Sunday, July 8, 2012


Srinagar, July 07 (Only Kashmir): A seven-day workshop on ‘professional enrichment of Urdu journalists’ organized by Directorate of distance education (DDE) in collaboration with National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL)started here at University of Kashmir on Saturday.
While speaking during the inaugural ceremony of the workshop which was held at Gandhi Bhawan, Minister for higher education, labour and employment Abdul Gani Malik   emphasized on the need to expedite our collective efforts at various levels for the preservation and promotion of the Urdu language and Urdu press to save it from extinction.
“Several programs, seminars and conferences have been organized by government and other non-governmental organizations and literary forums at college and university level for the promotion of Urdu language over the last few years. However more needs to be done if we are to restore the status of the language which it used to have few decades back in the sub-continent,” said AG Malik.
In his presidential address Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Talat said the University is always ready for any kind of collaboration with other Universities and institutions aimed at promotion of the Urdu language and has several plans in the pipeline to introduce Urdu as a subject in one of the satellite campuses .
He said “As I am being informed through this inaugural ceremony that since 1986 this is the first event which has been organized by NCPUL at the University of Kashmir. Therefore we are highly thankful to them that they have chosen our campus for the workshop after such a long time and we assure all other universities like the Jammu University and NCPUL that we are ready for any sought of MoU amongst the three institutes for conducting activities for the promotion of Urdu language in future.”
In his address Vice Chairman NCPUL Professor Waseem Barailvey while appreciating the growth of Urdu press in the state of J&K said “Jammu and Kashmir has the highest number of Urdu newspapers all over the country than any other state which shows the tremendous love and respect of the people of J&K for Urdu language.”
Galaxy of Journalists, belonging to Jammu and Kashmir State and National Press, Deans, HOD, of Kashmir University, Jammu University, eminent poet and critic Prof. Rehman Rahi and delegates of other institutions of high repute attended the workshop.
Prof Barailvy said that journalism in corporate media in India today revolves around only politics, films and sports and it is here where Urdu journalists can once again create a space for themselves by highlighting the burning social, economic, environmental and developmental issues.
Khawaja Ikram-ud-din NCPUL Director said that the reason for choosing Kashmir as a venue for the workshop was because Urdu is the official language of the state and the workshop will provide an opportunity to the young budding Urdu journalists to learn about the latest developments in the world of Urdu journalism.
Renowned broadcaster and journalist Ghulam Nabi Khayal delivered a keynote address during the inaugural ceremony of the workshop in which he deliberated on the historical growth and development of Urdu journalism in Kashmir.
Editor-in-Chief Only Kashmir Bilal Bashir Bhat was also present on the occasion.
Dr Naheed Ruhee Associate Professor DDE presented vote of thanks on the occasion.(OK)


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