Lauding the government initiative of promotion of state's official language, the Joint Committee of Private Schools (JCPS) Sunday said its member educational institutes will contribute the cause by publishing brochures, forms and other material in the language besides installing boards and banners with Urdu translations.
The JCPS said everyone must take steps to help the progress of this language. "Due to some unknown reasons, Urdu has been losing ground in Jammu and Kashmir which needs to be checked," said G N Var, president JCPS. "In this regard, our schools have voluntarily decided to use Urdu in our communications, signboards, hoardings, forms etc."
The Committee said Urdu is the only language which binds the people of diverse cultures in Jammu and Kashmir and it is necessary to protect its status.
"Schools have a major role to play in promoting Urdu as this language becomes a medium of bonding between students coming from different areas and cultures," said Var. "English is necessary for our future due to its global status, but Urdu and Kashmiri are two languages from which we have to start preparing. So both the languages are necessary for making our students the best among the lot."