HYDERABAD – Shaikh Umer Faruq Quadri, student of Dept. of English, has been elected as 8th President of Maulana Azad National Urdu University’s Students Union (MANUUSU) on Friday in the elections held for the academic year 2019-20.
“Our entire effort was to end the regionalism rooted in the university, to increase the standard of the university. Student should talk issues, ideologies, agenda and vision. Our motto is value-baseD politics. Our panel have leaders from different regions. MANUU is considered as a backward university because of its Urdu tag. We want to increase the standard of academics of the university,” said Quadri, who is the presidential candidate of Azad United Student Federation (AUSF), after winning the elections.
Students enthusiasm was evident right from the beginning of polling at 9.00 am which continued till 1.00 pm at Indoor Stadium, MANUU Campus. Besides the headquarters, polling was also held at other campuses of the University except Srinagar.
The other campuses where elections were held include Bangalore, Lucknow, Bhopal, Darbhanga, Aurangabad, Asansol, Sambhal, Nuh and Bidar.
The Chief Returning Officer, Prof. Mohammed Abdul Azeem declared the result at 6.30 pm in the evening.
The elections were peaceful and students turned up in large numbers for electing their representatives, he said. Out of total 2789 voters, 76 percent students cast their votes at headquarters.
According to Prof. Azeem, Intekhab Alam (Dept. of CS&IT) elected for the post of Vice President, Amir (Dept. of Management & Commerce) for Secretary, Ms. Fakhra Abda (Dept. Of Education & Training) for Joint Secretary and Ms. G. Vishnu Priya (School of Language, Linguistics & Indology) elected for the post of Treasurer. 20 Executive Committee Members from campus and off campus were also elected today.
Three students panels, without any political affiliations, were in fray.
Dr. Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz, Vice-Chancellor, congratulated the newly elected office bearers and declared tomorrow (Friday) as holiday for the University.
Prof. Ayub Khan, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dr. M.A. Sikandar, Registrar also extended their greetings to the new team.
The investiture ceremony for winners would be conducted on September 24.