‘Gandhi intended to make Urdu India’s official language’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Kishtwar, Nov 12: In connection with World Urdu Day and birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalaam Azad, Kishtwar Campus University of Jammu in collaboration with National Council for promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) Ministry of HRD Government of India organized one day national seminar on the subject ‘Urdu in Jammu and Kashmir Problems and Solutions.’
The valedictory function was presided over by Prof Ali Javed of dept of Urdu Delhi University, former Minister MLA Inderwal Ghulam Muhammad Saroori was the chief guest on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion Saroori said that Urdu language had played a vital role in maintaining national integration and communal harmony. Being the official language of the State, it is the duty of the State Govt to promote the language and give it a due share as it is the official and constitutional language.
He assured the gathering that he would raise the issue of Urdu language on the floor of the coming session of State Legislative Assembly.
Prof Ali Javed informed that after partition, Mahatma Gandhi was intended to make Urdu official language of India but due to lack of one vote it could not become the official language of India. It was the State of JK which made the Urdu official and constitutional language of the State but only in papers.
Various speakers highlighted the importance of Urdu in JK and said that the language has a great relevance in the State as it is not only the official and constitutional language but also a link language between the three regions of the State.
Those who presented papers in the academic session included Fida Kishtwari, Abdul Salam Zargar, Dr Mohi-U-din Zohar, Prof. Ali Javed, Dr Reyaz Ahmed, Dr Chaman lal, Dr A R Manhas, Prof Majid Mujmir, Prof Nazir Ahmed Malik, Altaf Kishtrwari and others.
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