Punjab University (PU) School of Communication Studies’ (SCS) Department of Public Relations & Advertising organized a seminar with the theme of ‘Philosophy of Maulana Rome and the Youth’ on the eve of ‘Rumi Day’ at its premises.

On this occasion, former PU VC Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, Chairperson Department of Journalism Prof Dr Bushra Hameed ur Rehman, Chairperson Department of PR & Advertising Prof Dr Abida Ashraf, Chairperson Department of Digital Media Prof Dr Sawera Shami, Chairperson Department of Persian Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) Prof Dr Syeda Faleha Zahra Kazmi, Associate Professor Dr Faiza Latif, faculty members and students were present.

In his address, Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar said that educational institutions are the best place for dialogue and we need to expose our youth to great personalities like Rumi. He said that the life of Rumi teaches us that connection with Allah is a permanent and spiritual condition. Dr Syeda Faleha Kazmi said that life is the name of continuous struggle and bravery without knowledge is meaningless.

Dr Bushra Hameedur Rahman said that Maulana Rumi always taught the oneness of Allah. She said that from the life of Rumi, we get a lesson that loving mankind is necessary to love Allah and the service of Allah’s creations should always be our first priority. Dr Abida Ashraf said that knowledge, love and ethics build spiritual existence and the recognition of self is the recognition of Allah.

Later, souvenirs were distributed among distinguished guests and certificates of appreciation were also distributed to the performing students.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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