AwantiporaAs a step towards promotion of indigenousliterature and its translation, Three Day National Workshop on Literary Translation: Theory and Praxis organised by Department of English Language and Literature, Islamic University of Science and Technology(IUST) began today at IUST Campus. The Workshop is being organised with the aim of addressing the recent trends in Translation Studies and will continue for three days during which resource persons from variousreputed institutions will conduct technical sessions.
Speaking on the occasion, Honble Vice Chancellor-IUST Prof. Mushtaq A. Siddiqi, who was the Chief Guest during the inaugural session emphasized the need to learn literature which would enhance the learning abilities of individuals and maximize their potential. He emphasised the importance of conducting such events in the university and promised full support for such activities in future as well. Prof. Harish Narang Former Chairperson, Centre for English Studies JNU, Delhi delivered the keynote address. In his address Prof.Narang deliberated on Translating India- Recent Trends. He elaborated on linguistic diversity of India and the scope of Translation in a linguistically rich country like India. The trend of translating indigenous literature into only Hindi and English has changed from last decades, he added. Among various dignitaries present wereProf.ShafiShauq, Prof. Mohammad Amin Malik and Dr.NusratBazaz.Deans of various Schools, HoDs, scholars and students of the varsity were also present during the workshop. Earlier, Head- Department of English Language and Literature IUST, Dr.Munejah Khan welcomed the guests and gave a brief introduction about the workshop. The inaugural function ended with presentation of mementoes and a formal vote of thanks.
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