Highlighting the importance of Urdu as a cultural
heritage and a mother tongue of millions, director of National Council for
Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) Dr Aquil Ahmed said the state government
should grant permission for establishing more primary as well as high
schools in Urdu medium. He said that education department should address issues pertaining to Urdu schools and their teachers
Dr Aquil was speaking at all-India seminar on ‘Urdu Adab
ki taraqqi mein khawateen
ka hissa’ (role of women in promotion of Urdu literature), organised by National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language in collaboration with Hussnen Education Fellowship Society, Goa at Miramar.
The seminar was inaugurated in the presence of director of education, Vandana Rao, Dr Fouziya Rabab, president of Hussnen Education Fellowship Society, Dr Afreen Shaikh and Shaikh Sulaiman Karol.
Dr Aquil said that government should conduct a refresher
course for all Urdu teachers in Goa and any proposal in this regard will be
considered by the central
He further said that NCPUL has raised issues related to availability of Urdu textbooks on time with the education secretary.
Director of education Vandana Rao lauded the efforts of
the organiser for conducting a seminar in Goa and further
said that there should be a centre of Urdu literature to highlight women’s contribution in the field of Urdu language.
“Urdu can flourish through primary schools as it promotes
the language and will help in economic development of the
community,” said Rao. She assured full support and cooperation in promoting
Renowned writers Dr Tahira Shaikh, Rukhsana Shah, noted Urdu poetess from Goa, Dr Fouziya Rabab, Dr Zille Huma, Dr Sadika Nawab Sahar and Dr Sharfunnihar also addressed the gathering and informed about women›s contributions in Urdu literature.
Meanwhile, Dr Afreen thanked NCPUL for extending
financial help for this seminar and said that their
organisation is keen on promoting Urdu at all levels in Goa with the support from concerned authorities.
Around 150 Urdu lovers, teachers and students from Goa
attended the seminar. Fehmida Khan and Sulaiman Karol compered the function.
While Suraiya Shaikh proposed the vote