Srinagar: Kashmir University’s Shah-I-Hamadan Institute of Islamic Studies (SHIIS) organised Prof Mushir-ul-Haq Memorial Lecture.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad presided over the online lecture and threw light on the significance and relevance of memorial lectures in the present times.
“It is good to see such lectures being organised to remember and recall the contributions of our predecessors who have worked tirelessly to spread the light of education in Jammu and Kashmir,” Prof Talat said, assuring his full support to exploring the possibility of establishing Late Mushir-ul-Haq Chair in the varsity.
Prof Mushir-ul-Haq was Vice-Chancellor University of Kashmir from 1987 to 1990.
Prof Talat said such lectures encourage young students and scholars to draw inspiration from personalities who have strived all their lives to the cause of education and emancipation of people.
Prof Akhtar-ul-Wasey, Padma Shri and President Maulana Azad University Jodhpur, delivered the Memorial Lecture, recalling his early association with late Prof Mushir-ul-Haq. Prof Wasey focused on Prof Haq’s conviction and concern for the education of students in the country, especially Jammu and Kashmir where he served as the Vice-Chancellor of Kashmir University.
Prof Wasey hailed SHIIS for organising the memorial lecture to throw light on life and contributions of Prof Mushir-ul-Haq.
Dean of Academic Affairs at KU Prof Shabir Ahmad Bhat, who was a guest of honour, described late Prof Mushir-ul-Haq as an outstanding social scientist and an administrator par excellence. He also recalled Prof Haq’s contributions to the promotion of education in J&K in general and the University of Kashmir in particular.
Head SHIIS Prof Manzoor Ahmad Bhat welcomed the dignitaries and other participants and formally introduced the theme of the special lecture.
Paying rich tributes to Prof Mushir-ul-Haq and referring to his vast contributions, Prof Bhat made special reference to Prof Haq’s endeavors in establishing Shah-i-Hamadan Institute of Islamic Studies way back in 1988.
Dr. Hafiz Shahnawaz Ahmad Shah, Assistant Professor Department of Persian, recited a few verses of the Holy Qur’an at the beginning of the inaugural session. Dr Nasir Nabi, Assistant Professor SHIIS delivered a vote of thanks while Dr. Burhan Rashid, faculty at SHIIS, moderated the technical session.
The lecture, among others, was attended by a galaxy of scholars from different educational institutions from within and outside the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, including the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Turkey.