Hindi Pakhwada begins at CUK

Fifteen days ‘Hindi Pakhwada’ organised by the Rajbhasha cell of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) began at the varsity’s Green Campus here on Tuesday.

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj Mehraj-ud-Din Mir inaugurated the ‘Hindi Pakhwada’, which was also attended by Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, Controller of Examinations, Prof. Parveen Pandit, Finance Officer, Prof. Fayaz A Nikka, and other officers and employees of the university.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir said that people should learn different languages, particularly of the country, in addition to their mother tongue, as it would prove highly beneficial for them while travelling and communicating with individuals belonging to different States. He said the administrative staff of the university has evinced keen interest in learning Hindi and a majority of them had passed all three programmes i.e. Prabodh, Praveen and Pragya courses, with a good percentage of marks. He said the staff was now trying to use Hindi in official work and in correspondence with other Central government institutions.

Addressing the participants, Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar said the language was a medium to communicate and understand each other properly. He said the Rajbhasha Cell of the university has been continuously organizing programmes to fully acquaint the staff about the Hindi Language, adding that several competitions have also been organised to check the Hindi language proficiency of the staff.

Controller of Examinations, Prof. Parveen Pandit, congratulated the Rajbhasha Cell for observing the Hindi Pakhwada and asked the employees to participate in all the competitions organised by the Cell during these 15 days. She said the objective of writing and speaking any language is to communicate with others, adding that Hindi and Urdu languages should be learnt compulsorily.

Finance Officer, Prof. Fayaz A Nikka complimented the Raj Bhasha Cell for organizing the fifteen daylong event. He said that language does not belong to a particular religion or community and underscored the need of learning Hindi along with other languages.

Hindi Adhikari, Dr. Sakina Akhter conducted the programme proceedings and informed the participants about the frequent steps taken by the Rajbhasha Cell for promotion of Hindi in the university. She said the majority of employees have successfully completed the three courses of Hindi and have also started using the language in their official communication.