Addresses function to commemorate Birthday of Swami Vivekananda
Srinagar, Jan 12: Paying glowing tributes to former Chief Minister, Mr. Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, who breathed his last at AIIMS, New Delhi on January 7, 2016, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir today said that Mr. Mufti Muhammad Sayeed played a commendable and pivotal role in the ongoing establishment and development of the varsity campus in Ganderbal.
“Mr. Mufti Muhammad Sayeed took personal interest in the ongoing campus construction at Ganderbal and had been keenly monitoring the academic and administrative affairs of the University. His demise is a great loss to the Central University of Kashmir,” Prof. Mehraj ud Din adding that the void created by the death of the astute leader could not be filled.
Prof. Mehraj ud Din made these remarks while addressing the faculty members, students and other office bearers during a function organised by the CUK’s Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) in collaboration with the Department of Politics and Governance to commemorate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.
Dean School of Education, Prof. N A Nadeem, Coordinator Department of Politics and Governance, Prof. N A Baba and I/c Registrar/Controller of Examinations, Dr. Nazir Ahmad Gilkar, were among others present during the event organised at Nowgam-I academic block of the varsity.
Prof. Mehraj ud Din expressed hope that the new government, after its formation, would realize the dream of Mr. Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, vis-à-vis development of the Central University of Kashmir, and making it an educational institution par excellence. All the participants later prayed for peace to the departed soul and expressed sympathies with the bereaved.
Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir said that Swami Vivekananda worked for the humanity irrespective of caste, creed and religion. “Swami Vivekananda had lots of patience, tolerance and courage, which needs to be inculcated among the present generation,” he said. He said that Swami Vivekananda spoke about equality of mankind and religions. CUK VC said that Swami Vivekananda at that time was extremely critical of the higher education system in India as according to him it had lost its strength so far as values were concerned.
Dean School of Education, Prof. N A Nadeem and Coordinator, Department of Politics and Governance, Prof. N A Baba while speaking on the occasion said that Swami Vivekananda believed that the greatest religion is to serve the mankind. They said that Swami Vivekananda was inspired by the thoughts of Rama Krinsha Parmahansa.
I/c Registrar/Controller of Examinations, Dr. Nazir Ahmad Gilkar while addressing the gathering highlighted the contribution of the Swami Vivekananda.
Earlier, Assistant Professors, Dr. Muhammad Sayid Bhat of the Department of Education and Mr. Bilal Ahmad Ganaie, of the department of Politics and Governance, gave a detailed presentation highlighting the life and contributions of Swami Vivekananda.