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Jamia Hamdard signs MoU with African-Asian Rural Development Organization for joint development programs

New Delhi, October 13: Jamia Hamdard signed an MoU with the African-Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) in presence of Prof. (Dr.) M. Afshar Alam, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard and Dr. Manoj Nardeo Singh, Secretary General African-Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO), here Thursday.

AARDO is an organization created in 1962 for South-South Cooperation and African–Asian solidarity and presently it has 34 member countries from Africa and Asia, including India. AARDO acts as catalyst and provide a forum for the member countries to jointly discuss their problems, exchange views, ideas, experience and information in the field of research and rural development.

The objective of the MoU is to conduct joint development programs, research program, capacity building, knowledge transfer, rural development and upliftment measures for the marginalized society and Asian and African countries empanelled in AARDO.

On the occasion, Dr. Manoj Nardeo Singh, Secretary General; Mr. Rami Qtaishat, Assistant Secretary General and Dr. Khushnood Ali, Head Research Division, from AARDO were present. From the Jamia Hamdard side Dr. M. A. Sikandar, Registrar; Prof. S. Raisuddin, Director, IQAC; Mr. S.S. Akhtar, Controller of Exams (COE); Prof. (Dr.) Reshma Nasreen, Chairperson, Centre for Training and Development (CTD); Dr. Syeedun Nisa, Director, CTD were present besides other officials.

The AARDO Secretary General stated that Jamia Hamdard, with its commitment to sharing of pain has resonance with the basic tenets of AARDO which is the upliftment and welfare of rural population in African-Asian countries.

Prof. Afshar Alam, Vice Chancellor reiterated the commitment of Jamia Hamdard to the implementation of the MoU in letter and spirit. He further stated that Jamia Hamdard is committed to inter-disciplinary research and welfare of the marginalized sections of the society.

Mr. Rami Qtaishat stated that a new narrative in the pioneering history of AARDO and Jamia Hamdard has been crafted with the signing of this MoU which would yield fruitful results mutually for India and African nations.

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