Srinagar: A One Day Seerat Seminar on “Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as an Eternal Messenger of Peace”was held at GDC Sogam on 18th October 2022. The event was (jointly) organized by the Faculty of Languages (English, Urdu, and Kashmiri) and Department of Islamic Studies in collaboration with the Debates & Seminar Committee (D&SC) of the college.
On the occasion, Dr Shamim Ahmad Dar (worthy Principal, GDC Sogam), the patron of the event, delivered the Welcome Address. Dr Tauseef Ahmad (Asstt. Prof., Islamic Studies; Convener, D&SC) presented the ‘Seminar Introduction’, in which he mentioned that “the main objective of this Seminar is to highlight the real essence of the message brought by the noble Prophet (SAW) for the salvation of humankind so that to connect them to their Creator through peaceful means and methods”. Prof. Sajad Ahmad (HoD, English; Co-Convener, D&SC) and Ms Shayista Shaban (B.Sc. 6th semester) jointly moderated the event. Prof. Sajad also highlighted the significance and context of the topic.
Three Resource Persons—namely Prof. Abdul Hamid Shah (Asstt. Prof., Arabic, GDC Kupwara) and Prof. Ishfaq Hussain (Asst. Prof., English) and Prof. Farooq Ahmad Shah (Sr. Asstt. Prof., Education) from GDC Sogam—spoke on the different dimensions of the seminar theme. Prof. Abdul Hamid mentioned that “Prophet (pbuh) is the role model for us all”. Prof. Ishfaq spoke at length on the topic “Prophet Muhammad (SAW): A Beacon of Hope, Love and Peace”. Prof. Farooq highlighted that the Prophet (SAW) made every effort to establish peace, both at individual and collective level”.
In the Seminar, six students of the college also presented their speeches on the theme, both in English and Urdu: Mr Peer Jaffar Akbar, Irfan Bashir Bhat, Danish Bashir, Humaira Majeed, Bisma Jan and Rehana Imtiyaz. Among these, Jaffar was declared as the Best Speaker’.
At the end of the event, certificates of participation-cum-appreciation and mementos were distributed among the speakers and resource persons. Besides the participants, the event was attended by around two hundred (200) students (including NSS volunteers) and all the faculty members.