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Two Days World Urdu Conference Commences at JU

JAMMU: In connection with the Golden Jubilee celebrations of University of Jammu, the two day World Urdu Conference was by the Department of Urdu, University of Jammu in collaboration National Council for Promotion of Urdu language, New Delhi (NCPUL) and World Urdu Association, New Delhi on the topic 'Depiction of Regional Culture and Tradition in Urdu Literature' was today inaugurated by Prof. Manoj Dhar Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu in the Brigadier Rajinder Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu.

In his address Prof.Dhar said that any language is the DNA of a society and for that matter Urdu has played a defining role in the freedom struggle of our Country.

He further said that Urdu is a rich language and lot of literature is available and to make Urdu more popular among the masses, as said by Dr Taqi Abedi, some of the commonly used words must be introduced to make it more popular.

Technical intervention is also required so that the youth who are techno savvy are attracted to this language because youth like to read and write in digital formats. Prof Dhar said that University of Jammu is committed to the promotion of Urdu and other languages and in that direction University of Jammu is starting Centre for Manuscriptology.

Prof Dhar welcomed the delegates from Egypt, London, UK, Bangladesh, Iran and Canada for coming University of Jammu despite the fact that there is a disturbance in the State and hope that their Research papers will be beneficial for the students, scholars and Civil Society Members.

Earlier, Dr Taqi Abedi in his detailed keynote address critically analyzed both poetry and prose where regional culture has been depicted by various towering Urdu Writer of Urdu. He started from Quli Kutub Shah to till date where regional culture has been depicted by the poets in their verses and quoted some important verses of different poets, where regional culture and tradition has been depicted. In Prose he too started from Daccan where he discussed the regional culture and tradition in Sabras. Similarly he too presented a detailed summary of prose writings in other parts of India.

Earlier welcome address was presented by HOD Urdu and Dean Faculty of Arts Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik, in which he threw light on the aims and objectives of the two day World Urdu Conference.

He informed that it is the biggest World Urdu Conference which has been organized by the Department of Urdu in the history of University of Jammu.

Prof. Shohab further informed that the papers which would be presented by the scholars in the conference would be published in a book form for the benefits of New Generation.

Earlier Rasa Javedani Memorial Award was presented to Prof.Manoj Dhar, Vice Chancellor by Rasa Javedani Memorial Literary Society, Jammu for his contribution to life Science and for making University a hub of literally and cultural activities.

Prof. Khawaja Ekram Ud Din, Chairman World Urdu Association presented a Vote of thanks while proceeding o f the program was conducted by Dr. Mohd Reyaz Ahmed, Associate Professor of the department of Urdu, University of Jammu.

Later an academic session was also organized in the Department of Urdu. The session was presided over by Prof. Shehnaz Anjum, Prof. Khawaja Ekram-ud-Din.

Those who presented papers include Dr. Nusrat Jahan, Prof. Mola Baksh, Dr. Ali Abass, Dr. Farzana Lutfiee, Dr Zaneb.

Later a Sham-e-Ghazal was also organized in the Brigadier Rajinder Singh Auditorium in which Ustad Saqawat Hussain Khan performed and Saqawat Hussain Khan, Deepali Watal too entertained the audience by singing some Ghazals.

Farooq Ahmed Khan, Advisor to Hon'ble Governor was the Chief Guest on the occasions

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