Educationists from the country and abroad stressed a need for promoting brotherhood, patience and tolerance in line with the Quran and Sunnah so as to create a peaceful society.

A seminar was held on ‘Humanistic Education in 21st Century’. It was arranged by Department of Social Sciences and Humanities of UAF in collaboration with Office of Research Innovation and Commercialisation.

University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said that humanistic education and character building as per injections of Islam are prerequisite for overcoming the national crises. He said, “We are weak in humanities than in research and education.” He stressed a need for developing moral and social obligation in the youth as they are builders of the nation. He said that Islam gives us complete guidelines in the every sphere of the life. He urged the nation to apply the teachings of Islam so as to emerge as an ideal state in the world. He asked the participants to put a focus on their duties.

Scientist Dr Raja Masood Ashraf who serves in US University of Taxes said that Muslims have the great philosopher, scholars and thinkers who transformed the society in line with the injections of Quran and Sunnah. He said, “If we practice only 10 percent of Islam, we can bring about great change. Humanities and arts departments of US Universities are the largest departments enrolling a huge number of students and they are earning a lion’s share of the resources. Humanistic education enables the people to become more critical and companionate and gives them reason to think for others and help them out.”

Faculty of Sciences Dean Dr Muhammad Javed said that Pakistan is blessed with talented youth. “If we focus on characters building, verily we will become a developed nation,” he said. ORIC Director Asif Ali said that humanistic education is the most important. He also urged the participants to spend their lives according to the golden pearls of Islam.