Ganderbal: Department of Politics and Governance in collaboration with the Department of Students Welfare (DSW) Monday organised a lecture by Professor of Political Science, University of Kashmir, Prof. Gul Muhammad Wani, to commemorate the National Unity Day.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Gul Muhammad Wani hailed the immense contribution of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, for integrating the princely States with the union of India. The speaker talked about the significance of National Unity Day and the concept of national unity. He described India as a diverse and plural country and said the day reminds about the Nation Building Project, which was started 75 years ago. While invoking the preamble to the Constitution of India and the values enshrined in it, Prof. Wani said that the Nation building Project has to be in sync with the values of secularism, liberty and equality.
Addressing the gathering, Finance Officer and Dean DSW, Dr. Mehraj ud Din Shah said, described Sardar Patel as a tallest leader who played a significant role in controlling the riots post partition. He said the objective of celebrating the day is to work for nation building so that the country could become one of the leading powers in the world.
Dr. Himabindu M, who conducted the programme proceedings gave details about the life and political career of Sardar Patel. Asst Prof. Dr. Muzaffar Ahmad Ganaie proposed the vote of thanks.