Srinagar, Sept 24: Governor Satya Pal Malik addressed the Convocation of the National Institute of Technology Srinagar held at the SKICC here Monday. Professor Ved Prakash, former Chairman UGC, was the Guest of Honour.
Governor presented 47 Gold Medals to M.Tech, MSc and B.Tech toppers for the year 2016, 2017 and 2018. 49 Ph. D; 2 M.Phil, 291 M.Tech., 9 MSc., 1,575 B.Tech degrees were awarded during the Convocation.
Governor, in his Address, wished a very bright future to all alumni who received degrees and medals at the Convocation. He complimented the Director and all his colleagues, staff and the students for the good work which is being done in the NIT and observed that in spite of facing varied challenges, the Institute stood by its commitment of academic excellence.
Emphasising the crucial importance of education, Governor observed that progress of any society depends on the value it attaches to strengthening and safeguarding its institutions of knowledge. He remarked that societies which progressed, have in most difficult times too, shown resolute commitment towards safeguarding their educational institutions. Calling for unwavering attention to studies, Governor noted that it is the most valuable tool for capacity building, achieving distinction and contributing towards society.
Describing educated youth as the most valuable asset of any country, Governor observed that the policy makers need to provide ample opportunities and platforms to youth so that their abilities can be gainfully used in the best possible interests of the nation and for the progress of humanity.
Governor observed that the passing out students now have the responsibility to work for the growth and development of the society and they should discharge this obligation by setting examples in their professional work and personal lives. He advised the passing out students to never compromise on integrity while discharging their duties.
Earlier, Prof. Rakesh Sehgal, Director NIT, presented the Director’s Address and highlighted the achievements of the NIT.
Present on the occasion were Sh. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Advisor to Governor; Vice Chancellors of various Universities; members of the Faculty; students; parents of the students and many distinguished guests.
No one can stop AIP now: Rasheed
Srinagar, May 23: Awami Itihaad Party (AIP) President and Party’s candidate for Baramulla Parliamentary constituency Er Rasheed has said that results are much encouraging for AIP and no one on earth can stop the party from becoming alternative to NC, PDP and other regional parties.
In a statement issued today, Rasheed said that the spirit of democracy needs to be respected and all those who have won the elections deserve congratulations. However, AIP has proved all political analysis wrong and has shown excellent performance by improving its performance beyond imagination. Those who used to accuse AIP of dividing votes should realize that party was not there to divide votes but to give a befitting fight despite all compulsions and the results have proved all those forces wrong who claimed to be lone warriors of Kashmiris.
Rasheed while thanking AIP cadres said that party is thankful to every single voter and party colleagues who voted and worked for an ideology and have laid a strong foundation stone for the future. AIP promises to follow its pro-people agenda with consistency and sincerity. One should not forget that AIP decided at the eleventh hour to contest the elections and without a proper cadre the party volunteers succeeded in sending a deep message to the masses that AIP has the potential to replace those who have given Kashmiris nothing except disappointments and false promises.
Rasheed reiterated his appeal to sincere political workers to join AIP and become part of a change which will not only ensure leadership that represents sentiments, sacrifices and aspiration of masses but will also give them best and corruption-free governance.
Moulvi Yousuf Shah (RA) put in all-out efforts to highlight Kashmir issue globally: Mirwaiz
Srinagar, May 23: The 52nd death anniversary of Mahajar-e-Millat Mirwaiz Moulvi Yousuf Shah (RA) was observed on both sides of the divide in Kashmir with full respect and honor.
Paying rich tributes to the martyrs of battle of Badr and to highlight the role and great contribution of Muhajir-e-Milat (RA) on social, moral, educational and religious and political front, Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Umar Farooq while addressing the gathering at the historic Aali Masjid at Eidgah here, shed light on the life and religious political contribution of late Mirwaiz.
While paying rich tributes to him for his commitment to the people’s political movement as a pioneer in creating awareness among them regarding their political rights for which he was exiled, Mirwaiz paid homage to the great leader for his great contribution in the spread of religious teachings and social justice among the people of the state. He said that Mujahir-e-Milat put in all-out efforts during his lifetime to highlight the Kashmir issue globally and to pitch for Kashmiri’s.
Mirwaiz said that the translation and commentary of holy Quran in Kashmiri language by the late Mirwaiz helped put Kashmir on the global Islamic map and earned him great respect in Islamic world.
Mirwaiz also paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the battle of Badr stating that the great companions of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) despite being less in number fought against the enemy to keep the Islamic flag high and that their priceless sacrifices will always be remembered till the day of judgment.
Those who spoke on the occasion include Professor Abdul Gani Bhat, Moulana Masroor Abbas Ansari, Moulana Showkat Hussain Keng, Moulana Khursheed Ahmed Qanoongo, and Moulana Syedur Rehman Shams. The speakers paid rich tributes to Mujahir-e-Milat and vowed to take his mission to its logical conclusion.
Ganai interacts with KCCI delegation, others
Srinagar, May 23: As part of the weekly outreach programme, Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai Thursday interacted with a number of delegations and individuals at J&K Governor’s Grievance Cell at Church Lane, Sonawar in Srinagar.
More than 22 delegations and scores of individuals from various parts of the Valley projected a number of issues on the occasion and sought their immediate redressal.
The delegations which met the Advisor during the day-long interaction include Amarnath Yatra Baltal Traders, delegation of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry, College Contractual Teachers, General line Teachers Forum and Academic Arrangement Teachers besides delegations from Umar Colony Lal Bazar, Nowgam Anantnag and Pahoo Pulwama among others.
The Advisor gave a patient hearing to the deputations and individuals and said that all the genuine issues put forth during the public hearing will be looked into.