On December 29,1987, Maulana Azad Education Campus, Aurangabad celebrated its Silver Jubilee. Mr. R . Venkataraman, President of India inaugurated the celebrations in the presence of the distinguish gathering, which included the Governor and the Chief Minister of Maharashtra , the Vice-Chancellor of Marathwada University, Hon. judges of the High court, Members of Parliament and the state Legislature, high officials, educationists, social workers and the leading citizens .
Speaking on the occasion the president said I am delighted to associate myself with the silver jubilee celebration of the Maulana Azad Education campus at Aurangabad. I would like to convey my sincere thanks to the Maulana Azad Education Society and its president. Dr. Rafiq Zakaria, for the opportunity afforded to me to participate in this program. I am aware of this useful work done by the society and its president, my good friend Dr. Rafiq Zakaria and it has long been my desire to visit it. But there is such a thing as a time for everything and I believe it was intended that I should have the privilege of visiting this society at the time when the nation is preparing to celebrate the centenary of the great son of India, whose name it bears. " Dr. Rafiq Zakaria,for the opportunity offered to me to
participate in this program. I am aware of this useful work done by the society and its president, my good friend Dr. Rafiq Zakaria