SSEM organized Sir Syed Day Celebrations at Dak Banglow Poonch. The programme began with the traditional recitation of the Holy Quran and Naat e Paak. Chairman SSEM Sarfaraz Mir welcomed the guests by giving a brief introduction to Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and his Mission. Professor Shehzad Banday highlighted the aims and objectives of the SSEM. Sajjad Sheikh Poonchi, an old boy of AMU spoke on the role of Aligarh Movement in shaping the future of India.
A Mushaira was organized by SSEM wherein several poets including Sajjad Poonchi, Liaqat Jafri, Mohtishim Ehtasham, Mushtaq Ahmed Mushtaq, Mujahid Mughal, Amjad Ali Babar, Irfan Ali, and Jameel Mir recited Urdu poetry.
Honorable MLA Haveli, Shah Mohd Tantray graced the occasion as a Chief Guest. He urged the youth to follow the footprints of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. Acknowledging the work done by SSEM over the years he announced a donation of two buildings and rupees 10 lacs. DDC Poonch Tariq Ahmed Zargar and SSP Poonch Rajiv Panday (IPS), the guests of honour, also acknowledged the success of Aligarh Movement. They also recognized the quantity of work done by SSEM.
SSEM honoured Dr Liaqat Jafri for his contribution to Urdu poetry. Apart from him 12 volunteers were given momentos by MLA Haveli. BDO Poonch, Ashiq Rafiq thanked the guests with the concluding remarks. Dr Khaleeq Anjum and Basharat Naqvi anchored the whole programme including Mushaira.
Other prominent personalities present on the occasion included Dy SP Dr Saleem Bhat, Dy SP Shahid Naeem, Tehsildar Jehangir Khan, ALC Zamood Ahmed, Dr Haroon Rathore, Shehzad Khan, Manzoor Lala, Khalid Khan, Bashir Khaki, Aftab Khan, Hafiz Shahzad Anwari, Asif Mir, Ashfaq Ahmed, Waseem Bukhari, Sahil Chadda, Imtiaz Mughal, Tanveer Banday, Khalil Banday, Ayaz Bhat, Arshad Ahmed and Nusrat Shah. Young volunteers included Tanveer Ahmed, Tahir Ahmed, Wasim Kazmi, Naif, Aquib Ahmed, Yawar and others.
The programme ended with AMU Tarana and SS Day Dinner.