24 July, Srinagar: The presentation, titled “Kashmir & Socio-Religious Harmony,” was hosted by the School of Law at the University of Kashmir in an effort to encourage young people to adopt strong moral and ethical principles and to combat many societal ills, most notably drug usage.
Prof. Nilofer Khan, Vice Chancellor of the University of Kashmir, said in her presentation that the young of Kashmir are accountable for maintaining the integrity of Kashmiri culture and values. She said that the event provided a window of opportunity for students to learn about and appreciate Kashmiri culture and history, particularly its emphasis on social ideals and religious tolerance.
“Our youth are everywhere thanks to their hardwork and high moral standards, but they have a great duty towards nation-building,” she remarked.
“We need to train our students and orient them towards better and constructive areas,” she added, praising the student speakers who had discussed a range of topics that promoted social peace and religious tolerance.
Major General PBS Lamba, General Officer Commanding, 31 HQ Sub-Area, stated in his special speech that the youth of Kashmir, a region recognised for its hospitality, unity, and fraternity, must rediscover their heritage if the region is to achieve social peace and harmony.
He urged the public to “look up to the university and nothing better that the youth here will shape and define the future of the country.”
He said that the religious and secular peace in Kashmir runs deep in the hearts of the people there.