Serving Community since 1975
AT A GLANCE – AAA WASHINGTON, DC
The Aligarh Alumni Association (AAA), Washington DC, founded in 1975, is a non-political, non-profit, tax-exempt, charitable, educational, social, and cultural organization for non-alumni and alumni of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh, India. The Association takes interest in affairs of the University, runs a scholarship program to help meritorious students from low income families, and organizes social, literary, and cultural programs. The aims and objectives of the Association are to: (i) help AMU and its student body through scholarship and other programs; (ii) develop and strengthen a sense of community by organizing social projects and events in the Washington DC area; and (iii) promote cultural awareness through cultural and literary activities
The aims and objectives of the Association are to: (i) help AMU and its student body through scholarship and other programs; (ii) develop and strengthen a sense of community by organizing social projects and events; and (iii) promote cultural awareness through cultural and literary activities.
Even if you have only visited the Aligarh Muslim University once in your lifetime, it remains with you forever. Wherever there are even a few Aligs, they are quick to form an Association to reconnect to the Aligarh spirit, to rejuvenate old friendships, to renew acquaintances and to reminisce. The Washington Metropolitan area was no exception. In 1975 some Aligs painstakingly developed a list of alumni residing in the metropolitan area and organized a meeting in suburban Maryland. Within a few months this initial meeting led to the formation of the Aligarh Alumni Association of Washington, DC.
The Association deviated from the traditional “Old Boys Association” label to eliminate gender bias and called itself the “Aligarh Muslim University Alumni Association” or simply the “Aligarh Alumni Association.” It is the oldest continuously functioning Aligarh Association in North America.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
— To serve the cultural, literary and intellectual needs of the South Asian community in North America and to nurture a sense of community
— To promote the concepts of the Aligarh Movement
— To develop leadership and team building skills
— To maintain contact with and help the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)