Imphal, the Feb 28,
One Day interactive session with the centre in-charges of Urdu, Arabic, CABA-MDTP and others of Manipur was held at Hotel Imphal, today graced by Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla as Chief Guest.
Expressing her delight on learning that Urdu Zaban is being taught to the youngster in Manipur, the Governor spoke on the growth of Urdu to one of the prominent language of the Nation from a contact or link language. She said that to bring prosperity in Urdu language, the language needs to be popularised amongst the people of the state by breaking the boundary of confining the language to only one believe.
Today’s interactive session was hosted by National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Government of India.
Hosting these type of interactive session with centre-incharges is for furtherance the cause of Urdu language and make known the various existing schemes of the Council by inviting the target group of the schemes who are not taking a benefit due to being residing in the far flung areas of the country. NCPUL is working for the promotion, propagation and development of Urdu language across the Country through its various schemes. There is no another body in the world which has been mandated with such a huge power and budget for furtherance of cause of Urdu. The Council has already hosted such programme in three places like Goa, Ranchi and Hojai, Assam.
The Council is running different courses in which at present 141683 students have enrolled themselves for pursuing the courses in 252 districts of 25 States including Union Territories. Records show that 13 Centres are running of Urdu, 3 of Arabic Diploma, 9 of Arabic language and 30 of CABA MDTP at different locations of Manipur.
Director, National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language Dr. Aquil Ahmad, Research Officers’ Dr. Kalimullah and Mr. Intekhab Ahmed attended the function on the dais and representatives from NGOs, Colleges, Schools and Madarsas of Manipur have participated the interactive session.