It is the need of the hour to link up our youth with rich literature as no nation can be worthy of its existence which does not give weight-age to its culture, said University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ashraf.
He was addressing the launch ceremony of the new edition of Kisht-e-Nau, a student magazine of the UAF. He said that in the modern era, the habit of book reading has declined in the youth and we have to make collective efforts to revive it. The VC said that university was making all possible measures to promote the habit of book reading among the youth. He also noted that literature plays a vital role in the development of an individual.
Dr Muhammad Ashraf called for promoting the teachings of Saints and Sufis based on their love for the humanity, strengthening the relations with Almighty and ending prejudice from the society that will move the country towards development and prosperity. VC UAF urged the youth to devote their lives for the progress and prosperity of the country as per the injunctions of Islam. He said that in 1940 at Minto Park Lahore, Muslims had presented a resolution to advance as a separate entity. He added that” our elders articulated the true picture of freedom and liberty”. VC Dr Muhammad Ashraf said the country was achieved after tremendous struggle and sacrifices under unprecedented freedom movement led by Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal.
Kisht-e-Nau Convener Dr Shahzad Basra said that character building forums are essential to polish the leadership qualities in the youth. He added that Kisht-e-Nau had produced renowned writers, poets and speakers. Dr Waheed Ahmad said that during his life as a medical student he had contributed in Kisht-e-Nau. Hammad Niazi, Faisal Hashmi, Dr Waheed Ahmad, Zulfiqar Adil and others notables also spoke on the occasion.