CUK celebrates world book, copyright day at Green Campus

Central Library of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) celebrated “World Book and Copyright Day” at Green Campus of the varsity here on Tuesday.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir, inaugurated the exhibition of books and other manuscripts and asked the students to inculcate the habit of book reading. “Despite technological onslaught and advent of e-resources, books still have relevance during the contemporary times,” he said while congratulating the Central Library for organizing the event.

University librarian, Dr. Abdul Majid Baba also spoke on the occasion.


Meanwhile, The Department of Politics and Governance, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) organised a lecture on “Politics, Virtue and Conflict” by Dr. Nitasha Koul of the University of Westminster, London.

Introducing the speaker, Dr. Khalid Wasim Hassan, Coordinator of the Department, talked about the relevance of this theme in the contemporary political scenario of the world.

Dr. Nitasha said, “We need to think about the relation between politics and virtue on a broader level.” Citing examples, she pointed out as how right wing extremism is seen “virtuous” by some people. “The right wing groups all over the globe, believe their ideology is based on morality and act on the idea that they are defending something virtuous.”

Apart from students and faculty of the department, the lecture was attended by the students of other departments, University of Kashmir and Ganderbal Degree College.