First workshop on Hindi at CUK inaugurated
Srinagar, Dec 31: Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdul Wahid today inaugurated the maiden workshop on Hindi at CUK’s Transit Campus here.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Wahid charted the history of the language at the national and local level, especially mentioning the contribution of the Muslim scholars in the promotion of Hindi as a language. Prof Wahid also emphasized about the promotion of the local languages and other minor languages of the valley. He said the proposal is under consideration for setting up a Centre for endangered languages at CUK. Prof Abdul Wahid said the language should never be identified with any particular religion as it’s a mere medium of expression.
CUK Registrar, Prof. Muhammad Afzal Zargar, said that the employees and other staff will be provided the basic minimum knowledge about Hindi by organizing regular training classes and similar workshops. CUK Registrar also said the University would also form Executive Committees as required under MHRD norms.
Head of the Department Sanskrit, University of Kashmir, Prof. Zohra Afzal, who was the guest speaker on the occasion, deliberated on the evolution of the language and its usage in the contemporary world. She said the said language was easy to learn and comprehend. Prof. Zohra asked the participants to learn the language with dedication.
CUK Hindi Adhikari, Sakina Akhter, proposed the vote of thanks and discussed the basics of the language with the participants and also traced its origin in India in the technical session.