The University of Okara’s ( UO ) Department of Sociology, Psychology and Anthropology organized a seminar at the eve of International Day for Zero Discrimination. The seminar was attended by a large number of faculty members and students from the three departments.
Addressing to the Seminar, the In-Charge Department of Sociology, Dr. Sumeera Tul Hassan, said that institutions of higher education had a key role to play in eradication discrimination from the society by providing equal opportunities of education and career development to all classes and creeds.
The In-Charge Department of Psychology, Zoya Yaqub, told that the discrimination had been entrenched in human behaviors over the course of history by the propagation of patriarchy and due to the deep-rooted caste system of the society. “In order to eliminate the discrimination, we need to fix these behaviors first”.
Dr. Shehzad Farid, the In-Charge Department of Anthropology, argued, “Our society is culturally and historically prone to discrimination and only solution to this is quality higher education of the contemporary youth”.
The UO Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Muhammad Zakria Zakar, said in his special message, “Our universities need to come forward to education and train the youth for the creation of an egalitarian society in which the people of all segments, classes, colors and creeds of the society are given equal opportunities to excel in life”.