Chitral, Pakistan - February 5, 2024 - The University of Chitral commemorated Kashmir Day today with a series of events organized by the Events Organizing Committee to express unwavering support and solidarity with the Kashmiri people.In a display of unity and empathy, various departments of the University actively participated in the fullday activities, which included an array of events to raise awareness and understanding about the longstanding issue in the Kashmir region.The centerpiece of the commemoration was an Essay Writing Competition, where students showcased their analytical skills and knowledge on the Kashmir conflict, reflecting on its historical context and implications for regional stability and peace. The competition served as a platform for fostering critical thinking and dialogue among the participants.Furthermore, Debates were held, providing a forum for students to engage in lively discussions and articulate diverse perspectives on the Kashmir issue. Participants explored the conflict's complexities through reasoned discourse, contributing to a deeper understanding of its multifaceted nature.As a poignant symbol of solidarity, a one-minute silence was observed to honor the sacrifices made by the Kashmiri people in their struggle for self-determination and freedom from oppression. This solemn moment underscored the University's commitment to standing with Kashmiris in pursuing justice and human rights.Additionally, a Walk was organized, symbolizing a collective journey towards peace and reconciliation in the region. Participants marched in unity, carrying banners and placards of solidarity and support for the Kashmiri cause, reaffirming the University's dedication to advocating for a peaceful resolution.In keeping with the University's commitment to inclusivity and diversity, the events were conducted in both English and Urdu, ensuring that all academic community members could actively participate and contribute to the commemoration of Kashmir Day.The University of Chitral remains steadfast in its support for the Kashmiri people. It reiterates its call for a peaceful and just resolution to the Kashmir conflict in accordance with the principles of international law and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.On Kashmir Day, Professor Dr. Zahir Shah, the esteemed Vice Chancellor of the University of Chitral, conveyed his heartfelt sentiments of solidarity and empathy for the Kashmiri people. Recognizing the significance of the occasion, Dr. Shah emphasized the University's unwavering support for the Kashmiri cause and its commitment to advocating for the rights and aspirations of the Kashmiri people. He underscored the importance of commemorating Kashmir Day as a solemn reminder of the ongoing struggles faced by the Kashmiri population and reiterated the University's steadfast dedication to standing with them in their pursuit of justice, peace, and self-determination.