SRINAGAR A two- day National Seminar on the present scenario of Urdu language and literature, Riyasat Jammu Kashmir Main Urdu Zubaan-o-Adab ki Mojuuda Surat-e-haal is being held here at University of Kashmir.
According to a statement, the seminar is being organised by Department of Urdu KU in collaboration with National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, (NCPUL), New Delhi.
Registrar University of Kashmir, Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir who presided over the inaugural session of the seminar said Keeping in view the present situation of Urdu language in the state of Jammu and Kashmir there is a dire need to revive its present status for further development
Former Head and Dean Jamia Millia Islamia Department of Urdu, New Delhi, Prof Obaid-ur-Rehman Hashmi in his keynote address thanked the organizers for inviting him on the occasion.
He said that Kashmir has carried a legacy of rich traditions rooted in the Sufi culture and has produced gems in the language and literature. There are names of brilliant poets and writers from Kashmir whose names would always resonate whenever rich language and literature is being talked about.
He also talked about the relevance of the language in contemporary times and read out poetry couplets of various Urdu poets of the subcontinent. Head Department of Urdu, KU and the seminar patron Prof (Dr) Arifa Bushra delivered the welcome address.
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