Family, Faith, And Freedom Are Vital To Any Society: Pastor Torp

Hyderabad, Jan 19: ‘Faith, family, and freedom are the basic building blocks of societies. Societies that value the family, faith, and freedom survive, those that do not eventually disintegrate over time, Norwegian Pastor Jan-Aage Torp, a devotional speaker, who is on a visit to India said today while delivering lecture ‘Culture & Peace in India’ at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (UGC-HRDC).

Jan-Aage Torp also interacted with the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Syed Ainul Hasan and the Registrar Prof. Ishtiaque Ahmed, and other faculty members.

He spoke about the vast cultural diversity of India and appreciated the freedom available to Indians. Speaking to a packed conference hall, Pastor Torp said, ‘I have taken part in anti-abortion campaigns in Norway which is completely non-violent. ‘Gandhi’s philosophy will never go out of fashion, he remarked. Speaking on religious conversion he pointed out that conversions through material benefits and coercion cannot be the basis of religious conversions.

Prof. Siddiqui Mohd Mahmood, OSD II & Dean, School of Education & Training also spoke on the occasion.

Prof. Saneem Fatima, Director, UGC-HRDC introduced the guest speaker. She pointed out that it was India which gave the world the spiritual concepts of Maya and Moksha.


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