Srinagar- A two-day seminar on ‘Kashmir and Central Asia: Common Mystic Heritage’ started at the University of Kashmir on Tuesday.
The national-level seminar has been organised by the varsity’s Centre for Shaikh-ul-Aalam Studies (CSAS).
Dean Academic Affairs Prof Farooq A Masoodi presided as chief guest over the inaugural session, where Registrar Dr Nisar A Mir was a guest of honour.
In his presidential address, Prof Masoodi highlighted the significance of the study of cultural history in the New Education Policy (NEP). He appreciated CSAS for holding the seminar on an important theme.
In his special address, Dr Mir referred to the importance of belief (yaqeen) in the promotion of Sufi perspective. He said the university is committed to support all academic endeavors that help widen the ambit of knowledge and information.
Chairman CSAS Prof G N Khaki welcomed the guests and participants and provided a concise plan of the two-day event. He emphasised the significance of Central Asian mystics, Sufis, poets and scholars in shaping the history of India in general and Kashmir in particular, especially the pluralistic traditions of the region.
Among others, Prof Muhammad Yusuf Ganai, Dean Social Sciences KU and Prof Noor A Baba, former Dean Social Sciences KU were also present on the occasion.
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