Hyderabad | Glorious Past of Nizam’s Era Showcased

ByVoiceup Media

Oct 7, 2023

Hyderabad, October 6: Minority Affairs Advisor to the Government of Telangana Mr A K Khan on Friday inaugurated the part of the Museum which has been recently restored and which houses the wardrobe of Sixth Nizam of Hyderabad Nawab Mir Mahbub Ali Khan Bahadur. The inauguration took place on the occasion of the 90th birth anniversary of the Late H.E.H. Mukarram Jah Bahadur, the VIIIth Nizam of Hyderabad.

The wardrobe of H.H. Nawab Mir Mahbub Ali Khan, the VIth Nizam of Hyderabad (1869-1911) is said to be the world’s largest wardrobe. A truly phenomenal exhibit in its own right, two parallel wardrobes, each 176 feet long are made of the finest of the Burma teak and are constructed on two levels.

The Museum is located in the Purani Haveli Palace (H.E.H. Nizam’s Museum). It houses a rare collection of several artifacts from the Nizam’s era. A recherche collection of perfumes used by the Nizam, the world’s largest natural pearl, his walk-in wardrobe, a collection of Qutb Shahi and Asaf Jahi coins, silver models of the Osmania University, the Soan River bridge, silverware, swords, letter scrolls and boxes, and gifts presented to the Nizam are on display at this Museum.

Speaking as the Chief Guest for the Founder’s Day of Mukarram Jah School, Mr. A. K Khan, I.P.S. (Retd.) Advisor to Telangana Government for Minority Affairs paid tribute to the Nizams and their secular, education-focused legacy in Hyderabad. He recalled how, when different design models were proposed for the construction of Osmania University, the Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, insisted on a university design devoid of religious symbols, emphasizing education’s secular nature. He praised the early establishments of  Hyderabad State for prioritizing education, . During that era, professors were highly respected, and Hyderabad contributed to medical advancements, including the use of chloroform and malaria research at the Sir Ronald Ross Institute. This highlighted the city’s glorious past, which is now fading, but its historical significance endures.

Guest of Honor Mr. A. Shyam Mohan, Chairman, of Forum for Democracy & Global Peace, Chairman, Emeritus Quality Circle Forum of India, and Past President of Hyderabad Management Association, were hosted by the Trustees of Mukarram Jah Trust for Education & Learning Mr. M. A. Faiz Khan and Mr. Faiz Bin Jung. The event was organized by the Secretary Mr. Andiappan Lt. Col. (Retd.), Principal Mrs. Rekha Wadha, Academic Advisor Mrs. Kausar Sayeed, and their team.

The Chief guest of the event Mr. A.K Khan, a student of history, shared the contribution of Nizams of Hyderabad to the field of education by establishing a quality secular university -Osmania University and schools with their recent contribution of Mukarram Jah School. He emphasized learning many languages as mentioned in NEP and advised students to follow 4 habits, first by inculcating the habit of writing, second by focusing on intrinsic values which he explained by comparing students with pencils with values like lead within to write their future, third advice was the importance of teachers as handlers of teachers and last advice to use the eraser by rubbing accepting and never shy away from starting over again in life.

 The Guest of Honor Mr. A. Shyam Mohan appreciated the school for maintaining educational excellence while preserving the culture and heritage of Hyderabad through the value system set up in the school. He quoted Gandhiji’s quote of education and explained how well this institution has proved it and set an example of education being the most powerful tool that can change the world.

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