Sir Syed Ahmed Khan: His Life And Contribution
Sir Syed Ahmed Khan (1817-1898) was a great visionary, statesman and Muslim reformer of the 19th century, the like of whom is rare. He wanted to make the community and country progressive and take them forward on modern lines. His supreme interest was intellectual development of the people through modern education. He was the first Indian Muslim to contribute to the intellectual and institutional foundation of Muslim modernization in Southern Asia. Interest of community and country was dearer to him rather than anything else. He was successful in making the Muslims understand the importance of modern education and endeavour their best to achieve it in order to stand on their own legs and live a dignified life in accordance with Islamic thoughts.
Dr. Allama Mohammed Iqbal says:
‘’Mubtalaayay dard koi azu ho roti hai aankh
Kis qadar hamdard saray jism ki hoti hai aankh’’
(The eye weeps for the suffering of any and every part of the body, How sympathetic it is to the entire organism)
To the Muslim community Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was and is like the eye which weeps for the suffering of any and every part of the body. The sufferings of the community worried him. He took an oath to reform, educate and empower the Muslim community and was successful to a great extent in implementing it despite strong opposition from a section of the Muslim community which hated the British and their language. Today we can see the products of the Aligarh Muslim University adoring in every field of activity in India and neighbouring countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh. They have earned a name for the community and country, thanks to the Aligarh movement.
Sir Syed’s educational caravan reached everywhere including Tamil Nadu from where I hail. It inspired and encouraged people to take to modern education by establishing educational institutions.
BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD
Sir Syed was born on 17 October 1817 in Delhi. His family was highly regarded by the Mughal dynasty. His maternal grandfather Khwajah Farid was a ‘wazir’ (minister) in the court of Akbar Shah II. His paternal grandfather Syed Hadi held a ‘mansab’ of the title of Jawwad Ali Khan in the court of Alamgir II. Syed Ahmed’s father, Mir Muttaqi was also close to Akbar Shah but rejected the position and titles offered to him due to his interest in mysticism. Perhaps he abhorred the way the materialistic world functioned. He died when Syed Ahmed was about 21 years of age. Mother, Azizunnissa Begum was, however, a strong willed woman of clearly defined principles. She showed extraordinary interest in the education, character building and upbringing of her son. She was a strict and God fearing lady.
Sir Syed received his education under the old system prevailing at that time. He learnt to read the holy Quran under a female teacher at his home. After this, Maulvi Hamidud Din, became his private tutor. He completed a course in Persian and Arabic, and later took to the study of mathematics, which was a favourite subject of the maternal side of his family. He later took interest in medicine and studied some well-known books on the subject. At the age of 19 his formal education came to an end but he continued his studies privately. He started taking a keen interest in the literary gatherings and cultural activities of the city.
The passing away of his father left the family in financial difficulties, and after a limited education he had no option but to work for his livelihood. Starting as a clerk with the East India Company in 1938, he qualified three years later as a sub-judge and served in the judicial department at various places.
The supreme interest of Sir Syed’s life was education in its widest sense. He wanted to create a scientific temperament among the Muslims of India and to make the modern knowledge of Science available to them. He championed the cause of modern education at...
...Role of Indian Media in the New Age
The following is the speech given by Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister of HRD and C & IT, on the topic: "Role of Indian Media in the New Ag", presiding as the Chief Guest for the 'Press Club Awards for Excellence in Journalism', on 5th May, 2012 at The NSCI, Worli, Mumbai.
I am privileged to be here with you on a day the media celebrates its exceptional performers. I congratulate all those who have received awards and wish them continued success in their profession.
The media has emerged as a pillar of the modern State. The foundation of a modern democratic State lies in its ability to secure fundamental rights promised to its people, to deliver justice and lead its people to economic and social progress. Democracy is defined by freedom of speech and expression. Media is an embodiment of these rights that define democracy.
If we look back into history, the emergence of the modern nation-state where the sovereignty vested in its people is closely related to the spread of the printing press. Guttenbergâ€™s Bible (the first printed book) was a precursor to the spread of democracy and republican thought across the world. Rousseau was mild mannered, but his thoughts disseminated by the newspapers in the coffee houses of Paris resulted in the French Revolution. Liberty, Equality and Fraternity as the slogan for the Revolution owes much to the media of the...
10 a.m. class
Social Media Harms Relationships
General Purpose: Explain how social media harms our relationships.
Specific Purpose: Define the effects that social media has directly to our relationships with
friends and family.
Social media has improved our relationships with people that are thousands of miles away, but
what about our friends and family that are next to us?
A. Most likely all the people you know carry a small portable square also known as a cellphone.
B. But did you know these tiny phones are the key to destroy a relationship?
II. You can walk to any public place and witness people on their phones with friends beside them
which who they can socialize, but don't. I confess I am guilty of doing so.
III. I believe we need to be aware of how social media can damage our relationship with the people
we care about.
IV. I will explain the three major effects social media has on our relationships. The three points are
isolation, comparison, and the lack of communication skil ls.
First, I will reveal why social media can cause isolation.
I. Social media causes isolation and depression.
A. Social Media is addictive. In recent studies it shows that 63% of Americans log on to their social
media daily and 43% do so multiple times during the day. (Cite #1 - Top 10 Way Social Media...
...that it would be the duty of the media to bring this new concept to the attention of the society.
To perform the monitoring duty as a mirror of the society, the media have been playing an important role in educating the people about the Information Act and good governance. The news and investigative reports on state performances require insightful information which might have been branded in the past by officials as “confidential”. Whether such classification of information was correct had rarely been questioned in the past.
The disclosure of government information by the media not only turns the people into informed citizens while the whole society is shifting towards post-modernity, it also encourages the people to exercise their right to know, which is imperative when they are to make choices regarding their participation in political-socio-economic affairs.
Accurate and sufficient information enables the people to better enjoy their freedom of speech, helping them make rational decisions and take the right course of action beneficial to them.
On the other hand, the work of the media forces policy-makers and officials to be more prudent about their decisions and activities that affect the livelihood of the people and the development of the society as a whole. They need to prepare to be transparent, accountable and responsible for what they do since their activities may be brought to the attention of the...
...Role of electronic media of communication
1. Introduction & Electronic media………………………………… 2
2. Electronic media of communication…………………………. 3-4
3. Advantages of electronicmedia……………………………….. 5
4. Disadvantages of electronic media …………………………….. 6
5. Conclusion………………………………………………………………….. 7
Communication is a process of transferring information from one entity to another. Over time, technology has progressed and has created new forms of and ideas about communication. Electronic media plays a vital role in today’s life of communication. It plays an important role in highlighting problems in society either through entertainment, dramas or through news. Electronic Media has influenced people in developing change in attitude towards different situations. There are many forms of electronic media such as television, radio, videotape, internet through computer etc.
Electronic communication has contributed a lot in business environment. They made business meetings through Video, possible and communicating messages between employees like...
INTERNET ON MODERN YOUTH
The content of the current media culture is often blind to a young person’s cultural,economic and educational background. The concept of a media culture has evolvedowing to the increased volume, variety and importance of mediated signs and messagesand the interplay of interlaced meanings. In the world of young people, themedia are saturated by popular culture and penetrate politics, the economy, leisuretime and education. At present, the global media culture is a pedagogic force that hasthe potential to exceed the achievements of institutionalized forms of education. AsHenry Giroux puts it:“With the rise of new media technologies and the global reach of thehighly concentrated culture industries, the scope and impact of theeducational force of culture in shaping and refiguring all aspects of daily life appear unprecedented. Yet the current debates have generallyignored the powerful pedagogical influence of popular culture,along with the implications it has for shaping curricula, questioningnotions of high-status knowledge, and redefining the relationship between the culture of schooling and the cultures of everyday life.” 6The concept of media culture encompasses not simply symbolic combinationsof immaterial signs or capricious currents of old and new meanings, but an entire wayof life7 in which images, signs, texts and other audio-visual representations are connectedwith the...
...Political Science POLS 1400
Review: Articles on Cyberactivism and Protest Participation in New Media
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With the emergence of new forms of media and the continued technological advancement of these outlets, it follows naturally that there will be an affect on aggregate and holistic communication paradigms in society. One such social interaction that has been affected is the way in which activism and political protest have been transformed by the advent of the internet and cyberactivism. In researching this paper, three articles were reviewed regarding the variety of computer-mediated communication (CMC) and their effectiveness at reporting or promoting political activism. The peer reviewed articles have been chosen from an international selection authors and reflect not only Canadian examples but foreign ones as well. Through the course of this review I will argue that, although all the articles are reasoned and useful, it is my opinion that the article with the most importance is Eric Borra and Thomas Poell's article entitled Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr as platforms of alternative journalism: The social media account of the 2010 Toronto G20 protest. (2012) In support of this assertion, I will compare and critically examine the...
...Social Media Sabotaging or Helping Real Communication
In a society where social media is growing daily and becoming our main source of communication, we often find ourselves thinking about what social media is actually doing for us. Is it helping us create something new and amazing (like talking to multiple people from all around the world simultaneously on the internet) that we get to be part of, or is it hindering our communication skills and putting a crutch on our lives? The real question is; is social media sabotaging real communication?
A recent study done on Statistic Brain showed that 98% of young adults ages 18-24 use social media, with Facebook taking the lead with 1.4 billion users worldwide. We live in a world where our human interaction has become something irregular, even “odd” to technical interaction. We lose that sense of intimacy, connection with one and other. If 93% of communication is nonverbal body language, how are you supposed to truly get to know someone or understand what they are trying to say if only 7% of communication is only based on written or verbal word? You can potentially be whoever you want to be on the internet and no one would know. You control how people see you, how they perceive you. A Forbes article by Susan Tardanico that I read shared a story about a mother and daughter that texted everyday seeing as the daughter was away at college. On this specific...
...variety of new forms of media, which include a multiplicity a communicatory devices including everything from mass media and social media, to digitization and data sharing. Within the journal China Media Research, (Volume 8.2, pg. 1-12, 2012) Professor Guo-Ming Chen of the University of Rhode Island authored, “The Impact of New Media on Intercultural Communication in a Global Context”. Within this piece, Chen illustrates the powerful influence that new media possesses within intercultural relationships, which in turn, have created new communities that challenge traditional norms. Chen presents her argument in a clear and concise manner, beginning with a brief history of communication studies, paralleled with how new media has been a dominant cause of globalization. This introduction establishes an outline from which she thoroughly expand her thesis (which I have previously noted) surrounding the theme of intercultural communication. This particular article aids the reader to further understand, and fully comprehend the difficulties that exist within technology’s effect on intercultural communication. Chen’s ideas relate to many of the course themes of CMNS 110, but specifically in Unit 2’s subsection titled the “Cultural Model vs. Transmission Model” of communication, which will further be elaborated within this paper.
Throughout the entirety of her article, Chen aims to...