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JU Hosts Seminar on ‘Urdu Literature in J&K and Bangladesh’ – Jammu & Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

Invited at a national seminar on Urdu literature by JU.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, September 1: A two-day national seminar on “Creative Urdu Literature in Jammu-o-Kashmir and Bangladesh” was organized by the Department of Urdu, University of Jammu.
The program was chaired by Professor Suchita Pathania, Dean of Faculty of Arts, while Professor Nayeem Anees from Calcutta was the chief guest and Dr Mohammad Golam Rabbani, Professor, Department of Urdu, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh was the guest of honor. Prof. Mohd Reyaz Ahmad, HoD Urdu, JU was also present at the presidium.
In his inaugural address, Prof. Nayeem Anees described Urdu as an Indian language which played an important role in the unification of India and contributed a lot to India’s freedom struggle. He pointed out that the Urdu language can play a vital role in bringing peace to the subcontinent, especially between India and Pakistan. The language is widely spoken around the world, even in America and Chicago, he added.
Professor Sucheta Pathania said linking Urdu to any particular religion is not true. Urdu language has a rich culture and civilization and has united India from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, she added.
Mohammad Golam Rabbani, Professor, Department of Urdu, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, in his address, informed that not only Indian writers and poets but also Bangladeshi poets and prose writers have played a vital role in producing divine literature in Urdu language. He also made a comparative study of the creative Urdu literature of Bangladesh and Jammu-Kashmir in brief.
Professor Qudoos Javed, Former HOD Urdu, University of Kashmir discussed the contribution of writers from Jammu and Kashmir in promoting Urdu language and literature.
Earlier in his welcome address, Prof. Mohd Reyaz Ahmed, HOD Urdu described creative Uurdu literature in Jammu-o-Kashmir and Bangladesh.
Dr. Chaman Lal, assistant professor in the Department of Urdu, led the proceedings and Dr. Farhat Shamim presented the vote of thanks. Among others, Dr. Abdul Rashid Manhas, Aseer Kishtwari, Dr. Premi Romani (Pune Maharashtar), Prof. Zafar Ahmad (Bangladesh), Dr. Mohd Naseer ud-Din (Bangladesh), Dr. Mohd Shahid ul Islam (Banladesh), Mohsina Akhter (Bangladesh) , Ahmed Imtiaz (University of Delhi) and others also participated in the seminar.

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