Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali, Prince of Arcot, urged students to fulfill their dreams and work towards the betterment of the poor and uphold integrity and secular values of the country.
The Prince, who is the Chairman, Muslim Educational Association of Southern India (MEASI), parent body of The New College, said this at the 15th Graduation Day of MEASI Academy of Architecture in Chennai. In his presidential address, he regretted that the concept of education was restricted to just acquiring degrees and certificates and no attempt was being made to ensure decency and dignity in public and private life. The Prince administered the Pledge to the graduates as well. Dr.M.K.Surappa, Vice Chancellor, Anna University, delivered the Graduation Day address and distributed the degrees to the 149 graduates and University rank certificates and medals to 19 graduates, who secured top ranks in Anna University. Dr.Surappa, highlighted the importance of learning, which is a continuous process and significance of the developing trends and digital intervention in architectural profession.
The MEASI Academy of Architecture is ranked 1st in the State of Tamil Nadu and 7th in the country. Prof.N Altaf Ahmed, Director of the Academy, T.Rafeeq Ahmed, Honorary Secretary and Elias Sait, Honorary Treasurer of the MEASI had also participated and were present at the event.