Srinagar, Nov 1 (UNI) People in Kashmir love Sanskrit language because it has played a distinet role in the past, the Kashmir University Vice Chancellor Prof Abdul Waheed Qureshi said.
Prof Qureshi apprecated the University department of Sanskrit for holding a seminar in collaboration with Indian Council of Philosophical research ministry of Human Resources and Development.
In his address he said, ''We love this language because it has played a distinct role in our past as there is lot of wisdom embedded in its rich literature''.
He said Kashmir has remained a cradle for a very rich culture and civilisation and it is our duty to safeguard the same.
The Vice Chancellor told the delegates these seminars, besides having academic contacts with the rest of the world, would also help to clear the misgivings about Kashmir to the people outside.
Anybody can come to Kashmir freely and exchange their ideas and thoughts with the scholars here, he said.
There were prolonged deliberations on similarities and differences between Schivism and Sufism, the two schools of thought in Kashmir.
The points raised in the papers were thoroughly discussed by the participants. There were some disagreements and heated arguments among the delegate.