Preserve Kashmiri culture for generation next: Prof Talat
Workshop on ‘mystic thought’ of Kashmir ends
Srinagar, Aug 13: Kashmir University vice-chancellor, Prof Talat Ahmad on Saturday underscored the need for preservation of rich Kashmiri culture for posterity.
Addressing the gathering on the concluding day of the two week long workshop on ‘mystic thought’ of Kashmir organized by Institute of Kashmir Studies (IKS), Kashmir University here, Prof Talat Ahmad who is also the director of IKS underlined the need for “learning to live in co-existence” in today’s world.
“Not only do we need to learn to co-exist, but we need to be one with nature as a whole,” VC said and made an emotional appeal to preserve nature at all costs.
VC was all praise for the organizers the way they helped workshop participants to get connected with their glorious past and understand their self through the teachings of great Sufis who had inhabited this land. VC assured all the support to IKS to hold such seminars and workshops in future. He also gave away certificates to workshop participants.
Research professor IKS and workshop coordinator Dr M H Zafar, said the objective behind holding this 13-day workshop was to acquaint participants with the rich spiritual tradition that their ancestors had bequeathed for them.
Prof Zafar said “only mysticism transcends all dualities.” The aim of the workshop Prof Zafar said was to help the participants to come out of the realms of ignorance and darkness and attain the knowledge of light oneness that is beyond language.
Registrar Kashmir University Prof Syed Fayaz was the guest of honor at the event.
Islamic Scholar Prof Syed Habib, Former director Centre of Centre Asian studies Prof Gulshan Majeed, Nasir Mirza faculty MERC, Farooq Nazki, Prof Muhammad Ashraf and Prof Noor Ahmad Baba spoke about their impressions on the workshop.
About 50 lectures on various aspects of the theme mystic thought of Kashmir were delivered during the two weeks which had participation from many South Asian countries including Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Governor and chancellor University of Kashmir, N N Vohra will be interacting with the workshop participants at an Iftaar party hosted by Vice-chancellors secretariat at Gandhi Bhawan KU campus.
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