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.


11 newly appointed Saudi ambassadors sworn in

King Salman receives 11 newly appointed Saudi ambassadors at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
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11 newly appointed Saudi ambassadors sworn in

  • The ambassadors were sworn in on Sunday

Eleven newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday.

The new ambassadors to Morocco — Abdullah bin Saad Al-Ghariri; New Zealand — Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Suhaibani; Azerbaijan — Hamad bin Abdullah bin Khudair; Peru — Walid bin Abdullah Muqeem; Guinea — Hussein bin Nasser Al-Dakhilullah; Lebanon — Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari; Brunei — Imad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Muhanna; Nepal — Musaed bin Sulaiman Al-Marwani; Algeria — Abdul Aziz bin Ibrahim Al-Omairini; Eritrea — Saqr bin Sulaiman Al-Qurashi; and Gabon — Abdul Rahman bin Salam Al-Dahhas, were all sworn in.

Each ambassador recited the oath, “I swear by Almighty Allah to be faithful to my religion, and to my king and my country; to never reveal any state secrets; to preserve the Kingdom’s interests and laws at home and abroad; and to perform my duty with sincerity, honesty and loyalty.”

The ceremony was attended by Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of State Musaad bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir, and Saudi Ambassador to Australia Musaed bin Ibrahim Al-Saleem.