Interaction with UMIKS (UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of Kashmir Studies ) students at Jamia Millia Islamia University

Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi, India - 12th January 2017

 13 January, 2017

Press Release by Jamia Millia Islamia Unviersity

UGC-Human Resource Development Center organized a Special Interaction Programme at the end of the 3rd Semester of M. A. Programme, “Kashmir and South Asia Studies” at the UGC-HRDC, Jamia Millia Islamia in collaboration with UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of Kashmir Studies, UMIKS, University of Kashmir and South Asia Foundation (SAF).

Prof Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor; JMI, Madame France Marquet, Principal Trustee, South Asia Foundation, Prof. Veena Sikri, Vice Chairperson South Asia Foundation & former Ambassador to Bangladesh; Dr. Syeda Saiyidain Hameed, Member South Asia Foundation & former Member, Planning Commission; Mr. Prabhakaran Menon, CEO, South Asia Foundation including several Jamia faculty members along with students graced the occasion and participated in the interaction programme.

On the occasion, Chief Guest Prof. Talat Ahmad presented a portrait of UNESCO Goodwill Madanjeet Singh to Madame France Marquet, Principal Trustee, SAF. In his address Prof. Talat Ahmad remarked that the vision and mission of the South Asia Foundation, is to promote Peace and Regional Cooperation among the South Asian Countries. While speaking on the personality of Goodwill Ambassador he said that Madanjeet Singh was believer of secularist philosophy and had great commitment towards building peaceful relations and atmosphere between the countries and this course is the best example in that direction.

Speaking on the occasion the Principal Trustee of the foundation Madame France emphasized that the students from Kashmir and other South Asian Countries would be the brand Ambassadors for peace. She added that the dream of UNESCO Goodwill  Madanjeet Singh was to see South Asia as peaceful and prosperous region and we all need to work together to make his dream come true. Prof. Anisur Rahman, Director, UGC-HRDC, JMI presented a portrait to the Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia. In memory of UNESCO Goodwill Madanjeet Singh, mementos were also given to all the dignitaries.

 Dr. Muslim Jan Course Coordinator UMIKS, University of Kashmir presented a detailed report of the 3rd Semester academic activities including special lectures by eminent scholars like Dr. Henrik Chetan Aspengren, Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Linnaeus University, Sweden on the topic Social Science and the Question of Modernity in South Asia and Dr. Syeda Afshana, Media Education and Research Center, University of Kashmir on the topic Gender and Conflict in South Asia. Good Governance and Human Development in South Asia by Dr. Niharika Tiwari and Role of Media in South Asia by Ms. Jyoti Malhotra, Freelance Journalist.

Prof. Anisur Rahman, Director, UGC-HRDC, in his welcome address also outlined activities of the forth coming Semester. In the end Vice Chancellor appreciated the efforts of Director UGC HRDC, Prof. Anisur Rehman and Coordinator UMIKS and also congratulated the whole team. The students were very happy and shared their experiences with the dignitaries. The Programme ended with the vote of thanks.

 Photo Gallery -Selected from JMI University

South Asia Foundation Scholars at Jamia Millia Islamia University, capturing after meeting held
South Asia Foundation & JMI Officials with UMIKS Students

Mme France Marquet Welcomed by SAF Scholar

Mme France Marquet, Madanjeet Singh Foundation, Trustee , welcomed by UMIKS Scholar

Dr. Anisur Rahman presenting Momento to Dr Syeda Hameed

Dr Anisur Rahman  presenting Momento to Dr Syeda Hameed, SAF-India, Vice Chairperson

 Dr. Anisur Rahman Presenting momento to Prof Veena Sikri, SAF-India Vice Chairperson

Dr. Muslim Jaan presenting Momento to Prof  Veena Sikri, SAF-India, Vice Chairperson

 Honouring Mme France Marquet SAF Trustee-Sunil Binjola
Dr.  Muslim Jaan honouring Mme France Marquet

 During Meeting at JMI


 South Asia Foundation- UMIKS & JMI -During Meeting
Mme France Marquet meets the Academic Staff

  Prof Talat Ahmed presenting Scatch of Amb Sing to Mme France

Prof Talat Ahmad presenting a Sketch of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh to Mme France Marquet, Principal Trustee, Madanjeet Singh Foundation