CUK celebrates ‘Hindi Divas’

Srinagar—Central University of Kashmir (CUK), Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir Thursday inaugurated Hindi-Divas at var­sity’s Nowgam-II administrative cum academic campus here.

Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, former Head of Department of Hindi, Guru Nanak Dev Uni­versity, Amritsar, Prof. Vinod Taneja, Finance Officer, Mr. Haji Bashir Ahmad, Hindi Adhikari, Ms. Sakeena Akhter, and senior officials of the university were also present during the function organised by the Rajbhasha Cell.

Addressing the gathering, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir said the people should learn dif­ferent languages of the world in addition to their mother tongue. “The language should never be identified or associat­ed with any religion or commu­nity,” he said. Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir hailed the employees of the varsity for passing the Prabodh, Praveen and Pragya courses. He said the employees have evinced keen interest in learning the language.

Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, gave a detailed resume of the measures taken by the univer­sity to promote Hindi among the staff. He said that besides administrative staff, some of the faculty members have also expressed willingness to learn Hindi. Prof. Zargar said that the employees are fast learning Hin­di and would soon do their offi­cial work in that language.

Former Head of Department of Hindi, Guru Nanak Dev Uni­versity, Amritsar, Prof. Vinod Taneja, traced the history of Hindi and said the language has evolved over the period of time. Prof. Tanejha asked the employ­ees to use simple Hindi words and avoid tougher ones. “The main aim while writing and speaking the language should be to communicate to others in easy way,” he added. He com­plimented the Raj Bhasha Cell for organizing the function.

Hindi Adhikari, Ms. Sakina Akhter conducted the pro­gramme proceedings and in­formed the participants about the steps taken by the Rajbha­sha Cell for Hindi promotion.

Later the Vice-Chancellor, distributed prizes and cer­tificates among the employees who secured first three posi­tions during the examinations conducted in Hindi Pakhwara.

Private Secretary to Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Mir Naveed bagged the first prize of Rs 2500 while as Laboratory At­tendant, Mr. Irfan Muhammad bagged the second prize of Rs 2000. The third prize of Rs 1500 was bagged by the As­sistant Administration Section, Mr. Muhammad Iqbal. The VC also distributed participation

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