, 2018