Srinagar: Justice (Retd) Bashir Ahmad Kirmani on Thursday delivered an extension lecture in the Department of Politics and Governance, Central University of Kashmir (CUK).
According to an official handout issued here, the theme of the lecture was ‘Challenges to Kashmiri Society: Social, Political and Environmental’.
The varsity’s Vice-Chancellor Prof Mehraj ud Din Mir, Dean School of Education Prof N A Nadeem, and Dean School of Social Sciences Prof G M Bhat were also present on the occasion, it said.
“He spoke extensively about various challenges that the Kashmiri society is confronted with. He began by referring to the global environmental challenges born out of human greed, and related them to the issues and concerns in Jammu and Kashmir.
“He spoke about the institutional erosion and fragmentation of the social fabric that Kashmiri society has undergone during the recent decades,” it said.
Justice (Retd) Kirmani, it said, spoke of “the need for having a balance in various aspects of life in order to develop social cohesion around the values of compassion and concern and to reinforce social relationships”.
Prof Mehraj-ud-Din Mir, as per the handout, appreciated the social message implicit in the lecture, and “empathised with the young generation, which, as a result of the social erosion, is pushed to alienation in the society”.
Appreciating the initiative, he asked the department to organise more lectures in future, it said.
In his address, Prof G M Bhat highlighted several issues related to the theme of the lecture.
Coordinator for the Department of Politics and Governance, Prof N A Baba presented the vote of thanks.
Assistant Professor, Bilal Ahmad Ganai conducted the proceedings.