Canadian writer optimistic of Urdu future
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Srinagar, June 1: The Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Tuesday organized an interaction with Canada based Urdu writer, Syed Taqi Abidi.
While addressing the jam-packed Seminar Hall of the Cultural Academy, Dr Abidi said he was optimistic of the language future. “Urdu is safe and I see a bright future for the language,” he said.
He spoke at length on the life and times of legendary Urdu poet, Mirza Assadullah Khan Ghalib.
“Unfortunately, people in all the parts of the world have not understood Ghalib and his poetry in entirety,” Abidi said, adding, “for knowing Ghalib one ought to study his psyche, the social milieu in which he lived as also the conditions prevalent at the time”.
Director Ghalib Institute, Shahid Maholi also spoke on the occasion.
Shahid said it would be great if the Ghalib Institute and State Cultural Academy organised a joint programme on Ghalib and his life.
“I think the Ghalib Institute and the Cultural Academy should organise a seminar or conference on Ghalib in months ahead,” he proposed.
Responding to his remarks, Secretary Academy, Zafar Iqbal Manhas assured that the Cultural Academy would do so in the immediate future.
“I assure the Director Ghalib Institute that this would be done within the next three to four months, ” Zafar said.
In his presidential address, historian and MLC, Muhammad Yousuf Taing said there was an urgent need to hold such programmes, which provided space for constructive debate.
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