promulgate an ordinance for world Muslim university, JAH to Governor

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Srinagar, May 31 (UNI) Welcoming the setting up of Shardapeeth University, the Jamiat-e-Ahli Hadis (JeAH), Jammu and Kashmir, has urged Governor Lt General (Retd) S K Sinha to promulgate an ordinance for opening of Trans World Muslim University (TWMU) in the Kashmir valley.

A high level delegation of the JeAH led by its president, Moulana Showkat Ahmed Shah called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan this morning and briefed him about the proposed university.

They sought his intervention in expediting the process of setting up of TWM University in Kashmir by way of promulgating an ordinance.

The Jamait Secretary General, Abdul Rehman said the proposed University would be of great public importance, interest and good for the humanity irrespective of creed and community.

He said the University proposes to start faculties like Law, Architecture, Business Management and Islamic Shariah.

He complimented the Governor for giving new impetus to technical education in the state and welcomed the setting up of Shardapeeth University in the Valley.

''More the candles, more the light', he said and referred to the report of Knowledge Commission that has underscored the need for more varsities as the country is still short of 1500 Universities.

About the proposed TWMU Mr Rehman informed General Sinha that the bill in this regard has been drafted after examining the models of Banaras Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University and even Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University.

The Governor appreciated private public partnership in augmenting higher and technical education and said he will take up this issue with Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.

He said the focus of education has now shifted to technical and job-oriented courses keeping in view the global scenario.

''Both, Shardapeeth University and TWMU are dear to me'', General Sinha said adding that after their formation there can be healthy interaction between these two Universities which was imperative for wider exposure of students.

He expressed happiness over inclusion of philosophy and culture in the curriculum saying that there is great need for also imparting value based education to youth so that they feel their feet in their roots.

The Governor also appreciated the philanthropic and noble cause of JeAH in providing healthcare to the needy on 'no profit no loss' basis and said service of mankind is service to God.

The office bearers of the Jamiat presented a copy of Holy Quran with commentary in Kashmiri and other religious books to the Governor.

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