January 25, 2021
TED NewsDesk, Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University plans to bury a time capsule on the Republic Day. The time capsule will act as a historic cache for maintaining a 100year record of the growth of AMU.
“As part of the university’s centenary celebrations, we will bury a time capsule on the campus on January 26. The event will be presided over by Vice-Chancellor Tariq Mansoor. “The time capsule will contain documents showcasing the history of the university and its journey over the past 100 years. It will also have the biography of founder Sir Syed Ahmed and his addresses. It will also have texts of speeches of prominent people from the pre-Independence era,” said Rahat Abrar, Spokesperson, AMU.
“Besides the details of all the buildings on the campus, the time capsule will also have copies of convocation addresses of chief guests from 1922 to 2018. The documents about growth, development and journey of the university will also be preserved in the time capsule,” he added.
The documents placed in the 1.5-tonne capsule will promote the rich history of the university. The university made these documents acid-free by adding required chemicals to store them safely in the time capsule.
“We have taken all possible precautions regarding the capsule so that it can be preserved for a long time. The capsule has been built with high tempered steel and is around four feet deep. It will be buried 30 feet deep into the earth,” the spokesperson added.
The university is likely to bury the capsule in the park facing the Victoria Gate. The Victoria Gate is the most ancient building in the university. The time capsule will contain every minor and major detail about the institution and its prestigious history.