KU hosts national seminar on Kashmiri culture
Need to package our culture in modern terminology: VC
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar Nov 10: “As tools, lexicon of language have changed under new global perspectives, trans-disciplinary fields are required to study properly the Kashmir cultural history,” the Kashmir University Vice-Chancellor Prof Riyaz Punjabi Tuesday while inaugurating a three-day national seminar on Aspects of Kashmir Culture: Change Continuity organized by Institute of Kashmir Studies.
Prof Punjabi said that “we have miserably failed to package our culture to younger generation in modern terminology”.
“That is why,” the VC said, “There is disconnect between them and us, and need is to present our younger generation with something which defines their personality.”
Prof Punjabi advocated the need for a trans-disciplinary approach to study Kashmiri language and literature and said this would help to put our language and literature nicely before our younger generation.
Saying that textbook knowledge wasn’t enough in modern day world, the VC said, there was a need to work among people to understand them.
Paying rich tributes to noted singer Ghulan Hassan Sofi, who breathed his last Monday, the VC termed him as one of the “prominent symbol of Kashmir culture”.
The VC described Kashmiri language as the “core component of the Kashmiri culture” and said it comprises of “our ethos traditions and values”.
In his address, noted poet and broadcaster, Farooq Nazki who was the chief guest on the occasion, felt the need for a dialogue and interaction amongst various cultures and said the dialogue is necessary for survival.
“The heritage City of Kashmir is being ruined by its own beneficiaries and we have spoiled the whole face of it, its historical monuments and open spaces,” he lamented.
In his address educationist Prof Mazoor Fazli said cultural ethos of the society of Kashmir from ancient times to the present was a “continuous struggle for change and continuity”.
In his address Prof Meem Hi Zaffar underlined the aims and objectives of Institute of Kashmir Studies Centre.
Prof Gulshan Majeed one of the organizers of the seminar presented a report of the institute.
A large number of intellectuals, scholars, university faculty and students attended the seminar.
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