Seminar held in Srinagar in connection with Martyrdom Week
Srinagar, May 18, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Anjuman-e-Nusrat-ul-Islam held a seminar ‘Role of religion in personality building’, today, at the auditorium of Islamia Higher School, Rajouri Kadal, Srinagar, in connection with the Martyrdom Week.
The All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq presided over the seminar while Chief Editor of daily Greater Kashmir, Fayyaz Ahmed Kaloo, was the chief guest on the occasion. A large number of ulema, intellectuals and journalists participate in the seminar.
The Martyrdom Week is being observed to pay tributes to prominent martyred liberation leaders, Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and the martyrs of Hawal on their martyrdom anniversaries. Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq was martyred by unidentified gunmen at his residence in Srinagar on 21st May 1990. 70 mourners were killed in Hawal area of the city when Indian troops fired upon the funeral procession of the martyred. On the same day, in 2002, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone, was shot dead by unknown assailants when he was returning from Eidgah after addressing a public gathering.
The students of renowned educational institutions expressed their views on the topic ‘Role of religion in personality building’ and the chief guest distributed awards and certificates among the position holders. Nasia Majeed of Islamia Higher Secondary School, Rajouri Kadal, secured first position while Zuha of Greenland Institute, Srinagar, and Aqsa of Islamia High School, Safakadal, got second and third positions respectively.
The APHC Chairman speaking on the occasion paid glowing tributes to Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq. He also highlighted the importance of media in the present era, adding that media plays an important role in projecting issues.
He congratulated the Chief Editor of Greater Kashmir, Fayyaz Ahmed Kaloo, on completion of 25 years of his newspaper. He said that in a short time of 25 year the newspapers highlighted the problems of the people of occupied Kashmir.
The APHC Chairman also thanked the Greater Kashmir Foundation for announcing the construction of a block in the Islamia Higher Secondary School.
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