Mrs. Salma Ansari, an illustrious Alumna of Model Academy and wife of Vice President of India, Mr. Mohammad Hamid Ansari, today visited her alma mater.
On her arrival, a warm reception was accorded to her and was received by Chairman MIER group of institutions, Dr. Arun Gupta, Director MIER, Dr. Renu Gupta besides Dr. Adit Gupta and Dr. Ankur Gupta and other faculties of the Institute. Mrs Ansari was accompanied by Aamir Ali, Secretary J&K State Social Welfare Board.
Welcoming the guest, Dr. Arun Gupta described her as an exalted personality imbibing progressive views with vast international exposure and experience of serving the down trodden and the underprivileged sections of the society spanning over three decades. He vividly recollected the achievements of Mrs Ansari during her school days. He said Mrs Ansari during her school days was a favourite student of the founders late Mr. H. L. Gupta and Mrs. Shanti Gupta and was indeed a role model for other students.
Mrs. Ansari in her address expressed gratitude to her alma mater which has been instrumental in shaping her life. She gave an account of her fond memories at the school which was nostalgic and heart-warming.
She also released latest issue of Model Mirror the newsletter of Model Academy besides inaugurating the next issue of the monthly Wall Magazine of Mr. Shanti Gupta Centre for women studies, MIER College of Education.
She also met Mr. Ashok Suri one of her class fellows who had specially came to meet her. Salma also fondly remembered Mr. Sahdev Rometra of Excelsior, her classmate.
Dr. Adit Gupta, Joint Director presented vote of thanks and expressed his gratitude for taking out time from her hectic schedule to visit her alma mater.
Mrs Ansari was presented a Guard of Honour by Naval NCC cadets and Scouts and Guides. She paid floral tributes to founders of the Institution, late Mr. H. L. Gupta and Mrs. Shanti Gupta.
Earlier, the students of Model Academy presented a melodious patriotic song in her honour.
Later, Mrs. Ansari paid a short visit to Model Academy, Residency Road where she had studied in the early 50s.