Srinagar, Dec 17: Kashmir has been a spiritual clearing house, this was stated by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit while inaugurating an exhibition of rare photographs titled ‘Kashmir, the Crown of India’ and release of the students’ awareness Book ‘Incredible Kashmir’.
Speaking on the occasion, he is quoted to have said that right from ancient times, Kashmir has been a spiritual clearing house, a laboratory to nourish and shape new thoughts and a place where scholars used to converse and analyse to develop the thinking process, language, logic, aesthetics, religions, philosophies, music, dance etc.
“Scholars and spiritual leaders from Kashmir used to journey from Kashmir to various parts of India and Central Asia, like China, Russia, Tibet and Afghanistan and exchange ideas,” he said and added that Kashmir was thus a great seat of learning and higher education in the past, he added.
“Students from various parts of India, studied at the university attached to SharadaPeeth in Kashmir valley. According to several Tibetian and Chinese chronicles, thousands of pilgrims and scholars used to visit Kashmir for higher learning’’, the Governor said.
The governor said the government has been taking a number of steps to support and work for the economic upliftment of the people of Kashmir.