Malik for coordinated efforts to promote Kashmiri language
Srinagar, Sep 18: The Minister for Higher Education, Abdul Gani Malik has called for joint and coordinated efforts for promotion of Kashmir language adding Kashmiri was spoken not only in the Valley, but by thousands of people across the Pir Panchal range.
Speaking at the valedictory function of the 32nd Annual Conference of Adbi Markaz Kamraz at Chrar-e-Sharif in Budgam, the Minister urged for identifying Kashmiri talent adding that need of the hour was to produce scholars and writers in Kashmiri to promote the language on sustained basis.
He said the Government would favorably consider recommendations of the historic literary conference with regard to promotion and conservation of Kashmiri language and heritage. He called for joint efforts to keep the Kashmiri language, which has an authentic and rich back ground, alive.
The District development Commissioner Budgam, Muhammad Rafi, scholars, critic and Novelist, Ghulam Nabi Gowhar, General Secretary, Adbi Markaz Kamraz, Dr. Shuja’at Bukhari, President, Aziz Hajini were present on the occasion. The Conference concluded with passing of three important resolutions which include grant of classical language status to Kashmiri language without any delay, which already exists in the 8th schedule of the constitution of India, introduction of Kashmiri as a compulsory subject in 9th and 10th classes in educational institutions and revival of the autonomous character to the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Arts, Culture and Languages. The three resolutions were passed unanimously.
The 6th session of the conference comprised award ceremony in which literary awards were presented to various personalities and writers for their outstanding contribution and performance in the field of Kashmiri language and literature. The Highest literary award Sharf-e-Kamraz was awarded to Naseem Shafai, the Khilate Hanfi Sopori award was presented to Wali Muhammad Bhat Aseer, Talha Jehangeer and Aga Syed Muhammad Hadi Alsafvi.
The Mohi-Ud-Din Hajini Gold medal was awarded to a student Waseem Ahmad for securing first position in MA in Kashmiri.
During the conference some books written in Kashmiri language by individuals and some cultural organization were also released. These included magazine “Prava” published by Adbi Markaz Kamraz, “ Partav” by Daira Adab Dalina, Baramulla, “Nagman Hund Sowgat” by Jaffar Kamran, “Tyuth Pazar” by Abdul Ahad Hajini and “ Pomprin Gath” by Shahbaz Rajourivi.
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