Srinagar: The University of Kashmir celebrated annual day on the theme “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel” here on Friday.
The event was organised by Sheikh-ul- Alam boys hostels, the statement said.
The program was organized by boarders of the hostels in collaboration with university administration in which Vice Chancellor Prof. Talat Ahmad was Chief Guest, it reads.
Prof G.N Khaki, Controller of Examinations Prof. Farooq A. Mir, Dean Students Welfare Prof. Rais A.Qadri, Chief Proctor Prof. Naseer Iqbal, Joint Registrar Mrs Asmat Kawoosa, Warden Sheikh ul Alam Boys hostels Dr. Javaid A. Sheikh and all the wardens of boys and girls hostels graced the occasion.
During the celebration different cultural and literary activities were performed and exhibited by different participants of the hostel and boarders who had won prizes during the Seerat un- Nabi (SAW) Conference held earlier in the hostel and were awarded by the dignitaries present including Vice Chancellor.
The Vice Chancellor in his speech stressed the need to introduce different mechanisms for making the University of Kashmir one of the premier institutions of the country.
He also reiterated for the inter-disciplinarian and globalized perspective of knowledge production by the students. He deliberated upon making the University more progressive in research environment and stressed students on inculcating more rational critical approach towards the academic set-up while shedding the morass of negativity.