Precious Kashmir News
Ganderbal, Nov 12: School of Education (SoE), Central University of Kashmir (CUK) celebrated National Education Day at varsity’s Green campus here.
Addressing the participants, Vice Chancellor Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir highlighted the contributions of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad towards education in general and higher education in particular. He said the foundation of the present education system was laid by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, adding, the Maulana tailored the education to the needs of Indian people as the education had suffered badly under British rule. He said that the reason Maulana Azad is celebrated today is that his contribution towards the revival of the education system is immense.
During the first session, Prof. S Irfan Habib, former Maulana Azad Chair, NIEPA in his keynote address on the theme “Maulana Azad in the Definitive Decade of 1950’s”, stressed upon the egalitarian Islamic principle which is based on the equality and intrinsic dignity of all human beings. He said every child has a right to education for developing his/her faculties and stressed that the objective cannot be realized unless we come out of narrow mindedness which has been the hindrance. He also emphasized education for women, provision of universal basic education, adult education, social education, education opportunities for all. Prof. Habib emphasized that if any citizen is left behind in education for that the society needs to be blamed and not the individual. Prof. Habib added that Maulana highly recommended the role of culture, art and music and thus believed that education has to train our faculties towards the appreciation of beauty and it was evident when he established various academies related to art and culture in India.
Dean, School of Education Dr. Syed Zahoor Geelani welcomed the guests in both sessions while Arokia Mary and Dr. Gawher conducted proceedings.