Markaz-e-Noor hosts function
Srinagar, June 11: Glowing tributes were Saturday paid to Kashmiri saint Hazrat Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Wali (RA) during a function held at Kashmir University.
Speaking at the function organized in the memory of the saint by the Markaz-e-Noor Sheikh-ul-Alam chair, Finance Minister said: “The onus lies on the Markaz-i-Noor to conduct an extensive research on the life and teachings of this popular Kashmiri saint to make people aware about this valuable treasure of knowledge.”
He assured the chair of every possible support from the government in this connection.
“On the occasion, Rather unveiled wall hangings with inscription of Sheikh Shruks and released the news letter Noor and a journal Alamdar published by Sheikh-ul-Alam chair,” an official handout said.
Minister for Higher Education Abdul Gani Malik while addressing the function said that the objective of Higher Education “is not only to make the students learn and study various subjects but to create knowledge.”
He said that state government is “determined to strive for raising the moral standards of students through their academics as well as the teachings of great religious personalities, like Sheikh-ul-Alam Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Wali (RA).”
Malik said that the government will leave no stone unturned in providing all possible support to Sheikh-ul-Alam Chair of Kashmir University in implementing of its programmes and policies.
Chairman of the Markaz-e-Noor, Sheikh-ul-Alam chair Dr Bashar Basir in his welcome address said that the Chair has been recognized as a “Research centre from the current year and the centre has been authorized to carry out Ph.D and M.Phil programes in Kashmiri, Persian, Sanskrit,Urdu, Linguistics, History, Sociology and Islamic studies.”
The KU VC Prof Talat also threw light on the life of the famed saint.
Prominent critic and writer, Mohammad Yousuf Taing presented a paper highlighting various aspects of the life of Sheikh (R.A).
The function was attended by a large number of academic intelligentsia, scholars, writers, poets, students and media persons.
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