KARACHI: Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU), has said that travelling is a main source of learning in a life.“Students must move to historical, archaeological and cultural places of Sindh and other provinces of the country, from where they can understand true history, culture and civilization of their own land,” he said while speaking as a chief guest at a program organized by Media Studies Department of SMIU here on Thursday at Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Auditorium of the SMIU, where students of university’s different departments presented their documentaries and gave presentations on historical sites of Sindh -. Bhambhore, Makli, Shah Jehan Mosque and Thatta, which they had visited recently.
SMIU Vice Chancellor said that objects of beauty are spread all over Sindh and other parts of the country; therefore, students must visit all these areas of the country, and meet their own people. Dr Shaikh said that saints of Sindh, including Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, had travelled to almost all parts of present day Pakistan and neighbouring countries, including India and Afghanistan, and he preached love and tranquillity in his immortal poetry.
He said when a person meets common man and knows his/her difficulties and sorrows; he becomes true and humble human being.
SMIU Vice Chancellor SMIU further said that travelling reduces division prevailing among people on ethnicity and linguistic basis. He said that SMIU is organizing a three-day National Media Conference on 3, 4 and 5 February 2014 in which scholars from Pakistan, Russia and Turkey will participate. He said that these documentaries prepared by students of SMIU different departments would be presented in the national seminar.
Dr Shaikh appreciated all documentaries and presentations presented by SMIU students..
He also distributed cash prizes among the students who participated in a seminar organized by Department of Business Administration of SMIU some days ago.