Aligarh: Prominent Aligarh Muslim University City School will now be known as the ‘Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh Aligarh Muslim University City School’.
The school has been renamed to honour Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, notable AMU alumnus, Indian freedom fighter, journalist, social reformer, writer, revolutionary and President in the Provisional Government of India, which served as the Indian Government in exile during World War I from Kabul 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”, said AMU Registrar, Abdul Hamid (IPS).
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”.