One Day National Seminar at Kashmir University
One Day National Seminar on “Reshi- Sufi Traditions of Kashmir” organised by Markaz-i Noor, Centre for Shaikh-ul Aalam Studies, University of Kashmir, Srinagar was held on 22-10-2020 at the Gandhi Bhawan, University of Kashmir, Srinagar.
While presiding over the inaugural session of the seminar, Hon’ble Lt. Governor, Union Territory of J&K and Chancellor, University of Kashmir, Shri Manoj Sinha who was chief guest on the occasion said that there is a paramount scope for propagating and adhering to the legacy of Reshis and Sufis in the prevailing chaotic global and regional scenario. Shri Sinha stressed upon the need for revisiting the iconic role of Sufis and Reshis in cultural transformation of Kashmir at an important juncture of its history. Speaking on the occasion Shri. K.K Sharma IAS (Retd.) advisor to Hon’ble Lt. Governor who was guest of honour on the occasion said that the legacy of Sufis and Reshis is indispensable to the Kashmir heritage and culture and efforts need to be made to incorporate their teachings in the curriculum so that our younger generation is also connected to this glorious, spiritual and cultural heritage.
Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir Prof. Talat Ahmad in his presidential address unrevealed the role of Reshi-Sufi traditions in Kashmir and unravelled the reality that a serious disconnect is observed in the present generation towards the spiritual realities.
Prof. Baher Bashir highlighted the role of Shaikh-ul Aalam (RA) as Reshi and Sufi in promoting harmony and brotherhood in Kashmir and in his keynote address referred to the need for adherence of Reshis Sufi precepts in the contemporary scenario to understanding of Shaikh-ul-Aalam’s poems to make it accessible to young generation.
Dr. Nisar Ahmad Mir, Registrar, University of Kashmir presented vote of thanks on the occasion.
Earlier chairman Markaz-i-Noor, Prof. G.N Khaki in his introductory cum welcome address highlighted the importance of organising such academic events and welcomed the worthy participants, academics and scholars.
The seminar was attended by a galaxy of scholars, writers, poets, administrators, educationists and renowned personalities, with special reference to Prof. Mehraj-ud Din Hon’ble Vice – Chancellor, CUK, Prof. Rakesh Sahgal, Director NIT, Srinagar.