AWKUM Timergara Campus in collaboration with “Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS)” organized Two-Days Youth Capacity Building Workshops in the main auditorium on May 11-12, 2018. The workshop was participated by the students of Abdul Wali Khan University, Timergara Campus; University of Swat; University of Malakand; Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal; and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Wari Campus.
The purpose of the workshop was to address the radicalization challenges, extremist ideologies and foster social cohesion through a discourse anchored in the core constitutional values which are fundamentally essential prerequisites for social peace and harmony. The aim was to cultivate and sensitize the youth - in the universities across KP and FATA - in the core values in the Pakistani constitution and our social contract. It’s an attempt to highlight the criticality of abiding by these ideals – such as adherence to rule of law, primacy and sanctity of constitution, equal citizenry, responsible citizenship, respect for fundamental human rights, tolerance for diversity and different opinions, inclusive democracy and good governance - as a measure of fostering social cohesion and peaceful co-existence.
Guest speakers shared their experiences and visions with the participants and stressed on active participation of the students in each spare of life. Mr. Muzafar Said, Former Finance Minister, KPK, said that, no one can strengthen democracy in the country unless he promotes democratic practices within families as well as political parties. Democracy means tolerance and a positive attitude. It also means indiscriminate accountability; an accountable, transparent and responsible government including accountability of the elected representatives to the public. The self-accountability is also important to strengthen the democratic practices. Only in a country where the rule of law means more than formal, legal validity will subjects enjoy real protection from official tyranny and abuse
The DPO (SWAT) stressed that the youth, in order to achieve success, need to nourish their minds with positivity as a prerequisite for positive thoughts, words, actions, habits and characters; as the quality of character makes the quality of success in life. He said that the peace lies within patience and tolerance. The highest form of the strength is forgiveness and highest form of the weakness is revengefulness. The real benchmark of success is our ability to respect people regardless of their backgrounds. This will not only ensure inner peace but will also contribute to social peace and harmony. The youth should always be willing to go an extra mile as it is one of the fundamental qualities of leaders.
Mr. Minhaj-ud-Din, Coordinator Timergara Campus, expressed gratitude and appreciated the efforts of CRSS for organizing such a creative workshop in the vicinity. He stressed that the youth, in order to achieve success, need to nourish their minds with positivity as a prerequisite for positive thoughts, words, actions, habits and characters; as the quality of character makes the quality of success in life. At the end, he awarded the participants with “certificates of participation”.