Tarin awarded doctorate by Aligarh Muslim University

Updated 16 October 2014
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Tarin awarded doctorate by Aligarh Muslim University

A prominent educator and social worker who has lived and worked in the Kingdom for the last 34 years has been awarded an honorary doctorate by a prestigious Indian university.
Nadeem Tarin was conferred the degree by India’s Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), a premier academic institution that is popularly known as “the Oxford of the East,” in recognition of Tarin’s work at improving social mobility through educational and commercial initiatives. Tarin’s life tells the story of the transformative power of education, philanthropy and business.
“I feel extremely humbled and honored to receive this award,” Tarin told Arab News via phone from India.
“My own studies at AMU provided an excellent basis for my career and I thank the esteemed university team for considering conferring this award on me.”
The Doctor of Letters (D. Lit.) honoris causa was presented by AMU Vice Chancellor Zameer Uddin Shah at Aligarh on Thursday.
Tarin, who is general manager of the Riyadh-based Saudi Al-Terais Co., has held several leadership roles within schools and boards, besides being the chairman of the Riyadh-based Delhi Public School (DPS) and the Dammam-based Dunes International School.
An engineering graduate from AMU, Tarin has also built and donated a multimillion riyal sprawling hostel for about 550 boys at the AMU campus. The D. Lit. degree was presented to Naeem at the convocation of the university, which was attended by Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, director-general of Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), as chief guest.
In a congratulatory message, DPS Principal Mairaj M. Khan and Director Khursheed Shah commended the social and educational contributions of their chairman.
Tarin graduated in 1977 from AMU, a university in the historical north Indian city of Aligarh, which offers about 300 courses. As a premier university of south Asia, it ranks 8th among the top 20 research universities. The university has more than 33,000 students and 2,000 teachers on its rolls.
A special feature of the university is its residential character, with most of the staff and students residing on the campus.
There are 80 student hostels on the campus. US Secretary of State John F. Kerry recently signed eight MoUs with the then India’s Union Minister of HRD M. M. Pallam Raju to strengthen collaboration and build partnership between American and Indian institutions of higher education, including AMU.


Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

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Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

  • “We have to choose between the chaos that Iran spreads and stability, security and development,” he said
  • A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit on Tuesday

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman said the Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism and disrespect international laws at the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security on Wednesday.

“We have to choose between the chaos that Iran spreads and stability, security and development,” he said adding that “Iran is spreading chaos in the region through destruction and bloodshed, and by supporting the militias of Hezbollah and Houthis.”

“Houthi militias continue to violate the resolutions of the Security Council and the Stockholm Agreement, ignored UN resolution 2216 and the Gulf initiative…our goal is to achieve stability for Yemeni citizens under a legitimate government,” he said.

The deputy defense minister also said that the Kingdom is witnessing today an unprecedented transformation and development to achieve the vision 2030.

A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit on Tuesday, during which the members will take part in the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security and hold a number of meetings.

Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali, military adviser Maj. Gen. Talal Al-Otaibi and Military Attache Gen. Mohammad Al-Mutairi, along with the deputy chief of staff of the Russian defense ministry and other civilian and military officials.