Mr. Christian Ramage Consul General of French Consulate General Karachi has delivered a lecture on “Islam in France” at Nelson Mandela Hall of the department of International Relations.
Mr. Christian Ramage Consul General of French Consulate General Karachi has said that education welfare is priority of their government and every child of 5 year age living in France must go to School. All Universities in France are Public sector Universities which are subscribed by the Government of France. He was delivering a lecture on Islam in France at Nelson Mandela Hall of the department of International Relations University of Sindh during his visit on Tuesday.
The French Consul General said that around 8% of French population is of the Muslims in France and they are highly protected in France by the Law of the land. Most of Muslims live in France are French the Counsel General said. He said that the Government of France has provided freedom of Religion and added that Islam is second largest religion in France . He said that in France the schools are very important places an a neutral place and added that we believe that the education improve the life of people. He said that French Universities, Colleges and schools have been
providing free education and added that any child living in France of five year age must go school. Our priority is the education and welfare of the people the consul General said. He said that the France is providing free education to its population and free health cover is also responsibility of the government. He said that motto of the French republic is liberty, equality and fraternity and added that we want to promote values and we have strong link with our values.
He said that we still fight against inequalities since the French revolution and added that this is basic of our values. Highlighting historical background of France the Consul General said that before the French Revolution there was kingdom which remain more than 1000 years. He said that France have witnessed five republics which includes republic was in 1792, second was during 1848-1852, 3rd was 1870 to 1940, 4th was during 1946 to 1958 and we live in 5th since
1958. He said that France is 5th economy of the world countries and 5th largest populated country among European Countries. He said that France is rich in its cultural and values. The Chairperson of the department International Relations Dr. Azra Kandhar speaking on the occasion said that French culture and language was an icon of European civilization and is popular in our region too. She said that even today many French scholars are doing their research on Sufism in Sindh. Mr. Daniel Baillon Director Alliance Francaise Karachi, Dean Faculty
of Natural Sciences Dr. Muhammad Tahir Rajput, Mr. Aly Bossin French Language Teacher and others also expressed their views. The delegation also visited the Institute of English Language and Literature and Institute of Sindhology.