Chairman 'Rumi Forum' and 'Cultural Dialogue Centre' Mr. Harun Koken visits UOG
Gujrat: Our message is Peace, Love and Harmony. We are interested in Education, Dialogue and new thought. We believe in exchange of information and ideas. UNESCO is supporting us. We are basically a (Khidmet) services movement. We are nonpolitical and influencing civil society movements. We are publishing “Fountain” a bimonthly magazine of Scientific and spiritual thoughts and have 3000 subscribers in Pakistan. M Fatehullah Gulen is our beacon light who has penned more then 65 books on Islamic cum socio-cultural dimensions. We are running ‘Rumi Forum’ for spiritual interaction. We distribute books to universities as a courtesy. We have conducted more than 15 international conferences in Chicago, Al-Azhar and other important academic centers of the world, in collaboration with others. We have conducted a Peace Conference in Karachi and are in the process of organizing a conference in collaboration with Punjab University through HEC. 25 new theses are likely to be presented in the conference. 18 schools in Pakistan have been established as a Pak - Turk joint venture. We have established 2000 schools around the world.
These views were expressed by Mr Harun Koken Chairman Turkish NGOS, ‘Rumi Forum’ and ‘Cultural Dialogue Center; in his dialogue with the Vice Chancellor University of Gujrat Professor Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin on a visit to UOG along with his delegation. Mr Suat Erguran Vice President and Mr Hizmatulla were accompanying him. The V.C UOG Prof Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin in his talk appreciated Rumi’s thoughts. The UOG has conducted many Seminars and Symposia on mysticism. We are also interested is establishing a Sufi Chair and presented the case to the Governor, who has liked it. We would like to collaborate with you in working together to organize joint ventures for social sciences research, mysticism, human rights and on other cultural issues. He emphasized the need for democracy and democratic way of working whereby to dissolve ethno-linguistic identities and emerge as one Pakistani nation. He appreciated the TurKish model of tolerance. The Vice Chancellor gifted some of the newly published books of UOG as a courtesy gesture, to the delegation. Conversely Mr Haroon Koken presented books published by his organization to the Vice Chancellor and donated some books to the UOG library.
Prof Syed Shabber Hussain Shah also participated in the talks. Sheikh Abdul Rashid, Director and Prof Humayum Ghauri from Media & Publications department were also present in the meeting