Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) City School has been renamed as the ‘Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh Aligarh Muslim University City School’.
This announcement came from the AMU spokesperson who was quoting the decision of the governing body of India’s premier minority institution.
The school’s new name honours Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, a notable AMU alumnus, Indian freedom fighter, journalist, social reformer, writer, revolutionary and President in the Provisional Government of India in exile in Kabul during World War I in 1915.
“The decision to rename the school was taken in the light of resolution number 28 of the ordinary meeting of the Executive Council held on March 22, 2021,”, AMU Registrar Abdul Hamid said.
AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor said: “With the re-naming, AMU pays tribute to Raja Mahendra Pratap, who attended the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College in Aligarh, which later became the Aligarh Muslim University. Raja Mahendra Pratap’s name is counted among the prominent alumni of the university. His father and grandfather were close to the educationist and reformer Sir Syed Ahmad Khan”.