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JU celebrates Urdu Day

JAMMU: The P.G department of Urdu, University of Jammu today celebrated 'Urdu Day' in the Prof. Gian Chand Jain seminar hall of the Department of Urdu, University of Jammu.

Prof. M.K. Dhar, Vice Chancellor of the University of Jammu was the chief Guest 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 should be organized at college level too so that the new generation could know more and more about Urdu language and literature. Prof. M.K. Dhar also recites an Urdu Nazam on this day which was appreciated by one an all.

In his presidential address Prof. Qudose Javeed, Fomer, H.O.D Urdu Kashmir University 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 promotion of Urdu Language and literature and importance of Iqbal's poetry.

Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik, Principal Institute of Music and Fine Arts too speak on the occasion and highlighted the importance of Urdu Day. 

He also stressed that the Urdu Day be celebrated at college level too so that the new generation could now about the origin of Urdu language and literature. He also described that these types of literary activities enhance the knowledge of students and scholars.

Those who shared the presidium include Prof. Qudose Javed, former HOD Urdu Kashmir University, Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik, Principal Institute of Music and Fine Arts, University of Jammu and Prof. Mohd Reyaz Ahmed, HOD Urdu. 

On this occasion, an Urdu Journal of Himalayan Education Mission Rajouri namely Dabastan-E-Himala was also released by Vice Chancellor Jammu University Prof.Manoj Kumar Dhar. The editor of the journal Muslim Wani was also present on the occasion.

Prof. Mohd Reyaz Ahmed, H.O.D Urdu presented a detailed welcome address and thanked all the college level teachers, Urdu luminaries, poets, writers and other Guests who attend the celebration and make this a successful event. In his speech he threw light on the composite culture of Urdu language and literature and described the importance of Iqbal's thought in present era.

The proceeding of the program was conducted by Dr Abdul Rashid Manhas in a befitting manner while a vote thanks was presented by Dr Farhat Shamim. 

The program was attended by members of the civil society, college teachers, scholars, students, faculty members and others. 

Prominent who present on the occasion includes Dr T.R. Raina, Mr. Aseer Kishtwari, Jb Khalid Hussain, Ameen Banhali, Payre Hatash, Dr. Chaman Lal, Khursheed Kazmi & many others.

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