The decision of the govt to include Farooq Muztar in the Advisory Council has been appreciated by all the sections of the society across the region teeming his induction as the right person at the right place at the right time of events
Srinagar: The intelligentsia from Pir Panjal region of Jammu and Kashmir state feels deeply satisfied and happy over the formation of State Advisory Council for Promotion of Urdu Language fulfilling the demand of the people of the state to restore the status of Urdu as the official language of the state over a long past.
The decision to form the Advisory Council by the state govt on the analogy of National Council For Promotion Of Urdu has been widely hailed by the students, teachers, writers, literary organisations and the civil society of the region at large.
“The creation of the Advisory Council for Promotion of Urdu language in Jammu and Kashmir is a welcome step by the govt for which the Chief Minister, the Education Minister and Commissioner Secretary Higher Education deserve all praise for their personal involvement and interest to make it possible. This has opened new Windows for the coming generations of our state to remain connected with the world of literature and practice in the state. There is the need to return to correspondence in this language by the departments which have dropped it to take up the correspondence in English,” expressed the intellectuals.
The decision of the govt to include veteran educationist, writer and philanthropist Farooq Muztar in the Advisory Council has been profoundly appreciated by all the sections of the society across the region teeming his inclusion as the right person at the right place at the right time of events.
Pirr Panjal region has the distinction of propounding the idea of the creation of this council to save the official language of the state. Dabistan-e-Himala, a sister organisation of Himalayan Education Mission Society headed by the veteran educationist, writer and philanthropist, Farooq Muztar has been working at a wider spectrum experimenting with new techniques and approaches in contemporary education system, had placed the idea of formation of an Advisory Council for Promotion of Urdu in the past but the process demanded a lot of time in drawing the details of its functioning and approaches to be included in its ambit which finally materialised with the issuance of the formal order as a result of keen personal interest of the chief minister and the minister for education.
The intelligentsia from the Pir Panjal region has expressed satisfaction over the names of all other members of the council who have been assigned the responsibility of taking Urdu to its desired heights in the state.
The intelligentsia and the civil society from Pir Panjal have levied strong aspirations from the Council and hope that the region shall get a sub-office for Promotion of Urdu being a strong bastion of the language alongside Chenab Valley and other regions of the state.
The press note is issued by following persons:
S. M. Azam Shah
M Iqbal Shawl
Ashok Kumar Sharma
Mirza Khan Waqar
A. Rashid Qamar
Prof Haqeeqat Singh Isher
Prof M. Iqbal Raina
Sat Pal Sharma
Sohan Lal Sharma
Featured picture: Farooq Muztar