Prof. Sajida Haider Vandal, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Faleeha Zahra Kazmi, Prof. Dr. Kanwal Khalid were invited as special guests for the event.
The University of Home Economics Lahore arranged a conference on the rich facets of Punjab, including, language, art, and civilization.
While addressing the students, Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Faleha Zahra Kazmi highlighted the region’s historical importance, pointing out that the universities in Europe are younger than the ancient civilizations of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro.
She emphasized the Muslim contribution to the concept of universities and discussed how Punjab’s civilization has continually absorbed influences from various regions.
Professor Kazmi underscored the enduring significance of education, language, and literature in Punjab. She explored historical assimilations, such as the Sikh community embracing the Persian language and culture, showcasing the dynamic cultural exchanges that have shaped the region.
Former NCA principal, Prof. Sajida Wandal, emphasized preserving Punjab’s cultural identity by keeping its arts and traditions vibrant. She delved into the artistic features that define Punjab’s heritage in a special address.
Adding to the discourse, Professor Dr. Kanwal Khalid highlighted Punjab’s historical role as a center of civilization and culture, emphasizing the pivotal role played by the Punjabi language in shaping the region’s identity over centuries.
Dr. Akhtar Sindhu, in his address, asserted that Punjab has consistently preserved its cultural identity throughout history. He urged a focus on educating the younger generation about the rich traditions of the region through educational institutions.
The event served as a platform for insightful discussions on Punjab’s diverse elements, fostering a deeper understanding of its cultural roots and historical significance.