FAISALABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 17th August, 2016) : The department of humanities and linguistics of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad on Wednesday organized a seminar titled 'Syed Waris Shah' at the New Senate Hall of the varsity. UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan presided over the event, whereas Dr Asmatullah Zahid from Punjab University Lahore and Chairman Punjabi Department Govt Postgraduate College Samanabad Dr Ayub Khan and other notables spoke on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the UAF VC said that Punjab was blessed with the rich culture, norms and values that must be preserved and transferred to the next generation to maintain our identity across the globe. He said that every person must be capable of communicating in Punjabi and respect Punjabi poetry. He said that the University had established Waris Shah Chair to spread the message of saints with fragrance of folk culture.
He also announced establishing Waris Shah Building to work on the pearls of wisdom from the message of saints. He said that Punjabi was rich language and had the vast range of literature in it. He said that Heer Waris Shah was the best literature of Punjabi. He said that Punjabi language must be respected and made it essential part of life. Dr Asmatullah Zahid said that Heer Waris Shah was the encyclopedia of Punjabi language and culture. He showed his concern that Punjabi was in the stressed form today. The people are forgetting it and it was being vanished from environments. He said that Punjabi was about 5000 to 10000 year old.