Jammu, Nov 9: The Post Graduate department of Urdu, University of Jammu on Tuesday celebrated “Urdu Day” at Prof Gian Chand Jain seminar hall of the department.
Prof Manoj Kumar Dhar, Vice Chancellor of the University of Jammu was the chief guest on the occasion. Prof Qudose Javed, former HoD Urdu Kashmir University, Prof Shohab Inayat Malik, Principal Institute of Music and Fine Arts, University of Jammu and Prof Mohammad Reyaz Ahmed, HoD Urdu shared the presidium with him.
On this occasion, an Urdu journal of Himalayan Education Mission Rajouri was also released by the Vice Chancellor. The editor of the journal Muslim Wani was also present on the occasion.
While speaking on the occasion Prof Dhar congratulated the department of Urdu, University of Jammu for celebrating Urdu Day. Prof Dhar said that these types of activities would be organized at the college level too to enlighten the new generation about Urdu language and literature. He also recited an Urdu Nazm on this occasion.
In his presidential address Prof Qudose Javed informed that Urdu Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Dr Iqbal who contributed a lot for the development of Urdu language and literature. He too threw light on the importance of Iqbal’s poetry and emphasised upon the efforts for promotion of Urdu language and literature.
Prof Shohab Inayat Malik, Principal Institute of Music and Fine Arts highlighted the importance of Urdu Day. He maintained that these types of literary activities enhance the knowledge of students and scholars.
Prof Mohammad Reyaz Ahmed, in his welcome address, threw light on the composite culture and Urdu language and literature. He also stressed upon the importance of Iqbal’s thought in the present era.
The proceedings of the programme were conducted by Dr Abdul Rashid Manhas while a vote of thanks was presented by Dr Farhat Shamim.