Hyderabad: Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) was today awarded a plaque by the Society to Save Rocks, Hyderabad for planning the development of the campus with the protection of many outstanding ancient granite formations in mind and for taking special care of the “Pathar Dil” heritage rock by highlighting it’s the stunning form through night-time illumination.
Prof. Syed Ainul Hasan, Vice-Chancellor, MANUU received the award presented by Prof. Fatima Ali Khan, President, and Ms. Frauke Quader, Secretary, Save Rock Society today at his office.
Prof. Ainul Hassan lauded the efforts of the Rock Society to conserve heritage rock formations in and around Hyderabad and to create awareness about it among the public. Prof. Hasan also expressed interest to host a photo exhibition and workshop by the Rock Society in collaboration with the HKS Centre for Deccan Studies of MANUU.
The society conducted ‘Rock Walk’ in MANUU Campus on 17th March 2019 to highlight the importance of Rock Conservation. The Walk aimed to show walkers the stunning granite formations that still exist in the landscape of the campus and how to preserve them.
Prof. S. M. Rahmatullah, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and Prof. Abdul Wahid, Dean School of Technology were also present. It is also noteworthy to mention that Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) also presented the Heritage Award 2017 to MANUU while recognizing University’s efforts to preserve rare rocks formation on the campus.