Scholars present 150 papers
3-day international seminar concludes at KU
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, May 13 : The three-day international seminar on ‘Impact of Peace, Conflict and Disturbances on Economic Development processes’ organised by department of Economics, Kashmir University in collaboration with Indian Economic Association (IEA) concluded at Ghandi Bhawan today.
In his address Ghulam Hassan Mir, minister for agriculture, who was the chief guest at the valedictory function, said: “There is a gap between intellectuals and politicians in our society which needs to be bridged for the welfare of people.”
Mir said that as a civilized society “we need to work together and create a meeting point where intellectuals theoretical view points are put to practice by the politicians.”
Maintaining that conflict management has assumed a strong political significance in the given scenario, Mir said that economic development and recovery are to be pursued to attain peace.
Mir said a socially and ecologically sustainable market economy can only help for reduce disparities and social tensions which he said are the root cause of conflicts.
Presiding over the valedictory function of the 3-day international seminar, Vice Chancellor KU, Prof Talat expressed happiness the way delegates from world over discussed the crucial theme during these days .
“The conference is being held on a right time,” the VC said and urged the delegates to be the ambassadors for Kashmir and spread the message around how peaceful Kashmir is.
Reiterating his commitment of taking the Kashmir university to ever new heights of excellence, the VC hoped that KU becomes a part of the overall economic development in the region.
Prof Talat said: “In the conference recommendations from the experts would be forwarded to both the state and central government authorities for their perusal.”
Earlier in his speech head of the department of Economics University of Kashmir and organising secretary of the Seminar Prof GM Bhat said scholars and experts from academic institutions, industry and other organizations contributed 150 research papers on different themes.
The themes included temporal links between Conflict and Economic Activity, Socioeconomic Impact of Conflict on Regional Economies, displacement and dislocation under the Shadow of Conflict, Political Economy, Governance, and Conflict, Post-conflict Peace-building and Development Expectations, conflict, Natural Resource Endowment, and Environmental Stress, trade as Conflict Mitigating strategy.
He said the technical sessions were held in three auditoriums simultaneously and 18 chairpersons chaired the sessions.
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