Aligarh: Experts from across the Country and abroad discussed the requisites of global citizenship such as creativity, proactive problem-solving abilities, decision making, critical thinking, effective communication of ideas, teamwork, and other skills and attributes in the international virtual conference on ‘Becoming a Global Citizen-Skills and Approach’ organised by the Law Society, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
Delivering the keynote address, Mr Subhajit Sanyal, Himalyan (White House National College, Nepal) emphasised that global citizen crosses the geographical and political boundaries of the nations with skills and expertise. Global citizens have existed since ancient times.
The Chief Guest, Ms Shefali Raj (Managing Director, PSIT, Kanpur) discussed the importance of the right attitude, skills, knowledge, curiosity, flexibility, effective and appropriate communication, analytical and critical thinking and intercultural knowledge.
“We live in a world, where people across the globe are connected through the knowledge base and skills,” she said urging the participants of the programme to think globally.
Presiding over the conference, Dr Prabham Thoudam (Head of Research and Engagement Division, Oman) spoke about skills and leadership qualities, required all over the world.
Dr Prabham pointed out that AMU students have the potential and necessary skills to reach far off places as global citizens.
“AMU founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was a global citizen. He travelled to England and came back to establish a University based on a global thinking to make common Indians attain expertise in the modern and scientific education,” said Prof M Shakeel Ahmed Samdani.
He also spoke about how the New Educational Policy will take the Country’s education ahead in the best of ways.
Mr Mohd Nasir moderated the question and answer session. Prof Mohammad Ashraf extended the vote of thanks. Abdullah Samdani delivered the welcome address.